Hudson River - Spier Falls

Enjoy a flatwater paddling adventure on this beautiful remote section of the Hudson River. This five and one-half mile reach of the river is now part of Moreau State Park. Access is limited to a public boat launch off of Spier Falls Rd. There are dams at both ends of this section providing an excellent flatwater destination only 20 minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs. Grab your fishing pole and try to hook a muskellunge, a challenging species to catch. Please carry out all garbage and help keep this natural resource pristine. This is a leave no trace area. The current in this section of river flows southeast.

  • Town of Corinth, Saratoga County
  • Activities: Kayak Touring, Hiking Trails
  • Size: 5 1/2 miles long
  • Scenery: Forested shoreline, Dam

Trip tip: The parking is limited.

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 down the hill to the boat launch on the left.