The Hudson River Watertrail Association is a coalition of small boaters, primarily human and wind powered, who are actively interested in the Hudson River as a treasure of natural and human history.

The HRWA was formed in 1992 as an all-volunteer, non-profit environmental and recreational action group, with the specific goal of building a river trail from the Atlantic Ocean to Canada and promoting a low impact approach to the river. The group was born of the realization that the Hudson River was difficult to access or actively use by small car-top boaters, including those interested in multi-day trips on the river.

Video of our 2014 Paddle for a Cure

Thanks to Terry and the Hudson Valley Ramble for sharing

SAVE the DATE: Saturday August 8th, 2015 for our Fifth Annual Paddle for a Cure!

Benefiting the Support Connection sponsored by The Hudson River Watertrail Association

This year’s event will be our 5th annual Paddle for a Cure and we expect it to be the biggest and best yet.


Visit our news-blog to find out what’s going on along the water trail.

NYC Kayaker List

The NYCKayaker email list is devoted to kayak, canoe, rowing, and swim events, activities and information of interest to those in the New York metropolitan area and the region.

River Keeper

Riverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.