Hudson Crossing Park presents its 14th Annual Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday, August 11, 2018 (rain date Sunday, August 12, 2018) at Fort Hardy Park beach on Route 29 in Schuylerville from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This year’s theme is "Rock The Boat". The first race launches at 1 p.m. and the best photo opportunities are between noon and 2 p.m. Admission is free for spectators. On-site registration and cardboard boat construction is open from 8 to 11 a.m. Rules, registration forms and hints on getting started with boat building are available at the Hudson Crossing Park website.
Race participants will construct a “human-powered” boat made of corrugated cardboard or 100% recycled materials, that will hold at least one crew member and be “seaworthy” enough to race a short distance on the Hudson River. Racers may construct their boats ahead of time or on the morning of the event where materials will be available at the event site for a nominal fee.
During race preparations, there will be food, live music, and lots of creativity. Environmental education activities, canal trivia and terrific photo opportunities will round out a fun-filled day for all. Individuals, families, groups, businesses and school teams are all encouraged to race.
Hudson Crossing is an evolving bi-county educational park centered on and near the Champlain Canal Lock 5 Island of the Hudson River. The park offers river and canal access, a floating dock, trails, picnic sites, fishing access, points of geological and historical significance and the innovative play garden. Call Park Director Cindy Wian at 518-350-PARK (7275) or visit the Hudson Crossing Park website for more information.