Norrie Point Paddlesport Center

High quality kayak equipment

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.

The NY State Department of Environmental Conservation has the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve located near the Paddlesport Center.

Rhinebeck is located a few miles north of Norrie State Park, and offers many good restaurants for dining after the trip. A few of our favorites include; TarrapinGigi TrattoriaFoster’s Coach House Tavern, and for a mexican dinner Gaby’s Cafe.

Norrie pamphlet (PDF)

  • Chevron down Location
  • Located at Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, Stattsburg, NY.

    Between Hyde Park and Rhinebeck.

    lat/lon: N41.83396 W73.94142

  • Chevron down From NY State Thruway Exit 18
  • 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

  • Chevron down 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

  • Chevron down From Connecticut
  • 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.

  • Chevron down By Train
  • 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.

  • Chevron down Park Information
  • NY State Parks Website

    Reserve America for camping information

    Hyde Park Tides

Norrie hours of operation

Hours of operation varies throughout the season.
Calendar Weekends Weekdays
Holidays 11:00 – 3:30
May 20 – July 15 11:00 – 4:00 PM Closed
July 16 – September 1 11:00 – 4:00 PM Open on days with programs
Sept. 2 – 17 11:30 – 3:00 PM Closed
Beyond Sept. 17  Weather Dependent  Closed
 Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day  11:00 – 3:00

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

Atlantic Kayak Tours
Phone (845) 246­2187
Map Marker

Office; 320 W. Saugerties Rd. Saugerties, New York 12477


Norrie Paddlesport Center, Norrie State Park, Staatsburgh, NY 12580