Hiking is perhaps the most popular outdoor activity in the Hudson Valley, and forest swimming the trendiest. But if you want to go out, enjoy beautiful scenery, exercise, and feel blissfully content afterwards, the best way to do this is from the cockpit of a kayak.
“The great thing about kayaking is that almost anyone can do it,” says Bill Garrison, owner of Mountain Valley Guides in Cornwall. “We have participants ranging from children all the way up to people in their 60s. Even if someone has never kayaked before, within the first 20 minutes they’ll get the hang of it.