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Great Wallkill River Race


Sojourner Truth Park
55 Plains Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

County: Ulster
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 14, 2019, 10:00AM, There will be different heats, starting at staggered times. Depending on how many people register, the event will end between 1-3pm.
  • Rain Date: September 15, 2019, 10:00AM


Event Type Paddle Description A fun race to get people out on the Wallkill River, to enjoy its scenic beauty and the serenity of being on a flat water, slow moving river. Children are welcome with adult supervision. There will be different race categories, such as recreational kayak, canoe, racing kayak, or other craft. Racers will launch from Sojourner Truth Park in New Paltz. The race will begin at the Route 299 bridge, head downstream 1/2 mile to the River to Ridge site, and return to finish at the same starting point. Sponsoring Organization Wallkill River Watershed Alliance

Contact Information


Advance registration required.
September 9
$25 plus kayak rental

Additional Information

Flat water. 1 mile round trip. Half mile with the current, then turn around and half mile against the current.
Activities: There will be a mini festival at the end with prizes, live music, picnicking, some food available for purchase, and environmentally-oriented educational booths and activities for children.
Additional Equipment Required: Boats and PFD's are provided for an extra fee. Racers can bring their own kayak, canoe, or other craft. If bringing own craft, they must bring their own PFD.

Event Duration (hours): 1 hour
Lunch Break: Yes
Bring your own lunch.
Difficulty: Easy
Not suitable for children under age 5.
Length (miles): 1
Boat: Boat provided.

Family Friendly
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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