Ellicott Creek provides great way to beat the crowds

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Ellicott Creek in the town of Tonawanda is the perfect destination for a family-friendly canoeing and kayaking experience. The calm water and beautiful scenery welcomes people of all ages and skill levels to enjoy.

Unlike some other spots in WNY, Ellicott Creek is away from rough waters and it goes into very scenic areas, making it both a fun and safe experience.

If you don’t have a kayak or canoe but want to try it out, you can stop in at Paths, Peaks, and Paddles located at 1000 Ellicott Creek Road to rent anything you need.

Rental rates are $35 for a canoe, $45 for a single kayak, and $55 for a tandem kayak.

“That’s for a day rate,” Oren Barris, the owner of Paths, Peaks, and Paddles explains. “You can go out for 10 minutes, or you can go out for the whole entire day. We’re open 7 days a week, we open at 9AM, and the boats need to be back by 7PM that evening.”

Along with a boat and paddles for the whole day, everyone gets a life vest they are required to put on before the leave the parking lot. And the dock to launch the boats is right across the street. From there, you can enjoy all the sites, and variety of wildlife that live along the creek.

Paths, Peaks, and Paddles also offers numerous discounts, lessons, and special events for the whole family. To learn more, visit their website www.pathspeakspaddles.com

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