I Paddle provides you with an opportunity to paddle the calm, safe waters of the Esopus Creek all along the Esopus Bend Nature Preserve where you’ll enjoy scenic beauty, nature and abundant wildlife!
Trips launch from the Saugerties Beach and paddle down about 2 miles out and then back. There are no currents on the creek. There are sand bars in a few places where you can get out and swim or hang out.
An I Paddle adventure is perfect for beginners, families and those that just want to relax, soak up some sun and have some fun on the water! Generally, it’s an easy 2 hours to go all the way down and back. There is no Hudson River access from here so no tides, barge traffic, etc., making it super safe.
Don’t worry if you’re a beginner. An ACA certified instructor will give you a quick lesson to get you on your way. If you have little ones, be sure to call ahead so that the correct equipment can be on hand.
I Paddle Tours
Start with a quick lesson then head out on our adventure! We’ll paddle down to take a quick peek at the Cantine Falls before heading out past the Saugerties Lighthouse and into the Hudson River! We’ll have a snack, take some pictures and watch as the sun dips behind the Catskill Mountains. We’ll watch the sky put on it’s light show as we paddle back by the sounds of the birds singing their last song of the day.
Start with a lesson in Kayaking Basics before we paddle down to see the stunning Cantine Falls, where one of the oldest paper mills used to be and now Diamond Mills resides. We’ll head out past the US Coast Guard to the historic Saugerties Lighthouse where we’ll see one of the oldest operating lighthouses on the Hudson River.
Falling Waters Tour
Start with a lesson in Kayaking Basics and then head straight out towards the Saugerties Lighthouse and then south on the Hudson River until we reach Falling Waters Preserve where we’ll take a nice break, snack, take some pics see the beautiful waterfall. This is a bit further and requires a little more experience and fitness, but well worth the effort especially if you are itching to spend time paddling in the Hudson River.