508-acre riverfront park with a boat launch, campground, fishing, picnic areas, a playground & more. The park is situated on a peninsula on the east shore of the Hudson river and is rich in natural and human history. It is the site of historic wine cellars that are thought of be the oldest in New York State. The oldest oyster shell middens on the North Atlantic Coast uncovered by archeologists on Croton Point confirm that the peninsula was inhabited by Native Americans as early as 7,000 years ago. Croton is in fact named for the Indian sachem, Kenoten, which means "wild wind.”
This park offers year-round events and activities and has facilities for camping, hiking and swimming. It hosts the annual Clear Water Revival which brings a weekend of music, food and awareness of the Hudson river. As well as the EagleFest in February to name a couple.
Visit the Croton Point Nature Center to find out more about the tours and programs.
1a Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, New York 10520, United States