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Local Clubs in the North East


UConn Kayaking
The Uconn Kayaking Club is a student run organization dedicated to the exciting sport of whitewater kayaking. The club is open to all UConn students and community members; providing boats, gear, and membership, completely free of charge.


Zoar Outdoor
Since 1989, Zoar Outdoor has offered the best in New England white water rafting trips, kayaking clinics, zip line canopy tours, canoeing instruction, rock climbing classes and kayak rentals for adventurers of all abilities, from beginners to experts.



Ledyard Canoe Club
As part of the Dartmouth Outing Club, Ledyard Canoe Club has supported flatwater and whitewater canoeing and kayaking trips since 1920. Ledyard runs weekly whitewater trips for beginners through experts throughout New England, and also operates a community canoe/kayak rental business on the Connecticut River.
Merrimack Valley Paddlers


AMC NY-NJ Chapter
New York
The Appalachian Mountain Club's New York-North Jersey Chapter is the largest and most comprehensive canoe and kayak organization in the NYC area, with over 100 activities throught the year. We paddle on quiet water, whitewater and sea kayak trips ranging from one day to one week. We offer summer paddling classes for novice through intermediate paddlers, whitewater rescue classes to keep our trips safe, and winter pool sessions to refine our skills. We maintain a fleet of 60 canoes and kayaks for our members to rent at a nominal cost, so you needn't own your own boat to join us.
F.L.O.W. Paddlers'Club
FLOW is a full-service paddling club serving Rochester and Western NY.
Housatonic Area Canoe & Kayak Sq.
South Hackensack
Do you want to get into whitewater kayaking, improve your skills, or meet fun people to paddle with? Join Kayak and Canoe Club of NY.
Outdoor Education / Base Camp / Colgate University
Zoar Valley Paddling Club
Promoting and practicing proper paddling and safety, organizing and holding club activities and events, aiding in river protection and conservation, and introducing river sport to new members.


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AW's original purpose since 1954 has been to distribute information among its Affiliate Clubs. AW's relationship with local clubs has provided the backbone for much of the river conservation and access work it accomplishes throughout the country. Over 100 clubs are now AW Club Affiliates and they are all doing great work on your behalf. If you don't belong to a club, consider joining one of the organizations found on this page.

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Your Club Information

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