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