13th Annual Kayak Festival

Kenco and the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation department held another successful Kayak Festival at Kingston Point Beach on Saturday. Those interested could talk to Kenco’s experts, attend some short informative sessions and even try out some of Kenco’s inventory of kayaks, paddle boards, and canoes. They could even take a tour with Steve Noble from Kingston Parks and Recreation to really get immersed with the experience of kayaking on the river.

For someone like me who grew up near the river, braving it sometimes with a leaky wooden row boat and cut out Clorox bottle to bail it out with, it was very interesting to watch. The state of the art certainly has changed and made the river much more easily accessible, and safer. The Hudson River is a tremendous asset to this area and it was great to see people taking advantage of it in a very up close and personal way.


The Kayak Festival's 13th year at Kingston Point Beach
Lots of kayaks on display to check out.
A number of talks were held to educate people on kayaking.
A well-outfitted kayaker
A small flotilla of kayaks taking a tour.
Isn't the duck supposed to be in the water and the guy on the paddleboard?
The flotilla heads out towards the old Hutton Brickyard in choppy waters.
Sheriff's boat on safety patrol.
Not stroking in unison yet, but they'll get it.
Beautiful blue heron taking flight