Paddle the Bronx River!

Here are our upcoming guided paddling trips:

Check out our paddling schedule for a full listing of all of our organized paddling trips (and other activities) and look at our Recreation page for more information and what to expect on a Bronx River canoe trip.

We invite you to explore the hidden oasis that is the Bronx River. The Bronx River Blueway Paddling Guide (PDF) will lead you along this hidden gem in New York City -- the 23-mile Bronx River flows for eight miles through the heart of the Bronx. Experience the beautiful forested northern areas of the Bronx which then gradually changes to the industrial Bronx that New York City is well famously known.

Be sure to visit the interactive guide at and on Habitat Maps.

This Bronx River Blueway Paddling Guide was prepared for the New York State Department of State Division of Coastal Resources with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

Please be advised on the following in planning a Bronx River Paddle:

- River conditions within the upper freshwater sections of the river - between 219th and first portage of the NYBG
- Each of the 3 portages along the river vary in construction.
> The northernmost Snuff Mill Dam portage has a 10 minute walk to the canoe put in, wheels are suggested. In planning your trip, please make the garden aware of your travel plans.
> The Bronx Zoo portage is a small island located between the Twin Dams. This island is home to poison ivy so please be aware of footing.
> The 182nd Street Fish Passage portage is confined within a gated area that remains locked. Please be aware that although there are restrooms present within the park area, it is unaccessible via portage site.
- There is a DEP trash boom present at the northern portion of Concrete Plant Park, the boom can paddled over with kayak and canoe with sufficient speed.