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Where to Go Hang Gliding and Paragliding in the Hudson Valley

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Sail your way across the Hudson River landscape with these high-flying programs.

Imagine having access to the most magnificent views of the Hudson Valley. At a vantage point high above the hills and streams of the region, you take in the panorama of rolling landscapes and azure skylines. It’s breathtaking, to say the least. It’s also an adrenaline rush, since views like these only come when you’re flying high above the earth while hang gliding or paragliding.

Up for the challenge? Here’s where to soar your way across the Hudson Valley.

Hangar 3

Middletown, 917.270.5669

Join the professional hang-gliding team for an unforgettable experience. Hangar is conveniently located an hour from New York City, so you’ll be able to see an aerial view of New York State in no time.

COVID-19 update: Masks required and flying times must be reserved in advance

Mountain Wings

Ellenville, 845.647.3377  

Earn your hang-gliding wings at Mountain Wings. Conveniently situated at the foot of Shawagunk Mountains, Mountain Wings has three sloped hills that face different wind directions. Safety comes first at Mountain Wings. All instructors are certified by the United Hang-Gliding Association (USHGA). Before moving to the training hill, flyers can hook onto a stationary stimulator to learn the different speeds of the hang glider and practice responding to the instructor’s commands. Starting from the bottom of the hill all the way to the top, gliders can reach high altitudes.

COVID-19 update: Flights must be reserved in advance

US Hang Gliding Inc

New Hampton, 845.467.8090

This full-service New York hang-gliding flight school leaves visitors over-the-moon ecstatic. US Hang Gliding is perfect for all levels of experience. Summer gliding courses are a breeze to help gliders brush up on their skills. For further practice, learn the maneuvers of gliding with Pilot Ryan Voight on a Wills Wing T2C.

COVID-19 update: Flights must be reserved in advance