Trip Index

NACK Activities See NACK schedule for details

  • Peconic Bay May 15th Sunday Paddle and BBQ Riverhead
  • Oyster Bay June 5th Sunday Bay Day in Oyster Bay
  • Browns River June 16th Thursday Sayville
  • Little Neck Bay Udall’s Cove June 18th Saturday Douglaston
  • Croton Point Park June 24th- 27th Friday-Sunday
    Hudson River Greenland Festival 2011 (NON-NACK EVENT)
  • Shinnecock Bay July 9th Saturday Shinnecock Shores
  • Manhattan Island Circumnavigation July 16th Saturday
  • Nissequogue River August
  • Robins Island August
  • Shelter Island Circumnavigation September

We would love to post some cool photos on this page. If you have taken pictures at any of our events and can supply a digital copy, please see one of our board members.

NACK organizes group paddles all over the Long Island area and a few trips in other, far off locations.  Recent trips included Robbins Island and Sebonac Inlet  in Peconic Bay, Shelter Island, the Jones Beach Air Show, Oyster Bay, Centerport Harbor,  Orient Point, and Fire Island.  We  paddle to various locations in Great South Bay on an almost weekly basis and there are trips on the scenic and tranquil rivers on Long Island like Carmans, Nissequogue, Peconic, Browns and the Connetequot.  These trips, especially the river trips, offer great opportunities to view abundant wildlife.

PeerGroup-100NACK Peer Practice: NACK is founded on a solid commitment to skills. Here are scenes from our first Peer Practice on a cold October day. Peer training can be problematic because it is easy to propagate bad skills, but getting together to help practice skills can be quite useful. Peer practice combines elements of skill development, observation and feedback and fosters group commitment. The term “Peer Practice” was offered to us by adviser Wayne Horodowich. Photos S. Selkin

FIL-Walk-100 Fire Island Lighthouse Walk: NACK seeks to maintain activities for all members throughout the year. Not all members are prepared for winter paddling. In the winter we schedule activites that offer opportunities for all our members to stay in contact and keep in shape. The Fire Island Lighthouse walk and tour is an excellent example of one of our winter season activites. Photos by E. O’Connor

GordonPath-100Founders Paddle at Democrat Point: Shortly after NACK was formed the founding members planned a trip to Democrat Point near Jones Inlet on the Great South Bay. This was to be a surf practice and bonding trip. Democrat Point is an area with breaking surf and standing waves which is frequented by Long Island surfers. It is best suited to paddlers with advanced skills. Photos by S. Selkin

Launch-100 Nissequogue River Paddle: By 2007 we had our Trip Leader Training program in full swing. This July paddle on the Nissequogue is more than just an Advanced Flatwater Paddle (AFW), is also a portion ofthe mentoring sequence for a NACK Trip Leader Candidate. These photos depicting a pleasant afternoon on a classic Long Island River belie the extensive planning and background scenarios that were taking place during the trip. Photos by G. Leung

LobsterPaddleFW Paddle in Shinnecock Bay: In September of 2007 it seemed appropriate to close a fine summer paddling season with a special trip discovering Shinnecock Bay and enjoying a fine dinner in local east-end restaurant. The trip and dinner was arranged by Training Director, Elizabeth O’Connor and VP Jerry Collins. It was planned in a FW rated area so all members could participate. Timing was set for low tide so we could view the areas abundant wildlife. Photos by E. O’Connor

Gazebo-100Outer Banks – Fall 2006: Members Gordon Dayton and Elizabeth O’Connor joined four friends in October 2006 for a week of relaxed paddling in Currituck Sound in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. This area has excellent paddling and is dotted with many small islands and populated by numerous shore birds. October makes a great time for the self reliant vacationer to explore the area after the summer crowds have left. Photos by E. O’Connor, G. Dayton & P. Demascio

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