From May 1 through October 1, York County offers kayak rentals at Back Creek Park and New Quarter Park. You must be at least 13 years old to use a kayak and must be at least 18 years old to rent one. Rental period is for two hour blocks or all day. Rental cost is $10 (residents) or $12 (non-resident) for two hours; $30 (resident) or $35 (non-resident) for all day. In addition, Parks and Recreation is offering two kayaking trips:
Sunset Kayak Tour – Introduction to kayaking with a short safety/paddling demonstration followed by a sunset excursion out of Back Creek Park or New Quarter Park. Only six spots available per date. Participants must be at least 13 years old (13-17 must be accompanied by an adult). Cost is $30 per person. Back Creek Park dates: May 17, June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23, September 13 & 27. New Quarter Park dates: May 30, September 5, October 3
Goodwin Island Kayak Expedition – This is an advanced kayaker day trip where participants will travel in a guided group and explore Goodwin Island and learn more about the Chesapeake Bay. Only six spots available per date. Participants must be at least 13 years old (13-17 must be accompanied by an adult). Cost is $60 per person. Dates: May 4, June 8, July 13, August 10
To register for any of these kayak programs, visit www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec. For more information, please call (757) 890-3500. To set up private group tours, email Michael.Wilcox@yorkcounty.gov.