Outdoor Activities

Hudson Valley Hiking, Kayaking, Sailing, Parks & More

nOMad Hudson Valley Hikes & Yoga

nOMad Hikes and Yoga events are ongoing throughout the summer and into October. Most of the hikes/nature walks are right in Beacon or surrounding towns and conclude with a yoga or meditation class. Schedule »

Mt. Beacon Trail

From HikeTheHudsonValley.com: “This hike is for you if: You want to see some gorgeous views at one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Hudson Valley, and climbing 1,000 vertical feet (or more) to get there is not a deal breaker.” More »

Breakneck Ridge Trail

From HikeTheHudsonValley.com: “This hike is for you if: You want to take in some of the best views in the Hudson Valley, and you’re not afraid of doing some serious rock scrambling to see them.” More »

Photo by Daniel Case at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Anthony’s Nose Trail

From HikeTheHudsonValley.com: “This hike is for you if: You want a relatively short hike to an awesome Hudson River overlook.” More »

Long Dock Park

From ScenicHudson.org: “An exciting riverfront destination boasting a kayak pavilion and beach for launching boats, rehabilitated wetlands and meadows that attract wildlife. The park’s restored, historic Red Barn, now Scenic Hudson’s River Center, hosts arts and environmental-education activities and is home to the American Center for Folk Music.” More »

Madam Brett Park

From ScenicHudson.org: “A mile of gently sloping, gravel-surfaced trails lead to the dramatic waterfall and tidal marsh; a short, narrow woodland trail provides access to the marsh observation platform. A boardwalk along Fishkill Creek allows universally accessible exploration of this important Hudson River tributary and the wildlife it supports.” More »

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Mount Beacon Park

From ScenicHudson.org: “There’s a good bet you’ll be huffing and puffing on the mile-or-so climb up the mountain, but the exertion is worth it. From the summit you’ll be treated to spectacular, panoramic views of the Hudson River.” More »

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West Point Foundry Preserve

West Point Foundry Preserve in Cold Spring is a great “outdoor museum” featuring industrial history in a nature sanctuary. From ScenicHudson.org: “This “outdoor museum” explores the history of one of the most important sites in the American industrial revolution.” More »

Bannerman Island

If you love history, hiking and kayaking you can take a guided kayaking tour to Bannerman Castle and walk the grounds of the ruins. Visit Bannerman Island Gallery to set up your trip. More »

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Mountain Tops Outfitters

Kayak Rentals & Tours, as well as Hiking Gear & Apparel. More »

Hudson River Sloop Club

Check out the famous Sloop Club and look at the website for sailing schedules and lessons More »

Storm King Adventure Tours

Kayak tours with expert guides. More »

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