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Hudson Crossing Park Inc

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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

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Chelsie H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hudson Crossing Park is my FAVORITE place in the Schuylerville area to walk, run and play! I love the trails, the scenery, the bridge... The park is the perfect venue for so many outdoor events and adventures.

HCP as an organization has succeeded in bridging the gap between local businesses and other organizations and continues to truly BUILD COMMUNITY.

Previous Stories

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My family has been visiting Hudson Crossing Park since the first day it opened. We ca!led it the "Secret Park" then because it was so new and unused. It was a gem then and still is today. We visit it often. Molly our golden retriever knows where we are the minute we pull into the canal area and jumps all over the car! We bring golf clubs and a grill and have a great time. We still call it the secret park. It truly is an amazing place to enjoy, and it amazes us continuly how few people take advantage of it. A Gem......our secret park!
I do wish that a grill was available at this great pavilion!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We are so lucky to have HCP. I love that each season offers different activities and equally gorgeous views. I often take pictures when I’m on my walks because I discover something new every time.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a volunteer from the start of the first clean-ups with the Adirondack School until today I have enjoyed giving my time to this park. I have been rewarded with lots of smiles and thank-yous from people from all over the world that have visited the park. I have seen many families grow up,not only human but animals grow up and share this island paradise.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hudson Crossing Park offers so much without out being a drain on the taxpayers. While it is on state owned land, it is maintained by dedicated volunteers who seek donations to keep it operating. With trails for every age level and mobility, it provides experiences in a natural setting that few have the opportunity to enjoy.

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.

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.

Shauna12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My children and I love our time at Hudson Crossing! The Easter egg hunt for our dog was especially fun. On warmer days we even get our toes wet. We've had birthday parties and Mother's Day picnics here as well. A real gem of a park!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a beautiful and serene park along lock 5 in Schuylerville! There's a very scenic nature trail along the Hudson, a pavllion for picnics and a playground for the kids. What fun it is to watch a large yacht go through the lock system.

Todd43

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love this park! Great views and access to the Hudson River. Very nice and easy kayak launch site. Great running/ hiking trails too. We use this park often and just love it.

Jill E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our favorite park in Saratoga County! The imagination of my children runs wild there. Wonderful experience every time we go!