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Kayaking The Hudson River and Wine

Outdoor Connections // Kayaking The Hudson River // Kayak Instruction Lessons

This is the perfect place for a day of paddling.  The majestic Hudson River is the venue for this trip as we explore the coastline near West Point with awesome views of Storm King Mountain, Breakneck Ridge and Bannerman's Castle.  There is no better place to go paddling for the day than this particular area of the Hudson River. This is a must do trip for any kayaking enthusiast or anyone wanting to give it a try as no experience is necessary.

Before starting our trip we will go over basic safety guidelines and learn correct paddling techniques. Just like riding a bike, you will get the hang of it before you know it and we’ll hit the open waters. Some of the areas that we may explore are Moodna Creek along the east shoreline and Plum Point Park with it's sandy shoreline beaches.  We will also paddle around the infamous Bannerman's Castle - long since abandoned but steep in lore and mystery.  We may also head south toward Little Stony Point with more scenic and sandy beaches or into a hidden cove past the tressel bridge.  Along the way we will be treated to constant views of the massive Breakneck Ridge and Storm King Mountain to the south.

The placid and serene waters of this area affords great landscape scenery, rugged mountain views, and wildlife spotting in the nearby creeks. We will make our way back to the kayak put-in and break out our picnic lunch and relax at our cozy riverside park and gaze out over the mighty Hudson River and the gorgeous mountain scenery beyond.  Then we'll pack up and head for home but not before a stop at a fun and laid back local vineyard on the Shawangunk Wine Trail to sample some the best local wines in the Hudson Valley.

All trip details and final trip itinerary will be e-mailed to all registered guests the week of the trip date.

Outdoor Connections Guided Adventure Travel
Trip Date: Sept 12
Departure: 7:45 a.m. (check-in) – 8th Avenue between W31st and W33rd streets - in front of US Post Office and across from Penn Station.
Return: 5:30 p.m. (approximately)
Trip Rating: Moderate/Intermediate – We will paddle for approximately for 2.5-3 hours and up to 5 miles in open river and back water environments. (learn more)
What's Included: Trip includes all transportation costs, guides, equipment rentals, continental breakfast, picnic lunch, wine tasting and tons of fun!
What to Bring: Wear clothing appropriate for getting wet, preferably quick drying fabrics. Dress appropriately for the season and in layers - this means have the ability to take tops on/off as needed to keep you comfortable. Rain jacket/pants are strongly suggested if the weather is uncertain. Wear water shoes, secure sandals, or sneakers. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, chapstick and bug spray are recommended. If you are not sure, bring more clothing than you think you need – extra items can be left in the van or carried in your backpack/drybag. Bring a small daypack/drybag to carry your stuff – extra clothes, snacks, water, camera, our provided picnic lunch, etc. – Ideally, you should use something that is waterproof or use large zip lock bags. For the ride home, bring a small towel, change of footwear and perhaps a change of clothes for non-modest types.

Trip Cost:
Member/Returning Guest Price with Transport - $114
Member/Returning Guest Price Self-Drive - $99
Non-Member Price with Transport - $214; Self-Drive - $199

For trips that list multiple dates, please e-mail us at to let us know which date you prefer after you have registered and paid on-line.

Outdoor Connections // Kayaking The Hudson River // Kayak Instruction Lessons

Kayaking The Hudson River

Transportation Option $114 (114 early bird)

Date: Option not available

Drive Yourself Option $99

Date: Option not available

Bring Your Own Kayak Option $79 

Date: Option not available

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