A Day at the Cardboard Boat Races
The Hudson Crossing Park Cardboard Boat Races are part of Canal Splash! a statewide celebration co-sponsored by the New York State Canal Corporation and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
The tradition of cardboard boat construction dates back to the 1960s. The Hudson Crossing Park Cardboard Boat Races began in 2005. Boats are constructed at Fort Hardy Park Beach in Schuylerville, NY and launched in the Hudson River. The park itself straddles the Hudson and part of the old Champlain Canal.