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Kayak through History

August 25, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Explore Schenectady from a different vantage point: the
Mohawk River! Starting out from Mohawk Harbor, we’ll
paddle our way upstream to the Glen Sanders Mansion
and back, passing under railroad bridges and around wild
islands. The paddling will be done by you. The learning will
come from an SCHS guide, who will discuss the history of
the river and its surroundings. Kayak from Upstate Kayak
Rentals is included in the price. Please purchase tickets
online at

Kayak Through History tours meet 15 minutes before the start time at the Upstate Kayak Rental booth, which is located at Mohawk Harbor, behind Druthers. You can’t miss it: just look for the brightly colored kayaks.
Note: If you’re bringing your own kayak, please park your car and launch your kayak from the Freeman’s Bridge boat launch, located next to the Water’s Edge restaurant in Scotia. You can then paddle across the Mohawk to meet the rest of the group at Mohawk Harbor.
Our guide will be Mike Diana will be your guide, and he looks forward to answering all your Schenectady history questions!


August 25, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm