There was a time when the Hudson River was the equivalent of our modern super highway, with so many sloops, barges, ferries, steamboats and other crafts traveling up and down its length that one could almost walk across the river stepping from boat to boat. Today, more modern methods of transportation and technology have diminished the need for commercial boating on the river, making the scenic waterway a Mecca for recreational motoring and sailing.
Fishing, kayaking and water sports of all kinds are now the primary pursuits to experience on the river. There are many books available, both in- and out-of-print, highlighting the historical change in our use of the entire waterway, but the Great Northern Catskills organization just released a free map of its extensive river frontage for everyone to enjoy. There are many marinas, launches, boat rentals, parks, restaurants and historic sites along Greene County’s shores. This map attempts to list all the attractions on Catskill Creek and the Hudson River, and it’s free!
Listings on Great Northern Catskills' website include locations, addresses, contact information and descriptions of them all. There is also a link to the downloadable full-color map in a pdf format which can be printed out or accessed on your personal hand-held device. Using a smart phone or any tablet, this map will be your guide to all the outdoor recreation on the Hudson River along Greene County’s shores.