The Hudson River forms a part of every Great Loop trip. Even if you can't do the entire loop, a trip up the Hudson, though the Erie Canal to Lake Ontario, past the 1000 islands of the St. Lawrence to the Rideau Canal and thence to the pristine waters of Lake Champlain, the Champlain Canal and back to the Hudson makes a marvelous trip. It will give you every maritime experience you desire except pirates and hurricanes. This "Triangle Loop" contains most of the interesting parts of the Great Loop except for waving palm trees along the shore. The Hudson River Guide offers a personal opinion of the sights and tastes of a Hudson River cruise based on 45 years of sailing the waterway.
The Hudson River Guide gets updated annually. The latest edition of the Hudson River Guide is downloadable at no charge from Scribd (www.scribd.com). The 2010 edition will be available in a couple of months. Just search for publications on Scribed by Lawrence Zeitlin. Here are all the URLs to make it easier.
HUDSON RIVER GUIDE 2009
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HUDSON RIVER GUIDE COMPLETE (2008 Illustrated Guide)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/18683012/Huds ... e-Complete
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