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Activities & Attractions

Hudson River Park’s four miles of piers, esplanades and landscapes boast sunset views, scores of recreational and play spaces, stunning gardens and much more.

Find what interests you by exploring the categories above. Visit, and then visit again!

Note the following seasonal closures reopening in Spring 2022: Trapeze; Carousel; Frying Pan, Grand Banks, Drift In and North River Lobster Company; HRPK’s Wetlab; Downtown Boathouse and Manhattan Community Boathouse; and free outrigger programming.
Boats sit at the Village Community boathouse ready to head into the water

The Park’s non-profit partner, Village Community Boathouse, offers a variety of opportunities to learn about and engage in the art of seamanship.

Circleline Cruises by the statue of liberty

At HRPK’s Pier 83 you will find the Circle Line; the only sightseeing cruise that completely circles Manhattan. See all of NYC's iconic landmarks from the comfort of their state-of-the-art boats.

Kayakers at the Downtown Boathouse launch into the Hudson River

The Downtown Boathouse provides free public access to the New York Harbor through kayaking programs.

The Frying Pan, a red vessel at Pier 66a

Now found at Hudson River Park’s Pier 66, the Lightship "Frying Pan" is listed on both the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

A Hornblower cruise ship docks at Pier 40

Hornblower has a cruise for everyone, featuring brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour and party cruises where you will see Manhattan’s iconic landmarks.

The Intrepid sits on the Hudson River for passerby's to enjoy HRPK Pier 86

Located on Hudson River Park’s Pier 86, the Intrepid Museum was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark.

The privately owned John J. Harvey boat docked at Hudson River Park's Pier 66

John J. Harvey, a privately owned fireboat, is moored at Hudson River Park’s Pier 66a.

Kayakers head off the pier at Pier 26

Whether you’re a novice or a pro, kayaking on the Hudson River is a great way to spend a day in New York.