This Saturday is the 44th annual Wappingers Creek Derby!  200 Canoes and Kayaks are expected to "compete" in the 8 mile paddle down the creek that starts at the Pleasant Valley Recreation Center and ends in Greenvale Park in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

I have never done this, but know many who have.  None of the people I know had very much experience paddling a canoe, but that didn't stop them!

Most of them got very, very wet!  The creek is going to be extra cold this year, after the winter we had.  My hat is off to all who participate.  It looks like fun!

You can register online.  If you need to rent a canoe or kayak, call 800-252-3925.