First Saturdays on the Trail


Paddling the Watershed

Save the date!
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Launching from the Saugerties Village Beach
47 South Partition St., Saugerties

Have you ever explored the Esopus Creek by paddle? Join us to observe the wildlife, vegetation and water quality while learning more about our watershed. The Sawkill headwaters are located in Woodstock (and portions beginning in Echo Lake and Greene County). The Sawkill waters meet the Esopus Creek in the town of Ulster, where they join and flow down to the Hudson River through Saugerties. During the paddle we will disembark at the Esopus Bend Nature Preserve to take a short walk through the preserve.

For those who are not boat owners, kayaks, lifejackets, and paddles are available to rent from Gail Porter at I Paddle New York, 61 South Partition St., Saugerties. Please call ahead to reserve a kayak and/or equipment at (845) 532-7797. Rentals will be delivered to the Saugerties Village Beach, where we will be launching from. We recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting wet, and bringing appropriate footwear for a short hike of medium grade terrain. Sunscreen, bug spray and water is also recommended. This event is limited to 15 people. Please RSVP to Kate Berdan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..