There are several spots in the Town of Ulster where you can launch a kayak for a pleasant paddling experience:
- Sandy Road off Washington Avenue - This site has a kayak launch, parking, fishing platform and picnic tables on the Esopus Creek.
- End of Orlando Street - Access to the Esopus Creek is available by the Town of Ulster Ball fields.
- Charles Rider Park -Kayak hand launch for the Hudson River at the Town Park off of Ulster Landing Road. Parking, picnic tables, boat launch on site.
- Creek Locks Road - Parking and Rondout Creek access is available at the NYS Department of Environment Conservation site.