AMC’s Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic

Get ready to launch your kayak and wet your paddles with this brand new guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club, featuring 40 of the best coastal paddling adventures from New York to Virginia. This concise guide highlights the top kayaking trips that can be completed in a day or turned into an overnight, from the New York City Water Trail, threading its way through all five boroughs, to beautiful Virginia Beach at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Paddle amongst the historic sailboats of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor or pay a visit to the wild ponies of Assateague Island. Each trip includes a full description and map of the route, plus information on launches, tide and currents, and nearby attractions. An at-a-glance trip planner makes choosing the perfect paddling trip a snap and a selection of fascinating nature and history essays make this an indispensable guide to kayaking on the Mid-Atlantic seaboard.

Inside you'll find:

  • 40 paddling trips for all ability levels

  • At-a-glance trip planner to help you find the trip that’s right for you

  • Detailed maps showing boat launches and parking areas, routes, and natural highlights

  • Summaries of time, tidal planning, and cautions for each route

  • GPS coordinates and NOAA chart numberS for each launch

  • Equipment and safety tips, including advice on kayaks, paddles, and what to carry on your trip

  • Essays on nature and coastal history and ecology