Location Scout VR Pano: Bear Mountain Dock, Hudson River, NY
We decided to go out location scouting / exploring in our inflatable tandem kayak one fine sunny day @ Bear Mountain Dock (Bear Mountain State Park, NY).
There are tour boats that also launch from the dock and the dock can become quite busy and congested during embarkment / arrival times, but we launched while it was quiet and we were able to get out into the Hudson River to paddle upstream a lil ways up into Popolopen Creek.
Bear Mountain-Harriman State Park became a reality the following year when the prison was demolished and a dock built for steamboat excursion traffic; the following year a new West Shore Railroad station was built near the dock. In 1912, a replica of Henry Hudson’s ship, the Half Moon was built and moored at the dock. Major William A. Welch was hired as Chief Engineer, whose work for the park would win him recognition as the father of the state park movement (and later, the national park movement).