Appalachian Mountain Club

Canoe & Kayak Barn


The Barn – Paddling Equipment Storage Location

The Barn is the CKC’s facility where most of its canoeing and kayaking equipment is stored. If you need to rent a boat, this is usually where you will get it. The leader may also ask you to pick up other equipment that is needed for the trip, such as cook kits or a tarp.  Ask the trip leader for the combination to the padlock. Take only the equipment you have been asked to get, since other equipment may be needed for another trip.

The Barn is located near exit 12 of the Palisades Parkway.
FROM NYC OR POINTS EAST: Palisades Interstate Parkway, North to Exit 12. At the end of exit ramp, turn left; drive to the traffic light at Route 45, turn left, and go a short distance South to Pomona Rd. (County Route 86); turn right. In about 1 mile you will see McNamara Rd. on the left. Take the NEXT LEFT, a private road flanked by two stone pillars; go about a block, turn right, and you will see the barn on your right and the trailers parked on your left. Driving time from NYC about 1 hour.

FROM NJ OR POINTS WEST OR SOUTH: Take I-287 North to the NY Thruway to Exit 15A, last exit before toll. This is Route 59. Follow it into Suffern. At the traffic light in Suffern, turn left onto Route 202 North for about 4-5 miles. Turn right on Lime Kiln Rd. (County Route 84) Continue to the stop light at Route 306. Turn Left (North), on Route 306 and continue to NEW Pomona Rd. (County Route 86) Turn Right on NEW Pomona Road, and in about one mile, look for the stone pillars on your right. If you see McNamara Rd, you have gone too far (but not to worry, just turn around and follow the above directions). Turn right between the stone pillars; go about a block, turn right and you will see the barn on your right and the trailers parked on the left.

FROM NY STATE OR POINTS NORTH: From southbound on the New York Thruway, exit at Exit 15A for Suffern. Follow the signs for Suffern. At the traffic light in Suffern, turn left onto 202 North and proceed as above from Suffern. If southbound on Route. 17, watch for a stop light and sign for Suffern and Route. 59. Follow the signs for Suffern.

TRAILER HAULERS: YOU CANNOT DRIVE ON THE PALISADES INTERSTATE PARKWAY. If you are coming from the East on I-287, take Exit 14 for Route. 59 West, Spring Valley. Continue West to Route 45, turn right (North), and continue to Pomona Rd. Then left to the entrance to the Country Club.

 

Barn Map