9. Outdoor Activities on the Esopus Creek

The name of the Esopus Creek comes from the Esopus Indians, a tribe of the the Lenape Indians (who first settled New York). Two wars were fought between the Esopus Indians and the Dutch settlers and the land of the Indian tribes eventually sold to French Huguenot and English settlers. The Esopus Creek runs from Saugerties as a tributary of the Hudson River southwest past Kingston, then turns up north into the Ashokan Reservoir, and runs along Mount Tremper into Phoenicia.

There are a lot of activities you can do on the creek, from the Phoenicia area, including whitewater kayaking, caneing, tubing, and fly-fishing.