Upstate Kayak Rentals Ready To Launch Operations At Mohawk Harbor

Schenectady, N.Y., April 24, 2018 – The Galesi Group today announced that Upstate Kayak Rentals will offer hourly kayak rentals at Mohawk Harbor, Schenectady’s sixty-acre, $500 million waterfront development.
The new kayak launch will operate starting on Memorial Day weekend and running through the fall. Kayak rentals will be available next to the 55 boat – slip marina at Mohawk Harbor.
Upstate Kayak Rentals was started by Donna Larkin in 2012. The company now operates two hourly rental walk-up locations and five self-serving kayak rental hubs in the Capital District. The Mohawk Harbor location will host 20 kayaks.
Ms. Larkin said, “We are very excited to add hourly kayak rentals at Schenectady’s Mohawk Harbor this year, which will provide an amazing location to paddle and explore the New York State Canal System. From Mohawk Harbor, paddlers can enjoy a different perspective of Schenectady’s Historic Stockade, the famous Jumpin’ Jacks Drive-In, Glen Sanders Mansion, and of course, Schenectady’s new Rivers Casino and Resort. After returning to the Harbor, paddlers can enjoy beverages and a great meal at Druther’s or Shaker & Vine on the Harbor’s waterfront patio. Upstate Kayak Rentals is thrilled to be a part of this exciting new venue.”
Galesi Group CEO David Buicko said, “We are pleased to offer direct access to the waterfront via our new marina and Upstate Kayak Rentals. Our goal with Mohawk Harbor was to open up the waterfront for all to enjoy. This is another great addition to our work, play live waterfront community.”
Kayaks will be available for the season starting Memorial Day weekend. Rental hours are Tuesday – Friday from 11am to 6pm and 10am to 6pm on weekends.

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