I like the paddle down the creek
.its about 3/4 of a mile to Merrick Bay but the wildlife is nice and I usually will pick up some trash along the way.
Yeah...I'm one of those types that abhores seeing cans & bottles,wrappers and flotsam drifting around or clinging to a tree branch.
if there is water its a relaxing paddle :tu
rotected from the wind and a relaxing float.
If the tide is out its a chocolate milkshake consistency muddy mess
and the wind tends to whip across the bay just as you enter it.
Not fun in a canoe...
but I bring a kayak paddle and make life easier
Beautifull day today and I'm outta here to go enjoy it
It's in Levy park which is part of the old Merrick landfill. Entrance is off Merrick Rd just east of the Meadowbrook Parkway. Gotta warn ya the launch is into Meadow Brook Creek which is very shallow. Just mud at the launch around low tide. It's a long paddle out to the bay, which is a pain, when the water is so shallow you can't stick the paddle in without hittin' bottom. Check it out.