The Haverstraw/Ossining Ferry and Engel Park is a great afternoon or early evening trip. The ferry is really a commuter ferry and therefore there are only ferries in the early morning. The last one to leave Haverstraw in the morning is at 8:45 and the first afternoon one is at 4:57 p.m. There is a Metro station right by the ferry terminal that goes to Manhattan.
The first feasible return trip is to leave Haverstraw at 4:57. The ferry ride takes 20 minutes across the scenic Hudson River. The first return ferry leaves at 4:42 p.m. and continues to run continuously until 9:32 p.m.
Once you arrive you can follow the path on the right to Engel Park. Engel Park has a sprinkler area where kids can enjoy the water activities. It is advisable to bring a change of clothing and water shoes. The sprinkler section of the park closes at 6 p.m. It is advisable to go there first upon arrival.
The park has many more enjoyable activities; swings, monkey bars, slides and more. You can enjoy supper on the picnic tables in the park. There is a walkway with benches along the water. It is nice to go back early to the ferry terminal to play in the sand and water at the mini beach.
Check the NY Waterway site for the schedule of times.
Posted: August 15, 2017
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
30-34 Dr. Girling Drive (off 9W)
Haverstraw, NY 10927
NY Waterway Phone Number:
Child (Ages 6-11) $2.00
Senior (62+) $2.00
10 trips: $36.75
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 55 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Monsey: 30 minutes