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Summer Fun Day #31: 3 ways to sail on the Hudson River



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There’s numerous ways to turn a trip on the river into an educational experience for the whole family. The Public Canoe Program offers free canoe trips led by DEC naturalists in North Tivoli Bay and other Hudson River estuaries throughout the summer.


The program is open to anyone 6 years old and up, and reservations must be made in advance. Call 845-889-4745, x106 for more info and visit dec.ny.gov for a schedule.

The legendary sloop Clearwater, a floating environmental classroom, also offers educational public sails throughout the summer in addition to its many area appearances; go to clearwater.org/come-sailing/public-sail-schedule for a schedule and more information.

sailboat ride, Beacon Sloop Club, river educationOver at the Beacon Sloop Club, the sloop Woody Guthrie makes free sails during weeknights in the summer; visit beaconsloopclub.org to learn more.

But one of the best ways for kids to learn about the river is to learn how to sail it; the Beacon Sloop Club runs sailing classes throughout the spring and the Ophira out of Saugerties runs a Youth Sailing School that includes a “Little Puffs” program for 8-11 year olds. (ophirasailing.com)

More river activities for the whole family: http://hvparent.com/a-river-of-fun



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