2014 NYSDEC Canoe Program Schedule

NYSDEC Hudson River Research Reserve

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM - Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Ticket Information

Type Remaining End Quantity
Iona Saturday 6/28 11:00-2:00 Sold Out Ended Free  
Tivoli 6/29 Sunday 1:00-4:30 1 Ticket Ended Free  
Tivoli 7/12 Saturday 11:00-2:30 Sold Out Ended Free  
Iona 7/13 Sunday 10:30-1:30 1 Ticket Ended Free  
Tivoli 7/14 Monday 1:00-4:30 2 Tickets Ended Free  
Tivoli 7/25 Friday 11:00-2:30 Sold Out Ended Free  
Stockport 7/26 Saturday 1:00-4:30 2 Tickets Ended Free  
Tivoli 7/27 Sunday 12:00-3:30 2 Tickets Ended Free  
Stockport 8/6 Wednesday 10:00-1:30 2 Tickets Ended Free  
Tivoli 8/12 Tuesday 2:00-5:30 Sold Out Ended Free  
Tivoli 8/23 Saturday 11:00-2:30 Sold Out Ended Free  
Iona 8/24 Sunday 10:00-1:00 Sold Out Ended Free  
Stockport 8/25 Monday 1:00-4:30 2 Tickets Ended Free  
Iona 8/26 Tuesday 11:00- 2:00 Sold Out Ended Free  
Stockport 9/6 Saturday 10:00-1:30 1 Ticket 3d 4h 21m Free  
Tivoli 9/8 Monday 12:00-3:30 1 Ticket Sep 8, 2014 Free  
Iona 9/27 Saturday 11:00-2:00 Sold Out Sep 26, 2014 Free  
Tivoli 9/28 Sunday 2:00-5:30 Sold Out Sep 27, 2014 Free  

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Event Details

 

Event Details

NYSDEC Hudson River Research Reserve offers FREE educational canoe trips at selected sites along the Hudson River Estuary. Learn about tidal marsh ecology, Hudson River research, and challenges facing estuarine habitats. Trips average 3.5 hours including orientation and paddling instruction.

map showing 3 canoe trip sites

 

DIRECTIONS and links to interactive maps are in right-hand column.

NOTE: If your browser does not show site directions, please try using Mozilla Firefox as your browser.

To ensure access to as many people as possible, please limit your participation to one trip per season. If you sign up for more than one trip we will cancel all but the earliest reservation.

Ages six and up welcome. No more than two children under sixteen per adult.

  • No experience necessary
  • One trip per person, reservation required
  • Canoes, paddles and safety gear provided
  • For safety reasons, we do not allow additional boats to join our group
  • Bring food, water, hat and sunscreen
  • Prepare to be knee-deep in water - wear old sneakers or sturdy water shoes - no flip flops!

 

Cancellation Policy

Help us reduce the number of "no-shows" and ensure that as many people as possible get to experience the magic of these places. Please contact us as early as possible to change or cancel your trip at brianna.rosamilia@dec.ny.gov or (845) 889-4745 x106.

Programs generally run rain or shine, but we may cancel a trip if high winds, heavy rain, or thunderstorms are predicted. Call (845) 889-4745 x106 to check on your trip's status. For a morning trip call the night before. For an afternoon trip call the morning of the trip.


Site Descriptions

Woman in canoe near bridge at Stockport Flats.

Stockport Flats

Watch for herons and eagles as we explore Columbia County's Stockport Creek. Weather permitting, we paddle to an island featuring bank swallows and a great swimming beach.

Stockport Flats is the northernmost site in the Hudson River Research Reserve. It is located on the east shore of the river in Columbia County, a few miles north of the city of Hudson, in the towns of Stockport and Stuyvesant.


Group paddling at Tivoli North Bay.

Tivoli North Bay

This fascinating tidal marsh in Dutchess County offers spectacular plants, interesting wildlife, and scenic views of the Catskills. Witness its unique sights, sounds, and smells as you wander through one of the most amazing protected sites on the Hudson. Paddle on winding tidal channels with Reserve naturalists. (Photo: Rebecca Houser)

Man paddling canoe at Iona Island during trip with NYSDEC staff.

Iona Island

Paddle through this marshy maze with Reserve naturalists. nestled in the Hudson Highlands adjacent to Bear Mountain State park, this wetland features flowering marsh plants, sunning snapping turtles, and soaring vultures.

Have questions about 2014 NYSDEC Canoe Program Schedule? Contact NYSDEC Hudson River Research Reserve

When

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM - Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)


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NYSDEC Hudson River Research Reserve

For more info about the Reserve, click here or call 845-889-4745.

For more info about canoe trips or other estuary events, click here.

To learn more about NYSDEC, see: www.dec.ny.gov

Please limit your participation to one trip per season. If you sign up for more than one trip we will cancel all but the earliest reservation.

 

DIRECTIONS

Scroll down below written directions for links to Google Maps for sites.

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Iona

(Rockland County)

 

This is on west side of Hudson River, just south of Bear Mountain Bridge. Travel to Bear Mountain traffic circle and turn right onto 9W south. About one mile south of turn-off for Bear Mountain Inn, the road flattens out. Look for and make left-hand turn onto Iona Island Causeway. This road cuts directly through tidal wetlands. Drive about ½ mile. Park just before railroad tracks near kiosk.


View Iona Island Map


Stockport Flats
(Columbia County north of Hudson)

From the south: Travel north on Route 9 through city of Hudson. After leaving the city, the road travels down long hill, then goes over Stockport Creek.
After crossing bridge, take immediate left onto Station Road. Travel about one mile until road dead-ends at river.

From the north: Take Route 9 through town of Stuyvesant and make right turn onto Station Road immediately before bridge crossing Stockport creek. Travel about one mile until road dead-ends at river.


View Stockport Flats Map


Tivoli North Bay
(Dutchess County south of Tivoli)

From SOUTH of Tivoli: Take 9G north and pass Bard College signs and sign for route 103. Pass sign on left for NYSDEC Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area, then turn left onto Kidd Lane. Turn left at another sign for NYSDEC Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area. Follow dirt access road down hill approximately 0.7 miles and park in second parking area on right (first parking area is at beginning of access road).

From NORTH of Tivoli: Take 9G south. Pass signs for Route 78 and town of Tivoli. Go approximately one more mile and turn right onto Kidd Lane. Turn left at sign for NYSDEC Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area. Follow dirt access road down hill approximately 0.7 miles and park in second parking area on right (first parking area is at beginning of access road).

NOTE: Please do not park at the cul-de-sac at the bottom of the hill. With the exception of official vehicles, that area is reserved for loading and unloading only. 

 


View Tivoli North Bay Map

 


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