Norrie State Park has been called the Jewel of the Hudson. Spend the weekend at the Norrie State Park campground (cabins also available) and paddle both days or hike on the many beautiful trails.
We have two different Norrie trips one heading north (N) and the other going south (S).
The Norrie North trip paddles past the Esopus Lighthouse, one of the many lighthouses under restoration along the Hudson and has lunch at Mills Mansion.
The Norrie south trip paddles down past the Vanderbilt Mansion and comes back north to have lunch the Vanderbilt Mansion. Some people on this program usually walks up to the Mansion during lunch. After lunch both trips paddle to Esopus Island, which offers us a beautiful view of this island our trip back to Norrie State Park.
Rhinebeck is located a few miles north of Norrie State Park, and offers many fine restaurants for dining after the trip.