Hudson Valley rivers and lakes are prime destinations for outdoor recreation.
ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (June 28, 2017) – With two magnificent rivers and countless lakes, Orange County, N.Y. is a destination of choice for visitors looking to get on the water this summer. To the east is the Hudson River for boating; and to the west is the Delaware for canoeing and rafting. Straddling the New Jersey border is Greenwood Lake, the county’s largest body of fresh water. In between, visitors will find smaller, pristine lakes that offer the perfect setting for fishing and more!
“Create a splash when you paddle, drop a line, or skim the river in a raft,” said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. “Our sparkling streams, lakes, and rivers will keep you cool no matter how hot the weather.”
Watercraft rentals are available at these businesses:
Jersey Paddle Boards, Greenwood Lake: Full service board and kayak rentals at Willow Point Marina. Lessons for all ages. Picnic area and beach. 845-554-0787, JerseyPaddleboards.com
Jet High Watersports, Greenwood Lake: Hover above the water from the water pressure out of a board attached to your feet! 201-240-9019, Facebook: Jet High Watersports LLC
Skip’s Dockside Marina, Greenwood Lake: Canoe, kayak, paddleboat sales and rentals. Snack stand, picnic area. 845-477-8410, SkipsDocksideMarina.com
Monroe Swan Boats, Monroe: Swan boats, duck boats, pedal bikes, paddle boats, and row boats to rent on Round Lake at the Alex Smith Pavilion. 845-395-0099,
Silver Canoe, Port Jervis: Raft, canoe and kayak rentals on the Delaware River. Transport and pickup included in rates. Fun for all age groups! 800-724-8342, SilverCanoe.com
Check out these guided tours:
Hudson Valley Guides, Newburgh: Hiking and kayaking eco tours of the Hudson Valley. 845-797-5592, HudsonValleyGuides.com
Mountain Valley Guides, Cornwall-on-Hudson: Kayaking trips for all ages and abilities. Guided tours of Bannerman Island and other Hudson River sites with beautiful scenery.
Storm King Adventure Tours, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Kayaking tours with expert guides on the beautiful Hudson River. Beginners welcome. All equipment and instruction are provided.
Also visit Orange County Tourism’s website: www.orangetourism.org.
About Orange County Tourism
Orange County Tourism, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, and events can be found at www.OrangeTourism.org. For a free copy of the Orange County Travel Guide, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-615-3860.