The Hudson River from the Adirondacks to the Big Apple is getting special recognition from the U.S. Department of the Interior as one of the nation's newly designated National Water Trails.
State and local officials will gather late Saturday morning at a beach in Kingston to announce the federal designation for the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has been announcing nine new trails as being part of the National Water Trails System, with the Hudson River the latest addition. The program is designed to protect and restore the nation's rivers and other waterways and boost access to outdoor recreation along America's shorelines.
The Hudson River Greenway Water Trail is a 250-mile water trail stretching from the Adirondack Park and Lake Champlain to Manhattan.