Make a Splash this Summer with Water Sports in Orange County, N.Y.

Orange County, N.Y.’s rivers, lakes, and streams offer endless ways to stay cool this summer.

ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (June 18, 2018) – The Hudson Valley is famous for its breathtaking landscapes, including majestic rivers and countless lakes. Just 60 miles north of New York City, find a myriad of choices for outdoor recreation in Orange County, N.Y., bordered by two scenic rivers. It’s time to cool off on the water. Come stay and play!

Kayak or boat on the Hudson River, or head west to the Delaware River, ideal for canoeing and rafting. Try paddleboarding or flyboarding on Orange County’s largest body of fresh water, Greenwood Lake. Whether you’re looking to drop a fishing line or float the day away, there’s something for you. The Orange County Tourism staff recommends visiting www.OrangeTourism.org for a full list of lodging, activities, and attractions.

Explore the region by kayak, paddle board, boat, and more with help from:

Jersey Paddle Boards, Greenwood Lake: Full-service board and kayak rentals at Willow Point Marina. Lessons for all ages. Picnic area and beach. 845-554-0787, com

Jet High Watersports, Greenwood Lake: Hover above the water from the water pressure out of a board attached to your feet! 201-240-9019, Facebook: Jet High Watersports LLC

Skip’s Dockside Marina, Greenwood Lake: Canoe, kayak, paddleboat sales and rentals. Snack stand, picnic area. 845-477-8410, Facebook: Skips Dockside Marina

Silver Canoe, Port Jervis: Raft, canoe and kayak rentals on the Delaware River. Transport and pickup included in rates. Fun for all age groups! 800-724-8342, com

Hudson Valley Guides, Newburgh: Hiking and kayaking eco tours of the Hudson Valley. 845-797-5592, com

Mountain Valley Guides, Cornwall-on-Hudson: Kayaking trips for all ages and abilities. Guided tours of Bannerman Island and other Hudson River sites with beautiful scenery. 845-661-1923, com

Storm King Adventure Tours, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Kayaking tours with expert guides on the beautiful Hudson River. Beginners welcome. All equipment and instruction are provided. 845-534-7800, com

Be sure to visit Orange County Tourism’s Facebook page: Orange County Tourism NY. It’s a fabulous guide to up-to-the-minute postings of area events and activities, great times, and memorable experiences available to visitors.

Also visit Orange County Tourism’s innovative and user-friendly new website: www.orangetourism.org.

About Orange County Tourism

Orange County Tourism, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, and events can be found at www.OrangeTourism.org. For a free copy of the Orange County Travel Guide, e-mail tourism@orangecountygov.com or call 845-615-3860.

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