2015 River Tours


Registration is Now Open!

Riverkeeper offers hiking and biking tours, and our 2015 Summer Schedule is now open!  Come join us on these tours as we explore our local watershed to learn about the history and importance of these places.  Become better connected with our environment so we can all continue to work of protecting and restoring our water.  Please see below for tours dates and locations.

2015 Water Tours

Join us on a professionally guided, interpretive paddle tours on our region’s greatest asset — our water!  Each tour has its own unique story that showcases the importance of how our water shapes our past, present, and future.  All tours are guided by naturalists, local water experts, and ACA certified instructors in kayak and rescue.  Kayaks can be rented from Riverkeeper or you may bring your own.  Spots on our tours are limited.

Water Tours 2015

Explore the iconic grain elevators lining the Buffalo River and learn about our region’s industrial industrial heritage. Learn the history of these revolutionary structures including their architectural influence around the world.  Paddle tour launches from Mutual Riverfront Park located here: https://goo.gl/hdvfN4

Explore and learn about the natural and human history of this important water body and how Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and our partners are making progress to restore the water quality and the natural environment along the river’s shoreline.  Tour launches from Mutual Riverfront Park located here: https://goo.gl/hdvfN4

This spectacular paddle will launch from the restored East River Marsh on Grand Island and explore Motor and Strawberry Islands of the Upper Niagara River. The numerous restoration projects as well as the history and ecology of the Niagara River Islands will be discussed.  Paddle tour launches from East River Marsh located here: https://goo.gl/Tz1WNT

Much of Buffalo’s explosive growth in the 19th and 20th centuries was thanks to numerous immigrants that lived and worked in our city during that time. Join us as we paddle through Buffalo’s Historic Old First Ward and enjoy a unique perspective on our grain elevators and industrial heritage.  Paddle tour launches from Mutual Riverfront Park located here: https://goo.gl/hdvfN4

Click Here To Purchase Your Water Tour Ticket

Bike Tour

Bike Tours

Wednesday, May 6, 5:45PM-8PM, Canalside (Buffalo)
Wednesday, June 3, 5:45PM-8PM, Canalside (Buffalo)
Thursday, June 18, 5:45PM-8PM, The Silo Restaurant (Lewiston)
Wednesday, July 1, 5:45PM-8PM, Canalside (Buffalo)
Wednesday, July 8, 5:45PM-8PM, LaSalle Waterfront Park (Niagara Falls)
Wednesday, August 5, 5:45PM-8PM, Canalside (Buffalo)

Free and Open to the Public

Click Here For The Bike Tour Registration Page


Hiking Tours

Hiking TourSaturday, May 9, 11:45AM-2PM, West Seneca Oxbow (West Seneca)
Wednesday, June 10, 5:45PM-8PM, Hunters Creek County Park, Upper (East Aurora)
Saturday, July 11, 9:15AM-11:30AM, Sprague Brook County Park (Glenwood)
Wednesday, August 12, 5:45PM-8PM, Hunters Creek County Park, Lower (East Aurora)
Saturday, September 26, 9:15AM-11:30AM, Artpark Upper Rim Trail (Lewiston)
Saturday, October 10, 9:15AM-11:30AM, Niagara Gorge: Devaux Woods to the Whirlpool (Niagara Falls)

Free and Open to the Public

Click Here For The Hiking Tour Registration Page



Paddle Tours

Paddle TourTuesday, June 23, 5:45PM-8PM, Cayuga Creek and the Little River at Griffon Park (Niagara Falls)***
Wednesday, July 15, 5:45PM-8PM, Birdwatching Paddle at Hyde Park Lake (Niagara Falls)***
Tuesday, July 28, 5:45PM-8PM, The Little Niagara and Cayuga Island at Griffon Park (Niagara Falls)***
Saturday, August 8, 9:15AM-11:30AM, Lower Niagara River at Youngstown Docks (Youngstown)
Thursday, August 27, 5:45PM-8PM, Birdwatching Paddle at Hyde Park Lake (Niagara Falls)

***Indicates tour is full and we are now accepting participants for our waitlist in case there are cancellations.

Free and Open to the Public

Click Here For The Paddle Tour Registration Page

Registration for each tour will open 30 days prior to that tour. Custom paddling programs are also available. To learn more about this option, please visit our Custom Programs webpage.




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