Hudson River (at Matthiessen Park)

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Matthiessen Park
10533 Irvington , NY 41° 2' 28.302" N, 73° 51' 57.6324" W

Not the easiest launch area, but is a great place to paddle. Hudson is wide here and it is about 2 miles south of the Tapanzee Bridge. Watch out for large boats, barges and their wakes. It is easy to stay along the shore and avoid the big boats and barges, but if you want ot paddle across the river, you will cross the channel so be very careful. Currents can be strong and waves can be high, so check the tides and wind.

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Launching considerations / restrictions:: 

Launch site is free. It is designed for kayaks and canoes so the ramp is a pile of small rocks.

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Driving Directions: 
  • From West
    • I-287 over the Tappanzee Bridge (Stay on right side into tolls).
    • Take first exit for Route 9 South.
    • Follow Route 9 South to Main Street (First town you come into from bridge).
    • Right on Main Street, and continue down hill to end.
    • Right on North Aster Street to end.
    • Left on Bridge Street which will take you into the park.
    • Launch is at the end of the road.
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Parking Situation: 
Parking is free, but limited.
Launch Area Surface: 
Porta Potti