As soon as I got a kayak this summer, I bought both
"Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes New York Quiet Water for Canoes & Kayaks"
and the Take a Paddle Western New York. This region is a great
place to put a little boat in the water�with lakes of all sizes, from
little kettleholes to the Great Lakes, plus streams, and rivers, and
the Erie canal. It really helps to have a guide to tell you where you
can put in and take out, the difficulty of a route, how to get there
and where to park.
These books are well designed and easy to
use. I've tried out several routes and found the information very
useful. Can hardly wait to get out and try more paddles next spring.
B. E. Watts via New York News (http://newyork.official-city.com)
"Dear Rich and Sue Freeman, this is a fan letter! We love your two Take a Paddle books. They are by far the very best books for quiet water kayaking. The information you give is so comprehensive and precise, it is very clear exactly what to expect at each site. The only request we have is, PLEASE write a Take a Paddle for the Adirondacks! There is nothing we can find that comes even close to your books. We know this would be a huge task, but it would be so wonderful for those of us who wish to discover the quiet water in the Adirondacks. Thanks for writing the two Take a Paddles that you have - we keep them on our bookcase headboard so we can dream all year about kayaking."
Nancy and Ed Currier
YAMS (a Western NY kayak and canoe group) has put your Take A Paddle
WNY book to great use this season, doing 56 different paddles!
This past Tuesday I did Findley, Bear, and Cassadaga Lakes. I had no
idea Bear Lake even existed, nor that it was such a short drive from
Cassadaga. Thanks again for your fantastic book. I have recommended it
a dozen times to folks over on Paddling.net who want to know where to
paddle in Western NY.
"A great personal resource!"
Rick Marsi, author, writer, photographer and outdoor guide
"I have lived in the Southern Tier for over 35 years, yet still
learned of many new places to go explore from this book."
John Lively, Southern Tier Fishing