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Best Places Where You Can Swim In The Hudson River




I am a bit of a beach snob. I like my beaches to have course sand and an ocean nearby. I have never been much of a lake swimmer and rivers aren't my thing either but plenty of people enjoy swimming in the Hudson River.

Swimming isn't unheard of in the Hudson as a matter of fact swimming in the Hudson River is common. Boaters enjoy jumping in to cool off, some swim in the Hudson as part of a comPetition and then there are even a few swim beaches on the shore of the Hudson River.

Hudson River Beaches Where You Can Swim

Up and down the Hudosn Rvier there are spots where you can enjoy the shoreline but there are only four places designated as beaches for swimming. Those 4 spots can be accessed by both land and the river.


According to the Waterfront Alliance, the four public beaches along the Hudson River are Croton Point Beach, Beacon River Pool, Kingston Point Beach, and Ulster Landing. When explaining whether you should swim in the Hudson River the alliance shared some more information.

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They explained that there are many other places to swim in the river but when and where because of the possibility of sewage overflow and algae blooms.

Guidelines for Swimming in the Hudson River

It is important to remember that the Hudson River is highly trafficked by large vessels. The Hudson also has a current that can be strong. The river is affected by tides. So is it a good idea to swim in the Hudson?

The Waterfront Alliance put together a few guidelines for swimming in the Hudson. They include things like not swallowing the water and rinsing off after you swim. It is also a good idea not to swim alone in places like the Hudson River. It is an active shipping river and it often has debris that you can get tangled in without realizing.

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Newburgh New York Water Front Restaurants

It has boats. It has entertainment and boy does it have an amazing selection of food and drink. Take in the beautiful Newburgh Waterfront on the historic Hudson River while enjoying top-shelf food and drink. Fine and casual dining with a backdrop of the Hudson River from the Newburgh Beacon Bridge to the north and Bannerman's castle to the south. Watch the river and the boats go by while enjoying every type of food you can imagine from pizza to seafood to steaks to barbeques even tacos you can have it all at these Newburgh Waterfront restaurants.

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Hudson Valley New York Camping Resorts

The Hudson Valley is a camping destination for so many people including those of us who live locally. It is a great way to have a summer vacation every weekend close to home. Many places offer a seasonal rate for you to save money on your stay. You pull the trailer in for the summer and park it for the season which is usually May to October. The resorts we found offer family fun amenities and a season full of exciting activities.

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