Explore the Hudson Valley

Experience The Hudson Valley

Fresh Water

  |   April 15, 2016  |  Comment

The next time it’s 90° out, know that the Hudson Valley has your water-based recreation needs covered. If you’re in the mood for more than a swim, check out our guide to renting boats, water skis, and other gear. Whether you’re looking for the adrenaline rush of whitewater tubing or the zen of a paddleboard yoga session (yes, that’s a thing), you’ll find somewhere to cool off.

Paddle Boarding

Mountain Tops Outdoors (Beacon)

Standup Paddle Boards (Kingston)

Hudson River Expeditions (Cold Spring and Peekskill)

I Paddle New York (Saugerties)


Town Tinker Tube Rental (Phoenicia)


Storm King Adventure Tours (Cornwall-on-Hudson)

Hudson River Expeditions (Cold Spring and Peekskill)

Mountain Tops Outdoors (Beacon)

Mountain Valley Guides (Cornwall-on-Hudson)

Atlantic Kayak Tours (Saugerties)


Tivoli Sailing Co (Tivoli and Saugerties)

Croton Sailing School (Croton)

Hudson Sailing (Kingston)


Hudson River Expeditions (Cold Spring and Peekskill)

Water Skiing and Wake Boarding

NYC Water Ski (Mahopac and Peekskill)

Outdoor Activities Spotlight

Hudson River Maritime Mueseum: Located in the historic downtown waterfront district, the Museum is open daily beginning April 30. New exhibits: boat building, rowing, cement caves/kilns. Creek-side campus includes Kingston Home Port and Education Center, and our new Riverport Wooden Boat School, offering youth/ adult classes and traditional restoration services for boats. Visiting vessels, events, lectures, gift shop and docking. Become a member; support the Museum! 50 Roundout Landing Kingston. (845) 338-0071  / hrmm.org

Great Freedom Adventures: Discover the Hudson Valley by bicycle! Tours include lodging, meals, bikes, wine-tasting, river cruises, mansions, art, historic sites & fun! Tours throughout the Hudson Valley.  (877) 545-1864 / greatfreedomadventures.com

Rock and Snow: Rock and Snow is your premier outfitter for rock climbing, mountaineering, hiking, nordic ski, and snow shoe equipment. 44 Main St New Paltz (845) 255-1311 / rockandsnow.com/store

The Southlands Foundation: Non-profit educational facility focusing on horseback riding for riders of all levels. Situated on 200 acres overlooking the Hudson River.  5771 RT 9 Rhinebeck (845) 876-4862 / southlands.org

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