Paddling around New York City

May 14, 2012 3:01:18 PM PDT
It's a rainy day, but that's just fine for kayaking, at least according to Kevin Stiegelmaier.

"It's amazing how many places there are on the island to kayak, so I started trying to go to all the different places," he said.

And now he's come out with "Paddling Long Island and New York City" covering Montauk to Manhasset to Manhattan.

"There are over 400 miles of coastline. Beautiful spots," Stiegelmaier said.

Beauty and history can be found in some spots. For instance, Cold Spring Harbor is where, off in the hills, you can see Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. That's where the structure of DNA was discovered.

Kevin's has a degree in marine biology, but you don't need one to enjoy all the nature around you. He has logged thousands of miles and done years of research. Pick one of his 50 routes to explore, even some in the city.

For more information about Kevin's book, please visit

His next signing is this Wednesday, May 16th at the Smith Haven Mall Barnes & Noble at 7pm. Here's the link to the event:

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