The 2013 River Tour Registration Is Now Open!
All tours are free and open to the public.
Please See Below For A Description Of All Tours
CLICK HERE for Paddle Tour Registration
CLICK HERE for Bike Tour Registration
Join Riverkeeper on WNY waterways and learn about nature, while enjoying some great paddling, cycling, and hiking! . The River Tour season will begin May 1st and continue until mid-October. * Paddling and cycling requires moderate to heavy physical activity.
Participants may use RIVERKEEPER’s kayaks at no charge or may bring your own kayak or canoe.
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is offering paddling, and cycling on and along WNY’s waterways from May 1st – October 9th.
Canalside Paddle Tours:
All tours meet on the Lawn area at Canalside and launch from the lower docks.
Wednesday May 29th – Natural History of the Buffalo River ( 3pm – 5:30pm)
Thursday June 6th – Built by Immigrants (12pm – 2:30pm).
Thursday June 6th – Built by Immigrants ( 3pm– 5:30pm).-**Reservations for the use of RIVERKEEPER kayaks on this tour are now full. You can still participate if you are bringing your own boat to use. Please call 716-852-7483 extension 39 to register for this tour. For all other tours register online at the above link.
Tuesday June 18th –The Grand Ladies of the Lake, Buffalo’s Grain Elevators (3pm – 5:30pm)
Tuesday June 18th –THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL
Friday June 21st – Music on the Water
(6pm – 8:30pm)
Wednesday July 24th – A Tour of Progress (3pm – 5:30pm, 6 – 8:30pm)
Saturday July 27th – Poetry Paddle (9am – 11:30am )
Wednesday August 14th – Music on the Water (5:30pm – 7:30pm)
Saturday October 5th – Poetry Paddle (9am – 11:30am)
Canalside Bicycle Tours:
Tours start at the Wooden Boardwalk at Canalside and are the first Wednesday of the month from May 1st to October 2nd. Check-in starts at 5:30 PM, tour leaves promptly at 6 PM. Guests may bring their own bikes or rent them from Riverkeeper. Pre-registration is required, please register online. Bike rentals must be reserved by 4pm the day prior to the ride.
Riverwalk Paddle Tours:
Meeting site for tours To Be Announced pending construction plans at some launch sites. Registered attendees will receive updated status of meeting spot prior to the tour.
Saturday May 25th – Scajaquada Regatta (10am – 12pm) Reservations for the use of RIVERKEEPER kayaks for the Scajaquada Regatta are now full. You can still participate if you are bringing your own boat to use. Please call 716-852-7483 extension 39 to register for the Regatta. For all other tours register online at the above link.
Wednesday June 12th – Birding Tour (5:30pm – 7:30pm)
Wednesday July 10th – Paddling Skills (5:30pm – 7:30pm)
Friday July 12th – Reflections on the Water (5:30 pm – 7:30pm)
Friday August 9th – Poetry Paddle (5:30pm – 7:30pm)
Tuesday September 24th – Black Rock Locks ( 5:30pm – 7:30pm)
Wednesday October 9th – Survival Skills Paddle (5:30pm – 7:30pm)
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