The eighth annual Great Hudson River Paddle (GHRP), a 144-mile kayaking and camping trip from Albany to Manhattan just finished up last weekend. You can read about it here and start thinking about next year.
The paddle group passes right under our noses in Cold Spring/Garrison and keeps going all the way to the city.
The event is held to celebrate the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail, the improvement of public access to the Hudson River, and the diversity and heritage of the riverside communities of the Hudson River Valley.
There's a good blog at YackMan.com about the event.