The country's oldest continuously run whitewater kayak and canoe races are taking to the Westfield River once again this April. The Westfield River, running down from the Berkshires through the Hilltowns of Western Mass, has been given Wild & Scenic designation by the National Park Service for its scenic, historic character and free flowing waters. This event is important as an annual rite of spring and celebration of the most distinctive and beautiful geological feature of the region. It draws spectators and paddlers from throughout the Northeast. Make your own history by becoming a paddler!