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Wednesday August 30, 2023
12:30 PM
Contact  New York State Department of Environment Conservation

Paddle the Hudson River estuary with staff naturalists from the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. These free, educational canoe trips explore tidal marshes, observe birds and wildlife, discover lush flowers and unique plants, and provide spectacular scenery.

The canoe trips are suitable for adults and children (6+), whether you’re an experienced or beginner paddler. The trips leave from two different launch sites: Stockport Flats in Columbia County and Tivoli North Bay in Dutchess County. Novices and families welcome!

All gear is provided, and registration is required. Register through Eventbrite. For more information on public paddles, call 845-8894745 x109 or email

Wednesday, August 30 12:30-3:00 pm

Watch for herons, belted kingfishers, and eagles as we explore Columbia County’s Stockport Creek. We may paddle into a tiny tidal channel to see a beaver lodge perched next to the water, or up to a great swimming beach on Stockport Middle Ground, adjacent to the shipping channel – so wear your swimsuit and hope for waves from passing boats!

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