This annual rafting event is only open to members of HooRWA and their families. (Become a member at Hoorwa.org.) Pre-register early as space is limited. The raft trip begins in North Adams and ends in Pownal, VT and requires participants to help paddle the rafts. Minor rapids are encountered on this trip downstream. This trip is a fabulous way to see the Hoosic River from a unique perspective. Bring beverages and snacks with you. Meet: In North Adams at the Ashton Avenue boat launch parking area by 9:00 a.m. Leader: Tom Hyde; call Steve McMahon at 413-458-2742 or email s.mcmahon @hoorwa.org by April 17 for preregistration.
Join students from MCLA and volunteers from HooRWA in a river clean up on a section of the Hoosic River near the railroad bridge across the Hoosic in North Adams. Wear appropriate clothing; gloves will be provided if needed. Bring water and snacks with you. Meet: At the railroad bridge. Leader: Steve McMahon; call him at 413-458-2742 or email him at email@example.com by April 26th for preregistration.
This event displays creative artwork from a variety of seasoned and new emerging artists with live music, adjacent the beautiful Hoosic River. Artists will be responding to bike path, trail and design proposals for the area. Meet: At Cole Field on the Williams College Campus near the soccer fields’ entrance by 10:00 a.m. Leader: John Case, call him at 413-458-8023 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for preregistration and information. This event funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
A fun walk for families to go down to the river’s edge to explore the Hoosic and Green Rivers. Be ready for wet feet! Meet: At the Linear Park playground off of Water Street by 3 p.m
This event is HooRWA’s premier fund-raising event that showcases the beauty of the Hoosic River watershed. Biking on secondary roads and viewing pastures and streams epitomizes the beauty of the Berkshires and Taconics. Bicycle mechanics, aid stations and picnic provided. Biking distances vary from 8 or 30 or 50 or 75 or 100 miles in length. You must register at: www.bikereg.com to be included in this event or register on 8/12. Meet: At the Hoosac School located in Hoosick Falls, NY (near the intersection of County Rt. 103 and NY Rt. 7) at/near 8:00 am. Call for more time details of your selected ride event.