Discover the fascinating habitats of the estuary with us!
Our interpretive canoe programs focus on the nearshore environments of the tidal Hudson River, especially the natural history of Constitution Marsh and the surrounding Hudson Highlands. It's easily the best deal around, as our own expert Audubon naturalists lead you through winding channels lined with tall, elegant marsh grasses, searching for hidden wildlife. Enjoy the physical activity and beautiful scenery, and learn the secrets of the Sanctuary.
Reservations are required for all canoe trips, as is a nominal fee of $45 for adults; $40 for seniors, students, and Audubon members; and $30 per child ages 7-15. (Children under age 7 are not permitted on our canoe trips). We provide the canoes, paddles, life jackets, and a safety lesson precedes the trip. At least one adult with paddling experience must accompany each canoe. Trips are tide and weather dependent, and normally last between two and three hours.
To view the Public Canoe Program schedule for Spring/Summer 2016 please click here. For reservations, fees, special parking instructions or more information, call (845) 265-2601, extension 15.
If you are planning a kayak or canoe trip through the marsh on your own, public water access is provided at the Foundry Dock Park in Cold Spring, and NOT at the Audubon Center. Before entering the marsh, please review our Kayaking in the Marsh page for a safe and enjoyable visit. .