Charles Rider Park

Route 37, Ulster, Ulster County, New York

No animals allowed.


Route 9W north  through Kingston City to Route 32 north; right turn onto Ulster Landing Road (Route 37) a little ways before Route 199 and the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge; pass by the Ulster Town Park; Rider Park is a short ways up from Ulster Town Park; Rider Park is on the right side of the road.

Located 0.8 of a mile north of the Robert E. Post Town of Ulster Memorial Park.


Charles Rider was Town Supervisor (1978-1987).


boat launch area ($8.00 per craft or $50 per season), several picnic tables, lawn


This is part of the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail that extends from Battery Park in the village of Wat3erford, Saratoga County to Battery Park in Manhattan.  The trail extends 156 miles.  Water trails are recreational waterways with access places to day-use sites and overnight accommodations on rivers, lakes or oceans. 

09/02/04.  This is a small boat launch area with a few picnic tables.  There is a good view of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge.  Did not notice any land trails.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = plant found in bloom  on day of field trip, September 02, 2004

Acer negundo (box elder maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven)
Betula populifolia (gray birch)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Populus deltoides (cottonwood) quite a bit of it
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)
Salix sp. (willow0
Ulmus sp. (elm)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Cornus sp. (dogwood)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Acalypha sp. (three-seeded mercury)
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed) *
Arctium sp. (burdock)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort) *
Bidens frondosa (beggar tick) *
Cichorium intybus (chicory) *
Coronilla varia (crown vetch) *
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace) *
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed) *
Impatiens pallida (yellow jewelweed) *
Lotus corniculatus (birdfoot trefoil) *
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife) *
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed) *
Plantago major (common plantain)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed) *
Polygonum pensylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed) *
Silene vulgaris (bladder campion) *
Solidago spp. (goldenrod) *
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) *
Trifolium pratense (red clover) *
Trifolium repens (white clover) *
Tussilago farfara (coltsfoot)
Vallisneria americana (water celery)

Echinochloa sp. (barnyard grass)
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)