Kayaking and Paddle Boarding
Interested in kayaking and paddle boarding in New Haven? There are plenty of great places to launch from. Here are a few of our favorites:
Long Wharf Nature Preserve: Located at the end of Long Wharf Drive, the Long Wharf Nature Preserve offers a calm and scenic spot for paddling. You can explore the tidal estuary or head out towards the harbor and check out the boats. Learn more about Long Wharf Nature Preserve.
Lighthouse Point Park: Lighthouse Point Park is a popular spot for swimming and picnicking, but it's also a great place to launch a kayak or paddle board. You can paddle around the breakwater and out into the harbor, or head up the Quinnipiac River towards Fair Haven. Learn more about Lighthouse Point Park.
East Shore Park: East Shore Park is another great spot for paddling. There's a boat launch and a sandy beach, and you can explore the marshes and waterways of the Farm River. Learn more about East Shore Park.
New Haven is a great place for fishing, with plenty of opportunities for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Here are a few spots to try:
Lake Whitney: Lake Whitney is a popular spot for fishing, with a variety of species including bass, trout, and panfish. There's a boat launch and plenty of shoreline access. Learn more about fishing at Lake Whitney.
East Rock Park: East Rock Park is a great spot for freshwater fishing. You can fish for bass, trout, and other species in the Mill River, which runs through the park. Learn more about Eat Rock Park.
New Haven Harbor: If you're looking for saltwater fishing, New Haven Harbor is a good place to start. You can fish for striped bass, bluefish, flounder, and other species from shore or from a boat. Learn more about fishing at New Haven Harbor.