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June News from Hudson Crossing 
Issue: # 26June 2012  

Elsie looking back
Goodbye Elsie!

Thanks to Andy Collins for naming the cow who watched over the Play Garden during the Outdoor Recycled Art Show. She has mooooved on to the next pasture, but she will take her new name with her! Thanks to all who sent in their suggestions. To learn more about Elsie and her artist/creator Jenny Horstman, visit Meadowlakes Metal Sculpture


A Gardener's Weekend Potting Shed

Many Little Hands Planted Sunflowers

Thanks to Valerie Munson-Drohobycky of Blue Elm Design for creating a great little gardeners' table at the Schuylerville Area Chamber of Commerce's Gardener's Weekend back in May. The recycled newspaper pots were clever and sustainable!  

Canal Stones on Barge 


Historic Canal Stones Arrive at Eagle Point     

Wall of Blocks in Landscaping Plan    

After three years of collaborative work between HCP, NYS Canal Corporation, and the NY State's Historic Preservation Office, thirty historic Lock Wall Stones - believed to be from the original Champlain Canal at a lock near Cohoes - have found a new home at Hudson Crossing Park.  With assistance from NYS Canal Corporation, Darren Tracey, Darryl Dumas and many other volunteers, the stones traveled to the northern tip of the Lock C-5 Island, owned by NYS Canal Corporation, where they will soon become part of a new "Eagle Point Overlook".  Interpretive signage, made possible by a NYS Scenic Byway grant, will depict stories of the original Champlain Canal, the Lock #10 Locktenders' shanty, and the historic Lock Wall Stones.  HCP is grateful to all who helped bring the stones to their new home where they may now be enjoyed by the public.



Riverwalk Trail and Kayak Launch Work Begins 

Improved River Access Coming Soon 

The shale surfacing has begun to arrive on site for the improved Riverwalk Sensory Trail and Kayak Launch area. Cleveland Brothers Landscaping, Inc., was awarded the bid for the project, so you can expect an improved, handicap- accessible, trail and kayak launch by summer's end!   

2012 HC Tri Logo    


Congrats to Finishers! 

Special Thanks to the Incredible Volunteers   
To see pictures and results from this spectacular event that involved almost 300 athletes from all over,

visit www.hudsoncrossingtri.com 




Cardboard Boat Race Float in Whipple City Parade     


Register Your Boat and Sailors Today!     

Fun-tastic Family Event is August 11  
Hudson Crossing Park presents its 8th Annual Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday, August 11th (rain date Sunday, August 12th) at Fort Hardy Park Beach on Route 29 in Schuylerville from 8am to 3pm. The first race launches at 1pm and best photo opportunities are between 12pm and 2pm. Admission is free for spectators. Pre-registration discounts for individuals and companies, race rules, and event details are available at the Hudson Crossing website.

The Hudson Crossing Cardboard Boat Race is a NYS "Canal Splash" event, sponsored in part by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Schuylerville Area Chamber of Commerce.   




New HCP Website Features     

Reserve the Pavilion, Check Weather, Birding Tips  

Wondering where to host an outdoor birthday party? Heading to the Park for a picnic and want to see the weather? Curious about what feathered friends you might see on the trails? Information about all of these is now available on our website.  Make the most of your summer and enjoy this fabulous community gathering place!    

2012 Dates to Remember:
(at Hudson Crossing Park, unless otherwise noted)

Canal Splash- 8th Annual Cardboard Boat Race- August 11 (raindate August 12)
***at Fort Hardy Park Beach***

For the most updated information about all upcoming events, please visit the      

Hudson Crossing Park website. 



As always, we are grateful for donations to support the many programs and Park improvements planned by our volunteers. Donate online by visiting our website. 


All donations are tax-deductible, and provide critical support for the development and programming of the Park. Thanks for your donation, no matter how small!

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Hudson Crossing Park is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is non-sectarian and does not discriminate against persons of any race, color, sexual orientation, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, or those with disabilities, respecting the dignity and worth of all individuals.

In This Issue
Gardener's Weekend 2012
Historic Canal Stones
Riverwalk Sensory Trail Update
Triathlon Success
August Cardboard Boat Race
New on Website
Upcoming Events

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Hudson Crossing Park
PO Box 144
Schuylerville, NY 12871


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