Kayak lessons

Come get your feet wet! This is the perfect lesson for someone that is looking to begin recreational or flat water kayaking. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, 9am-12pm, Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Reservations recommended.

Where: Tarrytown Lakes, Old Saw Mill River Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-682-5135.
Dates: Weekends, holidays, some weekdays.
Time: various, check Kayak Hudson’s calendar
Info and reservations: or 914-682-5135.

Kayak Rentals

Hourly rentals of recreational kayaks on the Tarrytown Lakes, both single and tandem kayaks available. Please note: this is the only legal boat access on the Tarrytown Lakes, there is no public boat launch.

Where: Tarrytown Lakes, Old Saw Mill River Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-682-5135.
Dates: Saturdays, Sundays, and major holidays, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Info: or 914-682-5135.

Kayak Tours

Guided kayak tours on the Hudson River. Departs from Kingsland Point Park.

Where: Kingsland Point Park, 299 Palmer Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591.
Dates: Weekends, holidays, some weekdays.
Time: various, check Kayak Hudson’s calendar
Info: or 914-682-5135.

Launch your own

Horan’s Landing, 9 River Street, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-366-5109. This one-acre park owned by the village of Sleepy Hollow doesn’t get nearly the attention of the larger Kingsland Point Park located a little further north, and that’s a shame. What it lacks in ambiance (flanked by condominiums), this pocket-sized park makes up in a rare commodity: direct and perfectly legal public access to the Hudson River. The park has a riverside path, boat launch site, sandy beach at mid-to-low tide (no swimming), and picnic tables.

The boat launch is restricted to car-top boats; no trailers. Launch your canoe or kayak here to explore the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow waterfronts and the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse. The more intrepid and experienced boaters can cross the Hudson to wander through the meandering channels of Piermont Marsh or paddle upriver to Croton Point Park. Pick up a copy of the Hudson River Water Trail Guide to help you plan your river adventure.

Parking: limited parking on site, additional metered parking on Beekman Avenue.