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Row, row, row… or paddle a boat upon Hoyt Lake

Not only are the rowboats on Hoyt Lake back in operation, there is a new model to test out. It’s the six-hour canoe built by the Maritime Center and I must say that it’s piqued my interest for a couple of reasons. I didn’t get to take it out on the lake yet, but I intend to in the near future. Why? Well, the attendant on duty told me that it was an interesting boat to maneuver. Besides the maneuvering, the six-hour canoe is one of the models that anybody can go build down at the Maritime Center. That’s right… instead of going out and buying a canoe, you can head over to the Outer Harbor and build one for yourself (in just one afternoon). So if you enjoy the model at Hoyt Lake, go build one for yourself.

Other than the six-hour canoe (this model has a clear viewing window built into the bottom), there is now a recycling station at Hoyt Lake. I was happy to see that people now have the option to dispense aluminum and plastic canisters at the park. Especially since many of the boaters are bringing their own food and drinks. Yesterday there were three rowboats drifting lazily around the lake. I wonder if they know that it’s OK to go under the bridge in order to visit the Japanese Garden? Along with the boats, it would be nice to see some bike and kayak rentals. Oh, and some remote control sailboats too! FYI – anyone can go launch a personal watercraft such as a canoe or kayak on Hoyt Lake. Stay tuned for more Delaware Park news over the weekend.

*Boats are operational every day but Monday.


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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