Trip journals are presented as inspirational tales from fellow paddlers who have traveled on the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail. They are not intended for trip planning purposes. To plan a trip, see our Trip Planning feature or our Water Trail Map. For suggested trips see our Suggested Itineraries page.
2003 Great Hudson River Paddle
can tell, this is just a parking lot under the elevated highway and a dock on the Hudson. As we assembled our boats, people from the local rowing club were taking sculls out from the boathouse that adjoined the lot. I talked with the Press, who were covering the start of the Great Hudson River Paddle, and with a retired parks service director. We got into the water just before 9am. The weather was nice, with a clear but hazy sky, but with a strong wind from the south, the direction we would be paddling. We passed by a rather cluttered industrial section of Albany and some rather large ships, including a tanker and the cargo ship Maineboro. I was surprised...(Read more here)read more...