Venue: Hudson River
Distance: 8-12 miles
Price: See Price Page
Starting at the Glasco Mini Park Landing in Saugerties, two miles below the Esopus Creek. Heading South we usually make our first stop at Ulster Landing Park.
After reaching the Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge we cross to the eastern shore and head north. We can explore South Tivoli Bay and see the Sawkill Creek waterfall at Bard College or stop on Cruger Island for a break.
Continuing north to Tivoli landing, we can turn back to our starting point or head to the Saugerties Lighthouse.
If it’s windy and the river is rough we will need to do a shorter trip. Whatever we decide to do, this is a nice part of the Hudson to paddle, with many options.
Saugerties has many good restaurants to enjoy after the tour. Sue's Restaurant (casual Italian) is under two miles from the Glasco Launch site. You can walk around the village of Saugerties and choose many different restaurants. For a picturesque meal the Diamond Mills overlooks the Esopus Creek waterfall. Our personal favorite in the village is The Dutch Ale House for a great pub meal. If you want an authentic Mexican meal El Rancho is a mile north of the southbound entrance to the NY State Thruway.