Glimmerglass State Park launch wide view
17 May

Nestled amidst the serene beauty of Glimmerglass State Park, located outside Cooperstown, NY, a new recreational amenity promises to enhance the outdoor experience for all visitors, regardless of their physical abilities. The unveiling of a BoardSafe Accessible and Adaptive Kayak Launch marks a significant step towards inclusivity and…

Adaptive paddler entering kayak in launch
26 Mar

It's a common misconception that an accessible kayak launch is ONLY intended for people with mobility impairments. The truth is that an accessible launch benefits the entire community and assists people of all abilities with accessing the water. Able-bodied paddlers love an accessible launch because it offers a…

25 Mar

Local and regional governments and public and private organizations overseeing waterways are recognizing the need for, and actively supporting, programs to provide access to the waters for people with mobility challenges. As these organizations plan facilities for all of their citizens or members, they look for input from…

BoardSafe Launch Cayuga Lake-2
18 Oct

The Village of Unions Springs, located along the east side of Cayuga Lake, installed its first Adaptive Kayak Launch for its Blueway Trail. The public water trail connects non-motorized paddle vessels, like kayaks, standup paddleboards, and canoes, to treasured natural resources on beautiful Cayuga Lake, NY. Cayuga Lake…

Manlus NY floating dock ribbon cutting
23 Aug

The recreation department in the Town of Manlius, New York, recently celebrated the addition of a BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Town of Manlius is located in Onondaga County, a southeast suburb of Syracuse, New York. The town was settled in 1794 and includes…

Wright's Landing Oswego NY-2
22 May

Wright’s Landing, Oswego, NY, is the recipient of a new personal watercraft floating dock system at their marina on Lake Street in Oswego, NY. Wright’s Landing is a deep-water marina close to the NYS Canal System and Lake Ontario intersection. Its boat slips offer electric and water hookups…

Syracuse Inner Harbor Kayak Launch-3
26 Apr

Syracuse Inner Harbor is the recipient of a newly-installed BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch, bringing accessible and adaptive kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle boarding to the residents and visitors of Syracuse, NY.

Oswego Screen Shot
24 Oct

In September 2022, the City of Oswego, NY, installed a new adaptive kayak launch, floating dock, and gangway at Wright's Landing Marina. Wright’s Landing is a popular boating destination that provides access to Lake Ontario's prime salmon fishing waters. The launch offers universal accessibility similar to those required…

Canton NY canoe weekend
18 Jul

On May 7th, 2022, adaptive paddlers from the Canton, NY, area were invited to try out the new BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch installed at Taylor Park along the Grasse River. Advocating for the adaptive launch was Mark J. McKenna, who founded the Wounded Warriors Sled Hockey team in…

Erie Canal Dock Medina
17 Feb

The Village of Medina installed a customized BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch, Floating Docks, Gangway, and Landing, completed in September 2021. The first challenge identified by BoardSafe Docks was that the existing gangway didn't conform to ADA guidelines and was greater than a 1/12 slope. To correct this issue,…