A walk into the river just minutes from downtown Kingston.

ESOPUS, Ulster County (79 acres) — Excellent fishing and breathtaking views abound at this park, conserved by Scenic Hudson and owned by the Town of Esopus. Short trails parallel Rondout Creek, leading through a wooded peninsula to a spit of land extending far out into the river — proving you don’t need a boat to get the full Hudson experience. 

For inquiries about Sleightsburgh Park, contact the Town of Esopus at 845-331-0676.

Free and open year-round, dawn to dusk.


  • Boat launch
  • Dog walking on leash
  • Fishing
  • Hudson River Greenway Water Trail site
  • Kayaking & canoeing
  • Walking
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