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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Parks & Playgrounds

Mission: We promote environmental education, appreciation of nature, an understanding of the historical significance of this site, community engagement, and regional economic revitalization.

Geographic areas served: Saratoga and Washington Counties, New York

Programs: Hudson crossing park has a unique natural playground designed to serve local residents as well as tourists. The park is a year round community gathering place for people of all ages. It is estimated to have more then 3,000 visitors. The mission includes environmental stewardship and programs for children and adults.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Dan_106

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hudson Crossing Park is much more than "just a park": it is a beautifully-situated combination of VERY diverse things. HCP literally bridges the historical, environmental, educational, and recreational!
Located on the Hudson River -- just 10 miles east of Saratoga Springs -- it spans Saratoga and Washington Counties.
We bike there and have attended wildlife lectures in the outdoor pavilion. The NYS Canal Corp built an excellent small museum by Lock Five (and the ancient remenants of its precursor are still there: Very Cool!).
You can drop a canoe or kayak in from the boat launch, picnic, hike. Drop a line and fish. A few weeks ago there was a family Winter Wonderland fest, followed by a snowmobile demo day. There will be a Canine Easter Egg Hunt, a Mothers' Day celebration, and the annual HCP Triathlon. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
Nature abounds, in all seasons.
COME SEE FOR YOURSELF!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have been visiting Hudson Crossing Park for at least 9 years, and love all that it offers. One of the most impressive things is to see the continued development of the property as it evolves in to a year round, multi-use, multi-generational park, all the while still maintaining the core values that were laid as a foundation. It is always a nice escape from the technology fueled world that surrounds us, whether it be at home, work or in school. We are able to relax and enjoy nature at its finest. Thanks to all who make it happen!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

We love this park as a family. Great place for the kids to run and play. Fun programs throughout the year. Beautiful, quiet trails to wander. Used by various groups in the community as part of their own events.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Amazing what a group of purposeful volunteers can accomplish. This neglected land is now a wonderful park where families and kids of all ages can enjoy the delightful nature of the park during all times of the year. And the unique thing is that the park is not even close to fulfilling its potential.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

On an early morning walk at any time of the year - you can see Osprey building their nest, a turtle laying her eggs, pause to contemplate at the labyrinth, share a swing with your grandchild, marvel at the strength of the Hudson River, launch your kayak -- all while walking through the history. It was here that General Burgoyne crossed the Hudson on his way to the England's first defeat in battle in 1777 - often called the Turning Point of the American Revolution. Where else but Hudson Crossing can you experience all these things.

Chelsie H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hudson Crossing Park is a gem. It adds so much beauty and energy to our area!

Kaitlin2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great place to walk with my dog or meet up with friends who have kids -beautiful place with something for everyone

1 Ken_54

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hudson Crossing us such a unique park. There are gardens, a tiny pond, large field, wonderful trails, a playground tied in to the landscape and a lovely pavilion. We have biked, picnicked, hiked and even had some Scout Ceremonies there. I honestly can't say enough good things

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter and I love Hudson Crossing!! Before there was a park I used to walk my dogs there and it was fine. Decent trails and quiet. Now it's fabulous. The area has been made accessible, inviting, educational, just all around awesome! And truly something for everyone! Walk a trail and experience the history and nature 'exhibits,' take a turn on the natural slide or run through the literal underground tunnels. Walk a dog, pull up to the dock in your boat or put your kayaks in there, jump in a river boat cruise, snowmobile, fish, watch the boats pass through the loch. Truly a local treasure!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've had the pleasure of watching a trail that was a dumping ground become a gorgeous nature trail with access to the Hudson River.
The children's garden is a wonder and my grandchildren imagine more ways to use the natural elements every time they visit.
The park is an asset to Schuylerville and to the canal system.