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Family fun on the Hudson

Here are a few other hidden gems where families can launch off for river fun:

Dutchess County, Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park.
The Park is located in the Village of Staatsburg, nine miles north of Poughkeepsie. A Hard surface launching ramp is available and there is parking available for 40 cars.

Dutchess County, Tivoli Bays. Off Kidd Lake, off Rte. 96, 3/4 miles south of the Village of Tivoli. There is a hand launch available at high tide only.


Orange County, Newburgh. Off 9W east on Washington St. Features a double wide concrete ramp. Room for 36 cars and trailers and is accessible for people with disabilities.

Orange County, New Windsor.
The Kowawese State Unique Area. Features a hand launch, room for 45 cars, and restrooms are available.

Ulster County, Town of Ulster - DEC coop agreement.
Charles Ryder Park. Ulster Landing Rd., one mile south of Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. Features a concrete ramp (two lanes) and parking for 50 cars and trailers.