A couple sculling on Hudson river near The Abbey Inn

Water Adventures in the Hudson Valley

A sculling team posing with sculls near The Abbey Inn

Hudson River Expeditions

Kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboard tours, rentals, and instruction ​for the novice to the experienced paddler.  A passion for paddling and adoration of the natural beauty abundant along the Hudson River is why we are here.  There is an intangible magnetism to being on the water and connecting with the water, removing one's self from the blacktop and concrete. There is serenity in paddling, feeling the push and pull of the current as you guide yourself along this historic waterway.

View of the Bear Mountain Sate park near The Abbey Inn

Bear Mountain State Park

Bear Mountain State Park is situated in rugged mountains rising from the west bank of the Hudson River. The park features a large play field, shaded picnic groves, lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool, Trailside Museums and Zoo, hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails. An outdoor rink is open to ice skaters from late October through mid-March. The Perkins Memorial Tower atop Bear Mountain affords spectacular views of the park, the Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park. Perkins Memorial Drive and Tower are open from April through late November, weather permitting.