I’ve come across so many pretty parks right on the shore of the Hudson River. I like to check Google Maps and see if there are green spots right on the shore. That is how I find new destinations.
Plum Point Park, right off the 9W in New Windsor, NY is a beautiful peaceful oasis right on the shore of the Hudson with magnificent views of the Hudson Highlands across the river.
On our way to the park we drove along Route 9W and we were treated to beautiful scenic views.
The Park is divided into 3 areas; Plum Point Park which has a field with picnic table, a playground and a picnic pavilion. This area is on higher ground, with no access to the river. The other two areas adjacent to each other are Sloop Hill State Unique Area and Kowawese Unique Area. I preferred the Kowawese Unique Area with the gazebo on the grass and many picnic tables and a few grill stations. There is a 2,000 foot sandy river front where we watched people set off into the river with Kayaks they brought. We also watched some men fishing along the shore. No swimming is allowed at the park but it is worth a trip to enjoy the natural beauty of the Hudson River.
Posted: August 4, 2021
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Plum Point Park
New Windsor, NY 12553
Hours: Park closes at dusk
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Lakewood: 2 hours
Monsey: 50 minutes