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The Hudson River Greenway Water Trail
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On a River Adventure
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A World Renowned Destination
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For a Day - Or a Week
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With Friends and Family
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In the Beauty of Nature
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Welcome to the Hudson River Greenway WATER TRAIL

A 256-mile paddler's dream, extending from northern Saratoga County in the Adirondack Park and northern Washington County at the head of Lake Champlain, to Battery Park in Manhattan.


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The Hudson River Greenway Water Trail is a National Water Trail and open to recreational paddlers of all experience levels. With more than 100 designated access sites, the Water Trail is easily accessible to local and visiting paddlers.
VISITING THE AREA? NEW TO KAYAKING? Why not rent a kayak or canoe and enjoy an hour or two on the river? There are several businesses that offer boat and equipment rentals, and instruction/guided tours. There may be some local events you would enjoy as well.

Come visit for a day or a week; you'll want to come back for a lifetime! We welcome all paddlers to use the services and information offered on this site, and we hope it helps
you enjoy your time on the river.

The Hudson River Greenway Water Trail was developed with the goal of providing one or more designated launches and take-outs every 10 miles along both shores of the river; a series of campsites every 15 miles that promote multi-day excursions on the river; and access to as many day use attractions as possible. Day use attractions vary from wildlife marshes, islands and swamps, to historic sites, downtowns and hiking trails.

Try the interactive PLAN YOUR TRIP feature that will help you decide where to launch and take-out, including tide information and real-time weather, too.

Financial support for this project provided by the NYS Department of Economic Development. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the DED.

Hudson River Paddle 2019
July 8-12

Paddle along historic shorelines to beautiful river towns through the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley with professional guides. 

Spend your nights camping on the Hudson River. 

Enjoy delicious meals prepared by local chefs from Stock Up in a mobile kitchen.

Don't miss your chance to join Hudson River Expeditions (HRE) on a five-day kayaking trip on one of the most majestic of rivers. In 2019 the trip will go from Poughkeepsie to New York City

This event is all inclusive of accommodation, meals, equipment and guides - fully-catered with a mobile kitchen, chefs from Stock Up, outfitted with camping gear, and supported by fun and professional ACA-certified guides. 

For more information visit

Sign up or contact HRE with any questions at for more information!