Canoeing the Bronx River
A cold autumn rain didn't dishearten the 15 or so of us who had signed up for a 2-hour canoe trip on the Bronx River. While the mighty Hudson forms the western border of New York City
, most don't realize there is only one actual river IN the five boroughs, and the river lent it's name to the borough around it. It's not a mighty estuary or a rushing torrent. It's not much more than a stream for some of it's length. But it is navigable. And every few weeks, the Bronx River Alliance hosts a group paddle down the river. It's a chance to experience NYC in a way you never expected, aimlessly paddling through a tunnel of green, or if you go in October like I did, a tunnel of green, yellow, orange, and red.