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Kayak Time Log

On the water May 20, 2022

The Kayak Time Log is a new feature of our website where you will see detailed information about recent tour experiences. We will share exciting news about paddling education, safety, animal sightings, and images from this season’s tours. We are sure you will enjoy reading what we post as much as we enjoy sharing.

  • 8/1/2022 – Seneca Lake, North American Vacation

    8/1/2022 – Seneca Lake, North American Vacation

    What's the best way to get used to the idea of going to college in the United States? Take a road trip across New York of course! A family from the Netherlands was seeing what the Finger Lakes had to… Read more »
  • 7/30/2022 – Seneca Lake, Fun for All Ages

    7/30/2022 – Seneca Lake, Fun for All Ages

    We plan our tours with every paddler in mind. Each paddle we offer is thoughtfully planned with comfort and enjoyment at its core. Today a group of 8 paddlers with an age range from 10 to 60 paddled the 5… Read more »
  • 7/29/2022 – Seneca Lake, A Break in the Weather

    7/29/2022 – Seneca Lake, A Break in the Weather

    After a week of rough conditions and scattered thunderstorms, the weather finally changed to sunny and pleasant. A group of friends on vacation in the Finger Lakes took advantage of the nice weather to explore Seneca Lake and the Cayuga-Seneca… Read more »
  • 7/28/2022 – Seneca Lake, A Paddle Cut Short

    7/28/2022 – Seneca Lake, A Paddle Cut Short

    A mother and daughter braved the waves on the Seneca Lake Tour. Waves can be fun as long as you are relaxed and let the boat perform as it should. When the weather on this particular tour started to worsen,… Read more »
  • 7/24/2022 – Seneca Lake, A Rainy Day

    7/24/2022 – Seneca Lake, A Rainy Day

    A strong south wind and scattered showers didn't deter a beginner paddler from exploring Seneca Lake. It was definitely a step up in difficulty after only paddling on a pond before. After some instruction on the shore a how to… Read more »
  • 7/23/2022 – Seneca Lake, waves and fun

    7/23/2022 – Seneca Lake, waves and fun

    A steady south wind made for choppy conditions at the north end of Seneca Lake. Several couples including some repeat customers were prepared and ready for an adventure. As we set out from the Finger Lakes Welcome Center I could… Read more »
  • 7/22/2022 – Oak Island to Seneca Lake

    7/22/2022 – Oak Island to Seneca Lake

    A young family on vacation from Philadelphia was exploring the Finger Lakes and decided kayaking was a great way to do just that. Not only did they have a close encounter with a Heron, they also got to learn about… Read more »
  • 7/19/2022 – Oak Island to Seneca Lake, Canal Ecology

    7/19/2022 – Oak Island to Seneca Lake, Canal Ecology

    The weather was perfect for a paddle on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal. The diversity of wildlife on the canal never ceases to amaze me. Not only did we see numerous bird species like Heron, Osprey, King Fishers, ducks and geese, we… Read more »
  • 7/17/2022 – Montezuma Loopin’

    7/17/2022 – Montezuma Loopin’

    This past Sunday, Kayak Time Tours guided a group of four paddlers through the Montezuma Loop tour, one paddler from Cortland, NY, looking for local adventure, and four from InHouse Design from Geneva, NY, on their annual company kayaking excursion.… Read more »
  • 7/16/2022 – Seneca Lake, recreation abounds

    7/16/2022 – Seneca Lake, recreation abounds

    A group of paddlers got to enjoy a beautiful day on Seneca Lake. Not only did we see wildlife like Mink, Osprey, and turtles, we also saw a boat race with dozens of power boats screaming up the lake from… Read more »
  • 7/15/2022 – Canadice Lake, a hidden gem

    7/15/2022 – Canadice Lake, a hidden gem

    Every time I go out to Canadice Lake I am stunned by the unspoiled beauty of this small Finger Lake. It was the first time kayaking for our paddler and the conditions were perfect for a beginner. Sun and clouds… Read more »
  • 7/4/2022 – Chilling Out at Chimney Bluffs

    7/4/2022 – Chilling Out at Chimney Bluffs

    Sometimes you have to get-away-from-it-all and do something physically and mentally healing. Kayaking can be that kind of activity. A good paddle can put you in a zone like running, but not nearly as hard on your body. On July… Read more »
  • 7/2/2022 – Montezuma, a birders paradise

    7/2/2022 – Montezuma, a birders paradise

    A group of friends from NYC came to the Finger Lakes to explore some of the natural landscapes our region has to offer. Herons, Osprey, and Bald Eagles, along with numerous other bird species put on a show for us… Read more »
  • 6/30/2022 – Seneca Lake, Hot and Sunny

    6/30/2022 – Seneca Lake, Hot and Sunny

    Temperatures were hovering in the mid to upper 80s with barely a cloud in the sky but that didn't deter a mother and daughter from Chittenango from celebrating a birthday with a relaxing day on Seneca Lake and the Cayuga-Seneca… Read more »
  • 6/23/2022 – Wildlife and history

    6/23/2022 – Wildlife and history

    A couple from Ohio on vacation in the Finger Lakes wanted to go kayaking and check out the National Women's Rights Historic Park in Seneca Falls. They figured our Oak Island to Seneca Falls tour was the perfect way to… Read more »
  • 6/13/2022 – Montezuma Loop, Wild and Wonderful

    6/13/2022 – Montezuma Loop, Wild and Wonderful

    Seeking a break from New York City life, a couple from The Bronx came to the Finger Lakes seeking nature and relaxation. Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge was at the top of their list of places to explore. From the moment… Read more »
  • 6/8/2022 – Vacation, a break form the hustle and bustle

    6/8/2022 – Vacation, a break form the hustle and bustle

    A couple from Connecticut was looking for a break and thought the Finger Lakes looked like a great place to unwind and explore. When we arrived at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center the conditions were perfect for a paddle across… Read more »
  • 5/31/2022 – Geneva, NY, A Destination for Elite Athletes

    5/31/2022 – Geneva, NY, A Destination for Elite Athletes

    I had the pleasure of kayaking with two athletes from the Orlando area on Tuesday. The couple, originally from upstate New York, was here to take a break from training. They were scouting the location of the Ironman 70.3 Musselman… Read more »
  • 5/30/2022 – Chimney Bluffs Beautiful

    5/30/2022 – Chimney Bluffs Beautiful

    Whenever you plan to do an open water paddle, the first thing you pray for is good weather. We could not have asked for better weather than we had on Saturday. An almost imperceptible west wind at two mph was… Read more »
  • 5/28/2022 – New Tours in the Works Skaneateles, Belhurst

    5/28/2022 – New Tours in the Works Skaneateles, Belhurst

    We have had great feedback from our guests over the last three seasons and one thing some of you have mentioned was interest in shorter tours in the 1-2 hour range. Dennis and I have debated potential locations for shorter… Read more »
  • 5/26/2022 – A Challenging But Fun Paddle

    5/26/2022 – A Challenging But Fun Paddle

    A stiff south wind drove patchy clouds and choppy waves to the north end of Seneca Lake. Two paddlers on a day trip to the Finger Lakes were eager to get out on the water and test their kayaking skills… Read more »
  • 5/20 & 5/21/2022 – Two Tours in Two Days

    5/20 & 5/21/2022 – Two Tours in Two Days

    Welcome to the first entry of the Kayak Time Log. Kayak Time got off to a great start with two bookings on the first two days of the season. We have also noticed much interest in our social media posts,… Read more »
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