Wappinger has a total area of 28.5 square miles. Bordering the majestic Hudson River to the west, the scenic Wappinger Creek to the north, and the Sprout Creek to the east, Wappinger has a lot to offer in terms of waterways. Residents can access the Hudson River from our Chelsea Boat Launch or sit high above the valley and experience breathtaking views from Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park. Paddle-boarding and kayaking are favorite pastimes along the lower Wappinger Creek and Lake.
The Town of Wappinger maintains over 1,000 acres of land for recreation and environmental protection. You can hike along the Hunter Creek ridge at Reese Park Town Nature Preserve or hit a home run at William “Big Guy” Farrell Fields at our Robinson Lane Baseball Complex. Our Recreation Department offers a number of programs and events annually for our residents. At Martz Field Recreation Facility our ever-growing and popular Summer Camp attracts children from around Wappinger to enjoy the sun and be with friends. Come spend your Thursday nights, June – August, out at Brexel-Schlathaus Park listening to local bands perform during our Wappinger Summer Concert Series. Then head over every Friday, from late May to August, to Mesier Park in downtown Wappingers Falls for the Mesier Summer Concert and Movie Series!
On June 29, fly over to the Hudson Valley Regional Airport for the “Tail Winds Music Fest” benefiting Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. During the month of July, the Town of Wappinger takes part in National Parks & Recreation Month in which our Recreation Department has planned fun summertime activities for the entire month of July! Wappinger Community Day a day filled with action-packed fun and excitement for the whole family with a parade, amusement rides, live music, over a dozen different food trucks, craft, and art vendors, and fireworks! Head over to our new location of Community Day at Wappingers Falls Junior High School for this supersized three-day long event on July 5,6, and 7th!