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Explore Hudson Crossing Park

On a scenic stretch of the Hudson River in Schuylerville just 12 miles east of Saratoga Springs is Hudson Crossing Park, a unique attraction that features both educational and recreational opportunities.

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The park contains picnic spots, locations for fishing and birding, a canoe and kayak launch, a play area for kids, and two miles of groomed trails, including a Sensory Trail along the Hudson River, as well as trails overlooking the historic Champlain Canal Lock 5. The trails are open from dawn until dusk every day, year-round. Leashed dogs are welcome.

The unique play area for children is designed for kids and kids at heart, and it's the only one of its kind in the area. Guests are welcome to explore natural plantings, recycled slides, living tunnels, a labyrinth, and more.

How to Get to Hudson Crossing Park

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Hudson Crossing Park is located on County Road 42 in Schuylerville. From Saratoga Springs, travel east on Route 29 (Lake Avenue) for just under 11 miles, then turn left onto US 4N and continue for half a mile. Turn right onto County Road 42 and you'll see a parking area 0.3 miles ahead on your right.

What to Expect

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The park is open from dawn till dusk year-round and it's free for all visitors. In addition to the highlights mentioned above, visitors can learn about the Champlain Canal, attend special events hosted by the park throughout the year (like the Cardboard Boat Race pictured below), and even rent the Picnic Pavilion for special occasions.

Additonal Information

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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. Find out more at

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