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Canoe&Kayak, Hudson River, Kayak Camping

Date and Time

Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:00AM - Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:00PM


Wappingers Falls, NY US,
New York, Highlands Region,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).


A 2-day, 1 night paddle on the majestic & historic Hudson between the Village of Wappingers Falls and Mine Dock Park (just N of the Bear Mtn. Bridge). The first day, we'll paddle a total of 9.3 mi. down the lower Wappinger Creek (tidal) and onto the Hudson. Day 2 takes us 12.5 mi. past the ruins of Bannerman's early 20th century Scottish Castle and into the area's only fjord. We'll come to West Point, where a chain once crossed the river to block the British Navy during the Revolutionary War. Then World's End, where British sailing ships got stalled only to be bombarded by rebel cannons. We'll camp on a peninsula with hiking trails, beaches, a tributary with a water falls, views up and down the river and a beautiful sunset. This trip is for experienced paddlers only, who feel comfortable paddling with large ocean-going ships and barges, with possible windy conditions and possible whitecaps and with crossing the river. If wind and whitecaps become dangerous, we'll have to get off the water. We'll meet in Wappingers Falls at 8 AM on Saturday 7/18/20. After shuttling cars, we'll launch 9:45 - 10 AM. No rentals near the launch. However, you could rent from AMC-NY/NoJ's Barn if you can cartop the kayak to and from.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $3 member / $3 non-member
Youth: $3 member / $3 non-member
*fee supports the expenses of the Canoe/Kayak Committee

Click map for driving directions
Tug & Barge on the Hudson


Paddling - Sea Kayaking

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey




Adults (18+)


(best time to call: NCA 9 p.m.)

Russ has been leading paddling trips for the Sierra Club, Adirondack Mtn. Club & Appalachian Mtn. Club since the 1980s.


Ivan is a highly trained and experienced whitewater and quiet water kayaker.