Public Trips

Guided Canoe Trips and Public Programs

Public Trips

Guided Canoe Trips and Public Programs

Guided Canoe Trips

Discover the fascinating habitats of the estuary with us!

Our interpretive canoe programs focus on the nearshore environments of the tidal Hudson River, especially the natural history of Constitution Marsh and the surrounding Hudson Highlands. It's easily the best deal around, as our own expert Audubon naturalists lead you through winding channels lined with tall, elegant marsh grasses, searching for hidden wildlife. Enjoy the physical activity and beautiful scenery, and learn the secrets of the Sanctuary.

Reservations are required for all canoe trips.  This season, we have lowered our prices due to COVID for a fee of $70 per canoe.  A rental is 2 adults (18+ YO) plus 1 child (7 YO-17 YO)

We provide the canoes, paddles, life jackets, and a safety lesson precedes the trip. At least one adult with paddling experience must accompany each canoe. Trips are tide and weather dependent, and normally last between two and three hours.

Our Guided Public Canoe trip schedule is as follows.  Please click on the link for registration and payment.


Friday, August 28, 2020 8:00 at am to 10:30 am

Sunday, August 30th at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm


Wednesday, September 2nd at 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday, September 5th at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Sunday, September 20th at 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Sunday, September 27th at 8:30 am to 11:00 am


After registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Please be sure to read this email for detailed instructions.   Please remember to bring water, snacks, bug spray and sunscreen, and a mask is required.  A hat and/or sunglasses are highly encouraged. 

If you are planning a kayak or canoe trip through the marsh on your own, public water access is provided at the Foundry Dock Park in Cold Spring, and NOT at the Audubon Center. Before entering the marsh, please review our Kayaking in the Marsh page for a safe and enjoyable visit.




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