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Kayak Rentals in New Paltz, NY and Ulster County

We are your source for kayak rentals in New Paltz, NY and the surrounding region throughout Ulster County in Highland, Rosendale, Esopus and other locations with private lakes. We have hourly rates available (1-4), as well as discounts for children under 12 and groups over six. We are dog-friendly. Bring your best friend on a paddle with you!

Business Hours

Monday: 9am – 6pm

Tuesday: 9am – 3pm

Wednesday: closed

Thursday: 12-6pm

Friday: 9-6pm

Saturday: 8am – 6pm

Sunday: 8am – 6pm


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 offers kayak rentals from Sojourner Truth Park on Plains Rd. in New Paltz, NY. Drop off services are also available at the following locations in Ulster County (with advanced reservations), including:

  • Highland, NY: Chodikee Lake and Black Creek;
  • Rosendale, NY: Rondout Creek and Esopus Creek;
  • Private lakes and other Wallkill River locations.

Rental Rates

1 Hour $20/person
2 Hours $35/person
3 Hours $45/personĀ 
4 Hours $55/person

  • Group rates are available for parties of 6+.
  • Please call for more information or to make a group reservation.
  • 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 parking lot 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.

gift certificate

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

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