Irvington is a quiet village along the Westchester shore, home to fewer than seven thousand people. In an area of more than twenty million people, that is a small number. Though small, the town has had its share of famous residents, including Stan Getz, Madam C. J. Walker and writer Washington Irving, for whom the town is named.
Scenic Hudson Park at Irvington offers a boat ramp for car-top boats and plenty of parking. Click here for a map and directions.
There is also a small beach at Maithiessen Park just to the north. It is good for an occasional landing, but is not very accessible from the roads nearby.
From here you can paddle across to the Pier and marsh at Piermont. Turn north to the Tappan Zee Bridge, Tarrytown and the Lighthouse and beyond, or travel south along the shore to Yonkers and the George Washington Bridge area. Sneden's Landing and Peanut Falls are also nearby if you choose to cross.
If you do choose to cross, the shipping channel begins very near the shore here, so take care.
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