2022 Westfield River Wildwater Races
(2022) The country’s oldest continuous whitewater canoe race, down the Westfield River at the height of its flow, is roaring back for it’s 67th run on April 24, 2022. Over 350 expert and novice paddlers in both kayaks and canoes will be braving Class 3 rapids on the Westfield River. The Westfield River Watershed Association is the presenting sponsor of the race including a series of race clinics to help those new to the sport perfect their boulder-deflecting techniques.
“The Watershed Association was approached by race organizers to provide support for the race this year. It was a natural fit for us since the race has always been the Hilltowns’ greatest celebration of the river” says WRWA President Brian W. Conz. “Both the Watershed Association and the Wild Water Races started in 1950s and both count on the hard work and dedication of volunteers to promote the enjoyment of the river. The Races are a part of both the history and future of the watershed. We encourage everyone, paddlers and viewers, to come out in April and continue this wonderful tradition.”