An annual tradition in town, The Smith River Canoe Race will be held this year on Saturday, May 19th at 1:15pm. Registration will run from 10am to 12:45pm that day at Albee Beach. There are 19 classes to ensure all abilities can participate. Residents and visitors enjoy watching from the banks along the river and cheering on competitors, many who have participated in the race for several years, now with second generation family members getting in on the fun.
The race will begin at Albee Beach on Lake Wentworth, pass through Smith River to Crescent Lake, down the lower Smith River to Back Bay and then to Dockside, totaling 4 miles with a mild white-water stretch and 2 portages. Participants may contact Roger Murray at 603-569-5454 for additional information about this event. Good luck to all!