I just love to go kayaking in the summer here in the Capital District. Usually I head up to Saratoga lake and rent my kayak there and head out. But now there's some good news, you can now rent kayaks at the Corning Preserve Riverfront Park in Albany! There's a company called Upstate Kayak Rentals that has installed a self serve kayak rental right near the boat launch. The company says it similar to a bike share,only it's with kayaks. The kayaks are available to rent seven days a week in one and a half hour intervals (plus an additional 15 minutes to clean and lock up equipment). All you need to access the kayaks is a smart phone with bluetooth and the ability to download a free app to unlock the equipment! The kayaks are rented in pairs, the company says life jackets must be worn at all times. It's $50 for 1.5 hours (plus 15 minutes for cleaning up and locking up). The fee includes life jacket and paddle rental. This sounds great! I know I'll be giving it a try! What about you?
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