The Downtown Boathouse, a Hudson River Greenway Water Trail Site, in Manhattan announced its 500,000th kayaker in June from Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 Boathouse. Pier 26 is the southernmost designated site on the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail, a National Water Trail.
A young lady from Buffalo became the half millionth kayaker to paddle on the river for free thanks to the Downtown Boathouse and its partnership with Hudson River Park.
The Downtown Boathouse launched its signature free public programming for 100 members of the public in 1995 on Pier 26 when the pier was still owned by the NYS Department of Transportation. Later, programming was expanded for more kayakers to enjoy when the Hudson River Park Trust began redeveloping Pier 26 for public park use, and the Downtown Boathouse continued operations from Piers 40 and 96. The Downtown Boathouse was able to return to Pier 26 in 2014 to a newly built boathouse.
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Photo of Hudson River Park’s Pier 26’s 500,000th kayaker provided.