Past Meetup

Tuesday Night Sunset paddle: Explore Kingston Lighthouse and the Roundout Creek

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17 people went


Mid-week sunset Kayak special!!!

Explore the historic Kingston Waterfront, Lighthouse

Roundout Creek, and the Hudson River

Offering 4-6 miles of paddling from the Kingston Point Park, to the Roundout Creek, and around the Lighthouse. Drinks / Snacks at Mariners after!


• Currently active aid to navigation/Museum on exit of the Rondout Creek onto the Hudson River.

• Constructed 1915 of brick. Tower height of 48 feet with Fresnal Lens.

• Previous tower was set up 1838 South of the Rondout Creek at Sleightsburg

Our paddle up the Rondout to the Eddyville Dam is 3.3 miles from the Lighthouse. En route we will pass under THREE BRIDGES (9W, Wurts Street Suspension Bridge (old 9W) and Eddyville) and a RAILROAD TRESSEL, numerous marinas, sunken barges, past and present industry evidence (cement kilns, stone and asphalt, etc.) and wetlands.

Meeting at the Kingston Point Park

Arrive by 5:30

Launch: 5:45pm

GOOD MAP: CLICK HERE (,+Kingston,+NY+12401+(Kingston+Point+Park)&hl=en&sll=41.914605,-73.985538&sspn=0.035959,0.087204&geocode=FcjEfwId5l2X-yFLNfb5gmfPUw&mra=ls&dirflg=w&z=14)


53 Delaware Avenue

Kingston NY

Total Mileage: 6-8 miles
Estimated Yak Time: 3 hours
Special Gear / Requirements: Kayak, lifevest, bilge pump, energy food, water, headlamp

Kayak Rentals available. Rentals include lifejackets, paddles and transport of the boat to the put-in. Contact Mike at for details or to reserve a kayak.

Kayaking is a high risk activity and you must be willing to assume responsibility for your participation in this activity regardless of whether you rent or bring your own boat. This route includes some travel on the Hudson River, which is a tidal river. The Rondout also experiences the effects of the Hudson's tides along this entire stretch. The Hudson is frequently used by power boats and barges, who may cause high waves in their wakes. This paddle can be strenuous for kayaking newcomers and it is possible we may end at dusk under headlamps. As with all kayaking trips there is a risk that your boat could capsize and you could get wet. Be prepared with a set of dry clothes in the car in case this happens to you.

Mariners for drinks afterwards!

NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps, tide charts and route features carefully; have confidence in your swimming and self-rescue ability and know where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. This is not a guided trip. In keeping with club philosophy this is your adventure, organizers organize the event but are not tour guides or trip leaders. Even if you rent a kayak, you assume full responsibility for your preparedness, welfare and well-being.

See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.

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