For twenty years we have been running programs at Norrie State Park. The Norrie Point Paddlesport Center offers high quality kayak equipment. Over two dozen boats are available for use on our programs or to be demoed.
A full schedule of tours and instructional programs are offered from Norrie. The Norrie Short Tour is offered on most weekends plus holidays.
We don’t offer rentals from this location but do offer our Norrie Short Tour for only $60 including equipment. Programs are added throughout the season so check back for an updated schedule.
Norrie State Park has 46 campsites and 10 cabins. See Reserve America for camping information. Spend one day kayaking and the other day hiking.
“The numerous trails that thread through the grounds of both Mills and Norrie State Parks are ideal for walking, jogging, hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing – treating visitors to fabulous views of the Hudson River which runs directly along the parks’ western boundaries”
Mills Mansion is adjacent to the Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park; together they comprise about 1,000 acres, including Esopus Island. The marina called the Norrie Boat Basin opened in 1952 and has about 150 slips. There is a public kayak launch in the Marina. The marina charges a fee for use of the boat launch including launching kayaks.
We are looking for a new staff member. This is a person who enjoys working with people both on and off the water at the Norrie Paddlesport Center. Paddling Skills is not the most important attribute as we can teach the needed skills. Willingness to help new paddlers and learn new skills is most important . Email us for more information.
After the toll, turn right onto Rt 299 east. In 5.2 miles turn right onto Rt 9W. In 2.3 miles turn right onto Rt 44/55 toward Mid Hudson Bridge. After the Bridge take the Rt 9 ramp toward Hyde Park. Make sure you closely follow the signs as you get on the south ramp, but there is a u-turn at the bottom of the ramp.
In 10 miles turn left onto Old Post Road and then immediately left into Norrie State Park. If you come to the Hilltop Deli (right), you have gone a half mile beyond the entrance. Follow signs for the marina/Atlantic Kayak.
Distance: 22 Miles, Time: 35 Minutes
From NY State Thruway Exit 19
After the toll booth, keep right and take the first exit off the traffic circle. At .5 miles turn right onto Rt 199 heading to the Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge. At the second traffic light after the bridge turn right onto Rt 9G South. At the next light turn right onto Rt 9. From here it’s 9 miles to the Norrie State Park entrence (half mile after the Hilltop Deli on the left). Turn right into the park and follow signs for the marina/Atlantic Kayak.
Distance: 22 Miles, Time: 35 Minutes
or place on the eastern side of the Hudson River
Take the Taconic Parkway to Route 55 west. Take Route 55 to Route 9 north. Continue on Route 9 north through Hyde Park. Go 3 miles past the Vanderbuilt Mansion, Old Post Road and then immediately left into Norrie State Park. If you come to the Hilltop Deli (right), you have gone a half mile beyond the entrance. Follow signs for the marina/Atlantic Kayak.
Enjoy a beautiful trip by train, followed by a taxi ride. Take Amtrak to the Rhinecliff stop.
It is nine Miles from the Train Station to the Center.
Amtrak (800) 872-7245
Rhinebeck Taxi (914) 876-2010. Call ahead for taxi prices and availability.
Call for other information on kayak tours and instructional programs.
Center might be closed while we are on the water running a program. Call if you plan to come during program hours. Open on other days by appointment. We are open on the following holidays; Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day