Hudson Crossing Park

Canal Boats, Burgoyne's Bridge, and Beaver Trees...At An Island Near You!

Hudson Crossing SignLooking for a new place to explore? Come visit Hudson Crossing Park, just a short drive from downtown Saratoga Springs in the beautiful and historic countryside of Olde Saratoga! Spend a day watching a barge lock through on the Champlain Canal, sliding down a hillside slide, walking a labyrinth, listening for the Pileated Woodpecker's call, tracing the steps of General Burgoyne's troops, and imagining all who have passed before you.

Hudson Crossing Park is a recreational and educational destination where you can play, picnic, fish, hike, snowshoe, birdwatch, and more! The Park is located at County Road 42 in Schuylerville, just 9 miles east of Saratoga Springs on historic and scenic Route 4. Centered on the island between Lock 5 of the Champlain Canal and the Hudson River, the Hudson Crossing Park includes trails, scenic overlooks, interpretive signage, and a unique Play Garden, as well as a floating dock and a picnic pavilion.

Created and maintained almost exclusively by volunteers, it is a growing destination for local residents and tourists alike. Its mission is to link environmental responsibility with economic revitalization, and to engage people of all ages in making informed choices for a sustainable future. To that end, the Hudson Crossing Park's staff and Board of Directors focus on three objectives:

  • Fostering environmental stewardship
  • Emphasizing the area's natural, cultural, and economic history
  • Establishing a public park that is an educational and recreational destination

Hudson Crossing Park is open to the public 365 days a year, dawn until dusk. It is carry-in, carry-out, and restrooms are available.

Hudson Crossing Park, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and exists in part because of its outstanding partnerships with the Town Of Northumberland, Town of Greenwich, Town of Saratoga, Village of Schuylerville, New York State Canal Corporation, Saratoga National Historical Park, New York State Museum, and Skidmore College, among others.

To become a volunteer and/or to donate to the Park, please visit or email or call 518-859-1462. Become a part of a very special place in the making right here on the historic shores of the Hudson River!

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