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Croton Point Park

1A Croton Point Avenue

Croton Point Park is a 508-acre park situated on a peninsula on the east shore of the Hudson River. This park offers year-round events and activities and has facilities for camping, hiking and swimming.

The park, rich in natural and human history, is also the site of historic wine cellars that are thought of be the oldest in New York State and the Croton Point Nature Center.

The oldest oyster shell middens on the North Atlantic Coast uncovered by archeologists on Croton Point confirm that the peninsula was inhabited by Native Americans as early as 7,000 years ago. Croton is in fact named for the Indian sachem, Kenoten, which means "wild wind.” In the 17th century, Indians of the Kitchawank tribe on the Wappinger Confederacy occupied a large fortified village on the high flat at the neck of Croton Point, which they called Navish. This was one of the most ancient and formidable Indian fortresses south of the Hudson Highlands.


Elizabeth Castro

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Great fun for the family. There's a playground, a pic nic area with benches. There's a swimming spot...not deep at all. Perfect for just wading around and be lazy while keeping cool. And there's kayaking available. It's so nice to sit quietly and enjoy the view of the boats and the ducks. Everything was so clean. And I believe there was a camping area too.

Ed McKay

Monday, July 9, 2018
Love this park. Beach, fishing, nature center, picnic areas, camping, swimming. Just for a few hours to get the kids out and explore is time well spent. Makes a great venue for concerts as well when they are happening.

Sal alessi

Monday, July 16, 2018
Coming for years with our 38 ft. Motor coach. Love the staff. Leslie and Phil and ALL the staff that work to make our 4 to 5 month stay awesome LOVE THEM. Thank you.

Dana Stewart

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The park was huge, and personal, like a chunk of paradise just outside of the city. The bathrooms were nearly spotless. There was plenty of grass for the city kids to enjoy!

Jeremy Agyemang

Monday, June 25, 2018
A beautiful space. Just had a field day with my students and they had a great time in their space. The bathrooms could use a little work, but who goes to some place like this for the bathroom.

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