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For everyone’s safety and convenience, all bookings and waivers must be completed online. We also ask that you help us comply with NYS mask wearing and social distancing regulations.


  • Sojourner Truth Park(STP) has limited parking on the weekends and can fill up, please plan accordingly.
  • Alternative parking is available on Huguenot St., approximately a 1/2 mile walk on the sidewalk, then on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail right to STP (directions here).


  • All parties must arrive early! Due to our cleaning protocols and high demand, if you arrive late we unfortunately cannot extend your reservation. 
  • The boat launch is only 20ft away from our Check-In Tent. After a tutorial, our staff will bring your boats to the water’s edge where we will launch you into the river!
  • Please note that you are to return to the boat launch after your paddle; there is no other pick up location. We will assist you our of your kayaks when you return.


  • To ensure your safety and comfort, all boats and life jackets are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each use. 
  • Customers must wear their life jackets and remain INSIDE the boats at all times. 
  • This portion of the river is perfect for beginner kayakers or anyone seeking a relaxing time on the water. 
  • For your safety and to protect the equipment from punctire holes, please avoid rocky areas/small rapids. Please respect the equipment and keep it clean for all. 


  • We recommend that you bring water, a sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Comfortable workout clothes are best, no need for swimsuits as there is no swimming allowed from your boat.
  • Pet friendly. Just keep in mind that medium to large dogs are better in canoes…it is hard to paddle a kayak with a big dog on your lap!


Business Hours

NEW Post-Labor Day Schedule
Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: CLOSED

Friday: CLOSED

Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Sunday: 9am – 5pm


kayak rentals in New Paltz, NY on the Wallkill River and surrounding region

The picturesque Wallkill River in New Paltz, NY

Rental Locations

New Paltz Kayaking provides kayak, canoe and row boat rentals in Sojourner Truth Park located on Plains Rd. in New Paltz, NY. 

    Rental Rates

    1 Hour $20/person
    2 Hours $35/person
    3 Hours $45/person 

    • Children under 12 receive a $5 discount.


    photo of a blue heron in flight

    A blue heron in flight up close and personal with Black Creek’s abundant wildlife


    Single Kayaks
    Wilderness Systems- Pungo 120
    Wilderness Systems- Aspire 100

    Tandem Kayak
    Wilderness Systems- Pamlico 135T

    Mad River Canoe- Discover 156

    New Paltz Bike Rentals

    bike rentals & more

    Looking for other outdoor activities in the area? We also offer bike rentals in New Paltz at the River-to-Ridge Trail Head at 41 Springtown Road. There are many biking trails to explore and enjoy throughout New Paltz. We provide helmets with all rentals, and we have various sizes of bikes for adults and children, as well as bike trailers. Looking for an epic bike adventure? Check out our Mohonk Preserve Bike Trip available on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

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    Treat a loved one to a paddle on the Wallkill River in New Paltz, NY.

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