welcome to the Hudson River

Part of our mission at the Clearwater Festival is to introduce and welcome people to the Hudson River. Come on down to Croton Point Park in Westchester County, NY and enjoy easy access to the Hudson River with Sloop Sails, Rides on Small Boats, Canoes & Kayaks, and Beachcombing & River Seining.

Come Sailing on a Hudson River Sloop

Both the namesake Clearwater sloop and the 1/3 scale Woody Guthrie, operated by the Beacon Sloop Club, will be at Clearwater Festival this year.

Sails on the Woody Guthrie take place throughout the Festival at no additional cost.

Sails on the Clearwater occur on a schedule on Saturday and Sunday and require tickets. Click here for tickets and schedules. Take a virtual tour to get an idea what’s in store for you on this one-of-a-kind, fifty-year-old vessel.

Rides on Small Boats, Canoes, & Kayaks

Experience the pleasure of boating on the Hudson River. Visit the Working Waterfront and take a ride in a small boat, canoe or kayak.

Beach Combing & River Seining

Get your feet wet with net seining in the river and see what creatures call the Hudson their home. At the end of the day, help release creatures back from where they came. Walk along the river’s edge with a guide and learn the stories of found objects.