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Wallkill River Paddle Fest


Sojourner Truth Park, New Paltz, NY
55 Plains Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

41.743012 -74.092997

County: Ulster
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 23, 2023, 1:00PM, Launching Time
    • Rain Date: September 24, 2023, 1:00PM, Launching Time
Detailed Times/Hours 1pm launch, paddle about 2 hours round trip to Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Bridge and back, listen to two different bands who will play about an hour each, so total time could be 2-4 hours.


Event Type Paddle Description Paddle the Wallkill River as you enjoy live music from two wonderful local bands. Damian Ecco Band's Alt-Folk/Rock seeks to lift the collective spirit to a higher level. Hey Bub's American old time intricate harmonies will transport you back in time. Launching from Sojourner Truth Park at 1pm, hear music along the way, as you paddle approximately 2 hours round trip to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Bridge and back. RAIN DATE SUNDAY 9/24. Boat rentals available through the registration link. Organization Hosting the Event Wallkill River Watershed Alliance Phone Number 8453724158


Advance registration required. can register up to the day of the event
Minimum suggested donation $5 if you have a boat; $15 if you need to rent a boat; more is suggested to support the musicians and cleaning up the river

Additional Information

Easy paddle on flat water.
Additional Equipment Required: Boat rentals are limited so register early to reserve one.

Event Duration (hours): 2-3
Difficulty: Easy
Length (miles): 5
Boat: Boat provided.

Family Friendly
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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