Join your Hudson Valley and Tailsweeper friends on the water.
This year we have an ambitious schedule as a result of the input we received at our annual kayak planning meeting. There are a total of 18 planned trips and some possible moonlight trips. Yvonne will keep you posted regarding these (moonlight paddles). Most of the midweek trips start at 2 pm. while the weekend trips usually start at 10 am. Be sure to check this schedule for each trip as times do vary. We shove off at the times shown for each trip so plan on being at each event a half hour before the scheduled departure time so you have time to unpack and get ready to rumble!!
Dates, places, times, and description are noted below. Trips are usually a go if it is sunny, cloudy, or a little bit of rain. They are cancelled if weather is not conducive to paddling! Make sure you have the proper equipment to paddle. Life jacket a must.
|May 7 Tuesday||2:00 PM||North and South Lake in Haines Falls||Easy paddle. Relative short distance|
|May19 Sunday||10:00 AM||Great Swamp on Rt. 22 in Patterson, NY||Fun paddle in a swamp. Not the Hudson River|
|May 28 Tuesday||2:00 PM||. Saugerties Beach by the main bridge in Saugerties||Easy up the creek with a paddle!|
|Jun. 4 Tuesday||2:00 PM||Sleightsburg launch on the Rondout Creek||Easy up the creek with a paddle!|
|Jun. 8 Saturday||10:00 AM||Freer Park Port Ewen||Almost summer bash picnic at the park.|
|Jun.16 Sunday||10:00 AM||Bashakill Wildlife Refuge Wurtsboro, NY||New trip. Information forthcoming.|
|Jun. 25 Tuesday||10am (tide dependent)||Dutchmans Landing, Catskill.||Easy, meandering paddle in a tiny creek.|
|Jul. 2 Tuesday||2:00 PM||Kingston Point Beach||Paddle on the Hudson;|
|Jul. 13 Saturday||10:00 AM||Plum Point launch||Paddle across the Hudson River to explore|
|Jul. 16 Tuesday||2:00 PM||Norrie Point State Park in Staatsburg, NY||New launch site this year. Paddle on the Hudson|
|Jul. 27 Saturday||10:00 AM||Town Dock, Coxsackie||Paddle on the Hudson.|
|Aug. 6 Tuesday||2:00 PM||Rider Park, Kingston||Hudson River paddle.|
|Aug. 18 Sunday||10:00 AM||Lock 1 head towards Albany Corning Preserve, Troy||Go through Lock 1 and head south. More details Will follow.|
|Aug. 27 Tuesday||2:00 PM||Kingston Point Beach||A paddle and ski club picnic. Bring food to share & a beverage.|
|Sept. 6 -8 Friday thru Sunday||10:00 AM||Lake George trip||Info to follow from YvonneWeekend trip.|
|Sept. 17 Tueday||2:00 PM||Cheviot Dock launch Cheviot, NY||Paddle on Hudson|
|Sept. 21/22 Saturday/ Sunday||10:00 AM||Thimble Islands--Connecticut||Info will follow from Yvonnepossible day/weekend trip.|
|Sept. 29 Sunday||11am||Dutchmans Landing--Catskill||Last trip of the seasonpicnic to follow.|
- Overnight at Lake George—Launch from mainland at Huletts Landing/ Marina then paddle to state owned island and camp at a NYS campsite. We will need a head count of people seriously interested. Yvonne will have more details as time gets closer. Must bring camping equipment, food, etc. and carry everything in kayak.
- Thimble Islands trip leaving from Connecticut can be a one-day trip or a weekend trip camping or hoteling depending on your schedule. Yvonne will send out details fro this also.
There are unofficial moonlight paddles on June 17, July 16, and Aug. 15. Yvonne will send out an e-mail regarding launch points.
For the last trip on Sept. 29, we will have a picnic at Dutchman’s Landing in Catskill—we will provide hamburgers and dogs. Bring drinks, snacks to share, and chair.
If you have questions, please contact Yvonne at 845-481-2898(home) 845-417-7144(cell) or Kayak John at 518-719-0490.
See you on the water!!! paddle on!!!