This 400th anniversary campaign, carried out throughout 2013, is finished. The work to honor treaties with Native Nations and protect the Earth continues. Learn more, or join in that work: contact the Onondaga Nation, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Neetopk Keetopk (Hudson Valley), Onondaga Canoe and Kayak Club or Two Row Paddle down the Grand (2016).

Hudson River Itinerary and Map

It took nearly a year and a half to set our final itinerary for the 13 day trip down the Hudson River in the summer of 2013.  See below or download the Schedule (pdf) At each of our stops, we received logistical assistance from local supporters.

We generally left each morning as the tide was going out which was typically be between 10 and 11 am.


Our Itinerary

Revised 8/4/2013

Saturday, July 27 Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign Send-off Celebration Festival*
Festival @ Russell Sage College, 65 1st St, Troy, NY (map) 10 am – 5 pm
Key contact: Kevin Nephew or Lori Quigley
Camping Site: River St. and Division St. Troy, NY (map)

Sunday, July 28: From Rensselaer Boat Launch  (Gather 10 am, launch 10:45)
Launch @ Rensselaer Boat Launch 20 Forbes Ave, Rensselaer, NY (map)
Lunch @ Henry Hudson Park, Barent Winne Rd & Lyons Rd, Selkirk, NY 12158 (map)
Land @ Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY (map) (arrive 4:30 pm)
Camping site @ Schodack Island State Park
For launch, Key contact: Andy Mager Key contact for site: Allison Smith

Monday, July 29: From Schodack Island State Park  (launch 10 am)
No lunch stop: Lunch on the river
Land @ Coxsackie Village Park, Betke Blvd & S. River St (arrive 4:30 pm)
Camping site @ Coxsackie Village Park
Sharing the River of Life, 7 pm
Key contact: Allison Smith, Local Contact: Vernon Benjamin

Tuesday, July 30: From Coxsackie Village Park (launch 10 am)
Lunch @Athens, 2nd St & N Water Street Athens, NY
Land @ Dutchman’s Landing, (map) (arrive 4:30 pm)
Camping site @ Dutchman’s Landing
Protecting the River of Life, 7 pm, @ Catskills Point Park 1 Main St, Catskill, NY 12414
Key contact: Allison Smith, Local contact Sue Rosenberg

Wednesday, July 31: Launch from Catskill (launch 10 am)
Lunch @ Malden-on-Hudson, End of Riverside Drive
Land @ Sojourner Truth/Ulster Landing Park Co Rd 37/Ulster Landing Rd (entrance) 934 Co Rd 37 / Ulster Landing Road, Saugerties, NY 12477 (map) (arrive 4:30 pm)
Camp site @ Sojourner Truth/Ulster Landing Park
Indigenous Rights and African-American Freedom Struggles, 7 pm.
Key contact: Allison Smith, local contact Sally Bermanzohn

Thursday, August 1: From Sojourner Truth/Ulster Landing  (launch 9:30 am)
Lunch and Event @ Hudson Maritime Museum, Kingston*, 11-2:30
50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY (map) (paddlers arrive about 12:30 pm)
Land @ Margret Norrie State Park, 9 Old Post Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580 (map) (arrive 6:30 pm)
Camping site @ Margret Norrie State Park
Key contact: Terry Eckert, local contact Tania Barricklo and Karin Wolfe

Friday, August 2: Launch from Margret Norrie State Park (launch 11 am)
Land @ Poughkeepsie at Hudson River Rowing Association Dock, 270-272 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY (map)
Camping site @ Hudson River Rowing Association Dock
Lacrosse: The Creator’s Game Presentation, 5:30 pm
Key contact: Jack Manno, local contacts Paul Gorgen and Stephanie Santagada Wells

Saturday, August 3: Launch from Poughkeepsie* (launch 10 am)
Event @ 9:30 am: Welcome on the Walkway Gathering to Welcome Paddlers and Unity Riders to mid-Hudson Valley: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Poughkeepsie Entrance: 61 Parker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; Highland entrance: 87 Haviland Road  Highland, NY 12528 website:
Lunch @ Marlboro Yacht Club, End of Dock Road, Marlboro, NY website:
Land @ Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY
Directions to landing site: from Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, go 1.8 miles south on Route 9D, right on Beekman St., Right on Red Flynn Drive then immediate left on Long Dock Rd.
Beacon Two Row Wampum Festival at Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY, 11 am – 8 pm (for directions, see
Campsite @ David Eberle’s land, 35 Slocum Rd, Beacon, NY 12508
Directions to camp from Newburgh Beacon Bridge: south on RT 9D, 3.3 miles; Turn right onto Grandview Ave; Take the 1st left to stay on Grandview Ave.; Continue onto Slocum Rd, camping on the Right.

August 4: Launch from Long Dock Park in Beacon (launch 11 am)
Land, event and camp @ Dockside Park, West St. and Fish St., Cold Springs, NY 10516 ‎(map) (arrive 2 pm) Follow Main Street toward the river, turn Right to Dockside Park.
The Two Row Wampum: Past, Present and Future, 4 pm
Key contact: Terry Eckert, local contact Rosemarie Pennella

Monday, August 5: Launch from Cold Springs Dockside Park (launch 10:30 am)
Lunch and Sharing the River of Life event @ Peekskill: 12:00 noon at Riverfront Green Park, Peekskill, off of Hudson St, Adjacent to the train station. Paddlers land at 1:30.
Land @ Stony Point (arrive 5 pm)
Campsite at Stony Point Center: 17 Cricketown Road, Stony Point, NY
Interfaith Peace and Friendship Event at 7:30pm Stony Point Center, 17 Cricketown Road, Stony Point, NY
Key contact: Lena Duby, local contact Turtle McDermott

Tuesday, August 6: Launch from Stony Point (launch 11 am)
Land, event and campsite @ Croton Point Park, 1A Croton Point Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY ‎(map) (arrive 1 pm)
Elders Share Haudenosaunee History Event, 3 pm
Key contact: Lena Duby, local contacts: Andrew Courtney or Mary Hegarty

Wednesday, August 7: Launch from Croton Point Park (launch 10:30 am)
Lunch @ Nyack Beach State Park, 698 N Broadway, Upper Nyack, NY (map)
Land @ Parelli Park, Hudson Way and Piermont Ave, Piermont, NY (arrive 5 pm)
Camp @ 31 Ferry Road (Piermont Pier entrance/ball field)
Sharing the River of Life program, 7 pm, Goswick Pavilion, Ferry Road, Piermont
Key Contact: Lena Duby, local contacts Laurie Seeman and Margaret Grace

Thursday August 8: Piermont to Inwood/Yonkers (launch 10:30am)
Launch @ Parelli Park, Hudson Way and Piermont Ave, Piermont, NY
Lunch stop to be determined. Either at Beczak Environmental Center 35 Alexander St, Yonkers, NY 10701 OR Kennedy Marina/JFK Marina and Park at the end of JFK Memorial Drive, off of Warburton Avenue, Yonkers NY 10701
Land @ Dyckman Street landing, at La Marina Restaurant 348 Dyckman St New York, NY 10034
Poetry and Spoken Word: Two Rows and More, 6:30 pm at Inwood Hill Park, NYC
CAMPING SITE IN YONKERS THIS NIGHT. (See lunch stop information)

Friday August 9: Inwood to Pier 96*
Paddlers shuttled from Yonkers to Inwood and launch from: La Marina Restaurant 348 Dyckman St New York, NY 10034
Launch time at SUNRISE
Land @ Downtown Boathouse, Pier 96 at 57th St. on west side of Manhattan) (map)
10:00am: Landing and Welcome by Dutch Consul General and Other dignitaries
11:30am: March to United Nations
1:30pm: Welcome of Paddlers to the United Nations at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 833 1st Ave, New York, NY, (map)
3:00pm: UN Event to commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (invitation only)
Key contact: Aya Yamamoto
NYC housing locations:
Judson Memorial Church: 55 Washington Square S New York, NY 10012
Quaker Meeting house near Brooklyn Friends School

Saturday, August 10: New York City Two Row Festival
11 am – 5 pm, Brookfield Place/World Financial Center, west of World Trade Center, (map)
Comedian Charlie Hill (Oneida, Mohawk, Cree), Akwesasne Women Singers, Sherri Waterman & The Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers, SilverCloud Singers (intertribal), Josephine Tarrant (Kuna/Rappahannock/Hopi/Ho-Chunk), Speakers: Tadodaho Sid Hill, Chief Oren Lyons, Chief Jake Edwards, native artisans, children’s activities, and more.
*Events in collaboration with the Dakota Unity Riders


We will paddled between 4 and 15 miles each day and camped along the route. We organized educational and cultural events along the way, some large and others small. The gatherings featured talks by Haudenosaunee leaders and allies as well as cultural sharing.

We planned our schedule to arrive in New York City on Friday, August 9 to participate in the United Nations International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The symbolic enactment and related events drew thousands of people to the Hudson to learn and be inspired to create an equitable and sustainable future for all in the Hudson Valley and beyond. Our aim was to educate and inspire attendees to transform their relationship to the river and all parts of the natural world, incorporating a sense of historic responsibility for the environment and justice for the original inhabitants of this land.