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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.
Kayakers looks on at the Intrepid vessel in the Hudson River by Pier 84 at HRPK

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

Kayakers prepare for launch in the Hudson River

Manhattan Community Boathouse provides free kayaking on a first-come, first-served basis during the summer and early fall season.

Night time with the historic vessel The Lilac lit up for the visitors

The LILAC, a historic steamship built in 1933 for the US Lighthouse service, docks on the north side of Hudson River Park’s Pier 25.

Kayakers enthusiastically prepare to launch into the Hudson River on Pier 96

Volunteer-run boathouse that offers free kayaking sessions and classes to the public.

NY Waterway cruises by the Park as the sun sets

NY Waterway is the fastest and most convenient way to New York City’s west side midtown.

Members of Outrigger paddle their way along the Hudson River

If you’re looking for an athletic challenge, consider trying outrigger canoe paddling, an ancient sport with deep roots in Polynesian culture.

Pier 25 Marina

Led by the crew behind Grand Banks and Atlantic Yachting, the Pier 25 Marina offers a variety of services for boaters in the region.

The mooring field by Pier 34 during sunset

Hudson River Park has the capacity to moor up to 17 private boats in its mooring field located on the southern end of Pier 40.