NORTH CREEK - An Adirondack tradition will continue with the annual Hudson River White Water Derby scheduled for the weekend of May 2 in North Creek.
The festivities begin at 11 a.m. in North River with the novice, giant slalom and sprint races through the gates and rapids of the Hudson. This year the Chuck Severance Memorial Race will take place after the giant slalom. Entry for this event is free and a new format will be introduced. Those wishing to compete in the memorial race will be provided boats, paddles and lifejackets. There will be a limit of 25 teams. Following the day's races, an awards ceremony is scheduled at the Tannery Pond Community Center on Main Street.
Sunday, May 3, the down river race boats will go into the water at 11 a.m. and race the 8 miles down to the suspension bridge in Riparius. Visitors can either drive to Riparius to watch the boats come in or buy a ticket and take the Upper Hudson River Railroad's scenic train ride along the river to Riparius. An awards ceremony will follow this event as well, right in the scenic park overlooking the river.
For more information, call the Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce at 251-2612.