Four Ways to Experience the Bronx River


Looking for some ways to get out on the water this summer? The Bronx River Alliance gives Bronxites and visitors of our borough several opportunities to experience paddles on the Bronx River. From free community paddles to trips on the river, check out some ways to experience the only fresh water river in NYC.


1. Community Paddles

These rides are short, FREE, first-come-first-served trips that take place throughout the summer at parks along the Bronx River.


2. Upper River Runs

Priced at $30, these are 2-3 hour trips on the upper river and have limited slots available.


3. Estuary Paddles


Priced at $30, these 2-3 hour trips on the lower river at different parks along the river.


4. Full River Paddles

The priciest of the options at $45, these paddles are a 5-mile trip that takes you to both fresh water and estuary parts of the river.




In addition to these options, there are also options for chartered trips  with school groups, organizations, families, etc who want to schedule their own group trip. Simply reach out to the Bronx River Alliance to discuss your options.


Boat Owners

For folks with their own canoes, simply consult the Paddling Guide:


Did You Know? The Bronx River is a National Water Trail (designated by the National Park Service). Check out the information here.


For more information about the Bronx River Alliance and the Bronx River, visit

All photos: Bronx River Alliance

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