Hudson River – Sherman Island


Paddle this three mile reach of the Hudson River and discover a beautiful natural environment. The current is slow and the surface of the water is calm most of the time. This reach is below the Spier Falls dam to the west and dammed to the east by Sherman Island Hydro Plant. If you paddle east you will be rewarded with an excellent view of Glens Falls and beyond as the river drops over the falls. There are also opportunities to paddle around some islands and into a small cove. Fishing is to be a popular activity in this area.

  • Town of Moreau, Saratoga County
  • Activities: Kayak Touring, Hiking Trails
  • Size: 3 miles
  • Scenery: Forested shoreline, Dam

Trip tip: Islands

Directions: Spier Falls Road
Travel north on Rte 9 out of Saratoga Springs (Rte 9 runs parallel to I-87). Continue north on Rte 9 for 6.5 miles from Rte 50. When you come to a traffic light make a left onto Corinth Mountain Rd (Rte 101). This road turns into Wilton Mountain Rd. Make a right onto Spiers Falls Rd when you come to a stop sign and a T intersection. Continue to the bottom of the hill and along the Hudson River. Continue for 2 miles past the boat launch at the bottom of the hill. Sherman Island boat launch/parking area is on the left.