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Heading out on paddle boards at Empire Kayaks (Credit: Linda Rosier)

Heading out on paddle boards at Empire Kayaks (July 5, 2013)

A day in Island Park

Spend a fabulous day kayaking, dining on lobster and sipping frozen drinks -- and, at the same time, help the rebounding economy of Island Park, a South Shore community walloped by superstorm Sandy.

A map at Empire Kayaks, where you can
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

A map at Empire Kayaks, where you can begin a self-guided kayaking tour of the area. (July 5, 2013)

A nesting osprey at the Marine Nature Study
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

A nesting osprey at the Marine Nature Study Area in Oceanside, where you can stop on a self-guided kayaking tour. (July 5, 2013)

Stop at Pop's Seafood Shack and Grill in
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Stop at Pop's Seafood Shack and Grill in Island Park to sip on their signature drink, the Miami Vice. (July 5, 2013)

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Jane and Tobias Burke head out for a
(Credit: Linda Rosier )

Jane and Tobias Burke head out for a paddle with their nephews Spenser and Evan Flynn at Empire Kayaks. (July 5, 2013)

Chris Cunningham gives a paddle board demonstration to
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Chris Cunningham gives a paddle board demonstration to friends before getting in the water at Empire Kayaks. (July 5, 2013)

Heading out on paddle boards at Empire Kayaks
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Heading out on paddle boards at Empire Kayaks (July 5, 2013)

The dock at Empire Kayaks, where you can
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

The dock at Empire Kayaks, where you can begin a self-guided kayaking tour. (July 5, 2013)

The beach at Pop's Seafood Shack and Grill
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

The beach at Pop's Seafood Shack and Grill in Island Park (July 5, 2013)

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