West Point Eight Mile Kayak

Union Square
Union Square
Broadway at East 18th Street
to 5:30PM
8:00AM to 5:30PM
Arrive by 7:45AM

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About the trip

Paddle through history

What We Love

  • See West Point from a new perspective
  • Full day of kayaking
  • See historic sites
  • Paddling instruction

Your Day

Paddle directly under the shadow of Storm King Mountain with amazing views of Breakneck Ridge to the east. Our destination is Magazine Point opposite the United States Military Academy for some views that can only be seen from the river of trophy point. We will then paddle up in to Cold Spring for a short break and must stop at Moo Moos for some amazing ice cream. Our paddle will continue up to the sandy beaches at Little Stony Point were we can enjoy a short hike to a great 360 degree views of Hudson Highlands or just relax on the beach. You will find it hard to believe your are less than 50 miles from mid-town Manhattan.

Perfect for: Intermediate paddlers, fit adventurers looking for a full day

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Level 4/10
Union SquareBroadway at East 18th Street
8:00AM to 5:30PMArrive by 7:45AM

Here’s what you need


Essential Gear
  • Lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least two liters of water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash for ice cream
  • Towel, shoes, and dry change of clothes for the ride home (can be left in the van)
Recommended Gear
  • Dry bag or waterproof phone case
  • If you plan on wearing glasses/sunglasses, bring a strap


Essential Clothing
  • Clothes you don't mind getting splashed, preferably non-cotton athletic material
  • River shoes such as Tevas or old tennis shoes. No flip-flops, please
  • Light, waterproof jacket
  • Hat

What's Included

  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Kayak, Paddle, and PFD Rental
  • Park permits
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Gratuity for your guide

Drive to Meet

Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out. You'll receive meeting location and time a few days before your trip. Please email [email protected] with any questions.


Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations. Keep your eyes out for an email from our team a few days in advance of your trip. That email will provide updated weather conditions and will alert you to anything additional you should put in your pack to prepare. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little rain or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.