Make a splash with water sports in Orange County this summer
Cool times await on the region's rivers and lakes


Kayaking on the Hudson River with Storm King Adventure Tours (Photo provided)

It’s time to cool off on the water.
The Hudson Valley is famous for its breathtaking landscapes, including majestic rivers and countless lakes. Find a myriad of choices for outdoor recreation in Orange County, N.Y., bordered by two scenic rivers.
Kayak or boat on the Hudson River, or head west to the Delaware River, ideal for canoeing and rafting. Try paddleboarding or fly boarding on Orange County’s largest body of fresh water, Greenwood Lake. Whether you’re looking to drop a fishing line or float the day away, there’s something for you. The Orange County Tourism staff recommends visiting OrangeTourism.org for a full list of lodging, activities, and attractions.
Explore the region by kayak, paddle board, boat, and more with help from:
Jersey Paddle Boards, Greenwood Lake: Full-service board and kayak rentals at Willow Point Marina. Lessons for all ages. Picnic area and beach. 845-554-0787, JerseyPaddleboards.com
Jet High Watersports, Greenwood Lake: Hover above the water from the water pressure out of a board attached to your feet. 201-240-9019, Facebook: Jet High Watersports LLC
Skip’s Dockside Marina, Greenwood Lake: Canoe, kayak, paddleboat sales and rentals. Snack stand, picnic area. 845-477-8410, Facebook: Skips Dockside Marina
Silver Canoe, Port Jervis: Raft, canoe and kayak rentals on the Delaware River. Transport and pickup included in rates. Fun for all age groups. 800-724-8342, SilverCanoe.com
Hudson Valley Guides, Newburgh: Hiking and kayaking eco tours of the Hudson Valley. 845-797-5592, HudsonValleyGuides.com
Mountain Valley Guides, Cornwall-on-Hudson: Kayaking trips for all ages and abilities. Guided tours of Bannerman Island and other Hudson River sites with beautiful scenery. 845-661-1923, MountainValleyGuides.com
Storm King Adventure Tours, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Kayaking tours with expert guides on the beautiful Hudson River. Beginners welcome. All equipment and instruction are provided. 845-534-7800, StormKingAdventureTours.com
Orange County Tourism’s Facebook page is guide to up-to-the-minute postings of area events and activities. Also visit orangetourism.org.