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Are you looking for a wonderful riverfront town to watch fireworks from? Well, you are in luck. There is  no better place to get a jump on the Independence Day celebration than watching the Kingston fireworks from the Rhinecliff Dock.

Once again the Rhinecliff Waterfront Committee is pleased to announce the opportunity to enjoy live music prior to the Kingston fireworks at the waterfront park on Sunday, June, 27th. The local pop band, U-Guys, will perform tunes from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. A DJ will fill out the evening
with entertainment. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket or a boat. The event is FREE and it’s going to be a blast.


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Piles of driftwood line the eastern shore of the Hudson River.

After a hot day in the office, mowing the lawn, or whatever has you heated up, there is no better way to cool off than taking an evening paddle on the Hudson River. There is cool breeze that comes off the water that is refeshing after the hot humid winds from earlier in the day. You can dip your arms in the water, even take a swim if you like. Mmm, it’s so soothing.

There is always so much to see. Last night just as the sun set below the Catskill Mountains, I was sitting in a small cove when I spied an otter playing in the water. At first I thought it was a large eel, but sure enough the curious animal turned out to be an otter. What a treat.

A couple of things to keep in mind when going out in the evening: Be particularly aware of the motor boat traffic; make sure you bring a white stern light in case you get caught out after dark; stay close to shore where powerboats can’t go after the sun goes down, you’re much safer there. Oh, and always, have fun!

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Clouds reflect off the surface of a lake in Maine

If you had a day off, without any commitments, what would you do? Where would you go?

I have passed along our thoughts, now we want to hear from you.

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The leaves are turning green and the water is warming up.

The weather has taken that turn, you know, when there are more sunny days than gray rainy ones. It is once again time to get back out on the water. We are gearing up for another wonderful season with our friends who share our love for the water. We also look forward to introducing the water-soothing experience with many new people in the upcoming season. If you are looking for a fun, safe experience, drop us a line. We can get you there.

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Ice crystals on a stream along the trail leading to Indian Head Mountain in the Catskills.

Our world is frozen right now. Frozen solid.

Look around, the creeks are frozen, the Hudson River is full of icebergs. Will it ever thaw out? I guess it is inevitable. Even the ground hog is saying six more weeks of winter…

To make the best of it, we have been getting in some hiking and skiing. It makes the winter go by faster if you are having fun. And meaning that the Hudson Valley dishes the cold weather, we might as well take advantage of it.

So grab your crampons and walk the ice. Soon we will be paddling again.

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Paddling on the Altamaha River.

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Sunday night on the Hudson River, waves courtesy of the south wind.

Sunday night on the Hudson River, after the wind began to settle for the evening.

Take a good September north wind,  an incoming tide and mix them together and what do you get? Some awesome wave action on the Hudson River. How much fun can you handle?

After making sure you have all your safety equipment. Which includes, but not limited to.. and in no particular order, blidge pump, paddle float, whistle, tow rope and PFD. Grab your favorite boat and paddle and head out with your buddy to ride and surf the waves.

An extra pair of eyes is always important to keep a lookout on boat traffic and barges traveling along in the river. Sunday evening’s wakes and wind got strong enough that a barge decided to wait out the waves along the western shore near Port Ewen.

If the waves to get to be too much, bail and head to the shoreline for calmer waters. Rest and give it a go again. Paddling in the rough water is quite a workout, so watch you don’t get too tired to paddle in after play time is over.

Remember, keep your balance in the boat, and in your head.

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