The Little Wine Bus - Hudson Valley NY Adventure and Wine Tours

Outdoor Adventure tours & Wine!

Warm up those quads and limber up.  Get ready to crunch fallen leaves under your hiking boots while hawks ride thermals above your head.  Glide across soft moss-covered trails as you explore the history of Black Rock Forest on your Specialized mountain bike.  And feel the cool Hudson River splash away the summer's heat as you kayak to a medieval Scottish castle.  Then kick back, gaze at the sunset, and savor a glass of wine and relax.  It was quite a day wasn't it?  Are you ready for tomorrow?

kayak cornwall bayKAYAKING AND WINE: $155/pp 

Paddle in the shadow of Storm King, tour the ruins of Bannerman's Island, or take a spellbinding trip into the seclusion of the Moodna Creek Marsh.  You can make a three or four-hour kayak trip the centerpiece of your day or weekend.

Kayak tours set out from Cornwall Landing. With 30 kayaks, full safety equipment and licensed guides, we provide fun, safe and relaxing adventures for people of all ages and abilities.  Choose from the following tours:

Bannerman's Castle Trust: Special Fundraising Adventure:  Receive an exclusive behind-the-ruins kayak and walking tour of Bannerman's Castle. This 90-minute guided, hard-hat visit provides a full narrated history of the island and castle, with unsurpassed opportunities for photographs. Best of all, proceeds go toward the preservation of this unique landmark.

Bannerman's Island & Castle:  Here is your opportunity to get a close-up look at the famous Bannerman's Island Castle. Enjoy a leisurely paddle combining the scenery of Cornwall Bay, Storm King Mountain and the Hudson Highlands with the history of Bannerman's Island.

Moodna Creek Marsh:  Experience real Hudson River back country!  Moodna Creek Marsh provides beautiful calm waters, great scenery, wildlife and a sense of remoteness. This is the perfect trip for beginners or seasoned paddlers.

Little Stony Point:  This tour sets out from Cornwall Landing and heads south along the base of Storm King Mountain. We then head east and cross the Hudson to the beach at Little Stony Point. Little Stony Point offers fantastic views of Storm King and the Hudson Highlands. This tour is for the intermediate paddler or anyone looking for an adventure.

Plum Point:  Paddle through historic Cornwall-on-Hudson Bay and stretch your legs on sandy Plum Point Beach at Kowawese State Park.

Storm King Tour:  This tour departs south from Cornwall Landing following the base of Storm King Mountain. Learn a bit of history of this famous mountain while enjoying the great views. The tour then heads across the river to the base of Breakneck Ridge and up the east side of the Hudson to Bannerman's Island and Castle.

Fishkill Creek:  Set out from Cornwall Landing and head east across the Hudson to Bannerman's Island, then north along the east bank of the Hudson to the outlet of the Fishkill Creek. The tour continues up Fishkill Creek to the waterfall. This tour is for the intermediate paddler or anyone looking for an adventure.

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  • Our licensed NYS Outdoor Guides have years of experience in planning and leading outdoor adventures.   Safety is our priority: our guides are trained and experienced in reading river and weather conditions, and our trips don't go out unless conditions are safe.  Each guide is certified in Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguarding and all guides are fully insured.  
  • Our guided trips have the beginner in mind.   Most excursions have two guides so we can help those who need more assistance while others paddle on ahead.  
  • Paddlers should wear water shoes (sandals, old sneakers etc). Dress comfortably. Quick-drying clothes are the first choice, cotton clothes the last choice. Don't forget sunglasses, sunscreen and camera.
  • The Little Wine Bus reserves the right to cancel or provide alternate tours based upon river and weather conditions.

mountain bike black rock forestBIKE AND WINE: $155/pp

Mountain bike on trails through charming Cornwall.   Absorb the fresh air and amazing views and warmth of this quaint town and Black Rock Forest. End with wine tasting and lunch in a farm winery. (all bikes & equipment included)  Choose from the following tours:

Hermit Tour:  "The Hermit Tour" is an educational and historical ride into the story of the infamous hermit who made his home in Black Rock Forest. Visit his hut, his Post Office supply drop site, and the two remaining original trail signs that he made.

Black Rock Vistas:  Experience the natural beauty of Black Rock.

Airplane Crash Sites: Visit 3 different airplane crash sites.

Dendrology:  Learn to identify trees by their leaves and bark.

Scenic Views I & II:  Visit peaks in Black Rock Forest: Black Rock Mountain, Split Rock, Eagles Cliff, Hill of Pines, Mount Misery and Black Rock Mountain.

Seasonal Observations:  Plan a ride for each season to observe the natural changes of the forest.

CRUISE AND WINE: $155/pp +

Take an adventurous and Scenic Hudson River cruise and view Bannerman's Castle and Island . These are gorgeous views that cannot be missed!  We end with wine tasting and lunch in a quaint mountainside winery.

HIKE AND WINE: $155/pp

Take an adventurous 3-hour hike up Storm King Mountain and overlook the entire breathtaking Hudson River Valley . We end with wine tasting and lunch in a lovely farm winery.   Choose from the following tours:

Dendrology:  Learn to identify trees by their leaves and bark.

Homesteads:  Visit the remains of former forest homesteads and travel along 250-year-old roads and trails.

Seasonal Observations:  Plan a visit for each season to observe the natural changes of the forest.

Green Buildings:  Tour "green buildings" featuring geothermal HVAC, composting toilets, and solar arrays.

Scenic Views I & II:  Visit peaks in Black Rock Forest: Black Rock Mountain, Split Rock, Eagles Cliff, Hill of Pines, Mount Misery and Black Rock Mountain.

Chi Hiking and Yogoa:  Learn the five mindful steps for health and energy. Explore the healing benefits of yoga and walking meditation.

History of Storm King Mountain: Hike along the summit ridge and learn of mountain history from the Dutch era through the landmark environmental decision.

History of Papermaking: Stroll through the ruins of the former estate of the Pagenstecher family and learn the history of papermaking. The Pagenstechers revolutionized the papermaking industry in the late 19th century by introducing groundwood pulp to america.

 

COMBINATION WINE TOURS: $155/per person

History and Wine:

Tour George Washington's Hudson River home, see The West Point Museum, and we end with lunch in America 's oldest winery, Brotherhood Winery.

Antiques and Wine:

Tour the Hudson Valley Antique Trail & find hidden shops unknown to most! We end with wine tasting and lunch in a beautiful winery. 

Mansions, Castles and Wine: 

Tour a spectacular Mansion and a Castle! Tour the great estates of the infamous Rockefeller and the Vanderbilt families. See Bannerman's, Wing's Castle or The Tarrytown Castle . We end with wine tasting and lunch in a scenic country winery.

Mountains, Meditation and Wine: 

Hike to Storm King Mountain and meditate with healing specialists. End with wine tasting and lunch in a charming winery. 

Yoga and Wine: 

Take a small refreshing hike to stunning Black Rock Forest and engage in a complete mind, body, and healing Yoga session while overlooking the serene and relaxing Hudson River or a stunning lake with Yoga Specialists. End with wine tasting and lunch in a beautiful winery. 

 

Please see our cancellation policy.