Kayak & Cycle

The North Face
The North Face
2101 Broadway
to 7:00PM
8:00AM to 7:00PM
Arrive by 7:45AM
15.0 miles
200 feet
elevation gain

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About the trip

See Upstate New York by kayak and bike

What We Love

  • Beautiful views from the Wallkill River
  • Perfect introduction to kayaking
  • Two sports in one day
  • Visit hidden rail trail gems

Your Day

Spend the day kayaking and cycling through Upstate New York. Enjoy some of the most scenic views the state has to offer by both water and land! After departing the city, we will drive to the quaint village of New Paltz where we will board kayaks and paddle along the Wallkill River to the town of Rosendale. From Rosendale, we will be transported back to New Paltz and hop on bikes waiting for us to explore the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, a favorite of New York cyclists. Spectacular views, a recently restored Trestle bridge, and charming shops and cafes along the way await during our day of exploration.

Perfect for: First time kayakers and intermediate cyclists, fit adventurers ready for a full day

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Level 5/10
200 feet elevation gain
15.0 miles
The North Face2101 Broadway
8:00AM to 7:00PMArrive by 7:45AM

Here’s what you need


Essential Gear
  • Lunch, or money to purchase lunch in town
  • Ample snacks
  • At least two liters of water
  • Backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of clothes and shoes for the drive back (can be left in the van)
Recommended Gear
  • Camera
  • Cash for shopping


Essential Clothing
  • Comfortable athletic clothing
  • Sturdy sneakers with non-cotton socks
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures

What's Included

  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits
  • Bike and helmet rental
  • Kayak, paddle, and PFD rental
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 meet your guide at Rock and Snow in New Paltz at 9:15 AM.


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.

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