Kayaking lessons for kids scheduled

FORT HUNTER — The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will be hosting introductory kayaking lessons for children on Tuesday and 17. These courses are intended for beginner or novice level paddlers ages 14 to 17. Audrey Egelston of Down by the River Kayak Rentals will facilitate the two-hour introductory sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. The space is limited and pre-registration is required, according to a news release.

Parental signatures and liability insurance agreement are required for each participant. The program begins and ends at the Schoharie Crossing boat launch off Route 5s. Personal floatation devices, paddles, and kayaks will be supplied by the site. The participants are asked to dress according to the weather, encouraged to wear sunscreen and water appropriate footwear, the news release stated.

For information about this program and to register, visit https://goo.gl/forms/A1r7xhcMPCYJAxy83 or call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516. E-mail the site at SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, or visit the Facebook event page, the news release stated.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation oversees the state parks and historic sites. For more information on any of the recreation areas, call (518) 474-0456; visit www.nysparks.com; connect on Facebook or follow on Twitter, the news release stated.