|Cancelled for 2009|
|The Great Champlain-Hudson Sojourn is a twenty-six day, 325 mile kayaking and camping trip from the Canadian border to Manhattan along beautiful Lake Champlain, dramatic Lake George, the bucolic Champlain Canal and the historic Hudson River. The Sojourn will be held June 24 to July 19, 2009. A group of Thru-Paddlers will be camping out in state and local parks along the way and visiting heritage and cultural sites in the communities in which they will be staying. During the event there will be local-outfitter-organized day paddles, accompanying the Thru-Paddlers each day. Additionally, there will be five local community festivals at which the general public will be offered the opportunity to try kayaking under the tutelage of professional guides and learn about various communities and the Quadricentennial Celebration.|
[Photographs courtesy of Scott Keller]
|Location||Hudson River Valley Greenway|
|Website: ||http://www.hudsongreenway.state.ny.us/ghrp/ || |
|About the Location/Sponsor: |
|The Hudson River Valley Greenway is an innovative New York State agency created to facilitate the development of a voluntary regional strategy for preserving scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources while encouraging compatible economic development and maintaining the tradition of home rule for land use decision-making.|
The Great Champlain-Hudson River Sojourn is sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York State Bridge Authority, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Several other state agencies and many private outfitters, outdoor retailers, local and regional businesses and not-for-profit corporations have worked with the Hudson River Valley Greenway and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area to make this event a success.