Saturday, August 27
9:30 a.m.
Esopus Creek Conservancy (ECC) invites the public to enjoy a guided kayak and canoe paddle surrounding Esopus Bend Nature Preserve on the tranquil Esopus Creek above the dam in Saugerties. Paddlers will visit the coves and wetlands of the preserve and the shoreline to the south. ??Meet 9:30 a.m. at the Saugerties Village Beach parking lot on Rte. 9W, just north of the Esopus Creek bridge, at the foot of Partition Street in the Village of Saugerties. Participants will put-in at the beach.??Bring your own kayak or canoe. All participants MUST wear a personal floatation device (life vest). Rain or thunderstorms will cancel the paddle. Children are welcome and encouraged, but please do not bring pets. ??Pre-registration is required. Contact the leader, Steve Hart ( to register or for additional information. This ECC Environmental Education paddle is free and open to the public, but limited to a maximum of ten watercraft. For more information and ECC and upcoming events, visit