Recreational rowing is the heart of our program and allows members the flexibility to set their own rowing schedules. Membership benefits include coaching. Another benefit of membership is the opportunity to participate in special rowing events, including the traditional "Mills Mansion Row” and the “Moonlight Rows.” The Mills excursion is a 20-mile row from the HRRA community boat house in Poughkeepsie to Mills Mansion in Staatsburg and back. Members from Mid Hudson and Rondout Rowing Club of Kingston meet at the park to share food and rowing stories.
A coach or motor launch escort with safety equipment accompanies rowers. Coxswains are welcome (gratis) and we train novice coxswains.
Weekly Schedule (April– October):
- Saturdays and Sundays at 7:00 AM
- Tuesdays at 5:30 AM
- Thursdays at 6:00 PM
- Other times (extra holiday rows, moonlight rows, special rows etc.) as announced.