A great place to spend a warm spring day is the waterfront in Kingston. I met my sister and her boyfriend there with my fiancee over this past weekend. They were feeding the geese and enjoying a nice picnic; two of the many wonderful ways to enjoy this area! Other fun activities include boat rides, sightseeing, museum tours, visiting antique stores, shopping, dining, and attending the many great events that are held in the district.
Some of the big events that this area is know for having include the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Hooley on the Hudson. Although St. Patrick’s Day has already passed by, try to check out the Hooley this year on September 1, 2013 from 11:30 am-9:00 pm. It’s a fun event filled with Irish music, dancing, food, and vendors. For more information, visit their Facebook page here: facebook.com/HooleyontheHudson.
This area also has a wide variety of restaurants for many different palettes. Love seafood that makes you feel like you’re in New England? Check out Mariner’s Harbor. Craving a delicious brunch? Visit Ship-To-Shore for some of their unique culinary creations. Looking for a nice place to get together over tasty Italian food? Visit Savona’s and enjoy their fresh Italian dishes. Websites to these restaurants can be found below.
I hope everyone takes some time to visit this wonderful historic area and enjoy the delicious food, quaint shops, and beautiful sights it has to offer.
Enjoying a nice afternoon picnic along the water
The geese swimming to where the food is
The Rip Van Winkle is a fun way to explore the Hudson River. I have many fond memories of boat rides with my Grandmother here when I was younger. This is a great activity to do with family and friends!
Flowers blossoming beneath the shade of a tree
A close up of nature’s beauty
The Kingston–Port Ewen Suspension Bridge can be seen
behind this beautiful blossoming tree
Kingston–Port Ewen Suspension Bridge
Mariner’s Harbor-a great place to meet for delicious food and drinks
Here are some additional links for information on the area and events happening here and throughout Kingston. Please share if you know of any other links or events!
Rip Van Winkle & Other Boat Tours:
Kingston’s Waterfront & Other Surrounding Areas: