Throughout the Park’s four-mile-length, “upland” areas connect the many piers. In a couple of fortunate areas, the distance between the water and the adjacent roadway widens, creating larger areas for open space in the process. One such area is known as Clinton Cove, featuring a sweeping green lawn, a boathouse offering free kayaking run by volunteers and a “get-down” where visitors can get close to the water.
History at a Glance
Clinton Cove was named for DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), often referred to as the “Father of the Erie Canal.” He served in the New York State Legislature and the U.S. Senate, and was Mayor of New York City and Governor of New York State. Before being landscaped, Clinton Cove formerly served as the City’s municipal concrete plant.