Waterfront Homes & Living in Esopus, NY
Esopus’ position along the western bank of the Hudson River means the town is filled with stunning views of the waterfront and opposing Dutchess County. Immediately across the river from Mills Memorial State Park (and Mills Mansion), Esopus faces the stunning and historic Hyde Park, NY.
Local treasures, Esopus is home to no less than three of Scenic Hudson’s protected public parks, Black Creek Preserve, Esopus Meadows Preserve and Shaupeneak Ridge. With two parks immediately on the waterfront and another at higher elevation on the hill, residents and visitors alike can enjoy stunning views of the water from multiple angles around Esopus.
Both Esopus and these parks are characterized by lush, green woodlands and fertile growing conditions. With plenty of historic residences and private properties set back in the woods, Esopus has a rather secluded feel to it, almost surprising given its central location to Poughkeepsie, Kingston and New Paltz.
Concurrent with the Hudson Valley’s farming history, Esopus has a thriving winery and distillery community. El Paso Winery, Coppersea Distillery and Red Maple Vineyard are all located in Esopus, a mere stone’s throw from the Hudson River. A short drive further south brings wine and spirit enthusiasts to Marlboro, which boasts its own set of vineyards and breweries. Just along Route 9W alone are more than a half dozen wineries and distilleries with something to please every palate.
Each fall, Esopus is flooded with visitors to Headless Horseman Hayrides, a nationally recognized Halloween attraction featuring a haunted house, shows, hayrides and more. Voted one of the country’s Top 13 Halloween attractions 4 years running!
Contact us today to learn more about this quiet, secluded gem on the Hudson River.