A few weekends ago was our annual trip to the great Clearwater Festival. Held in Croton-on-Hudson on the banks of the Hudson River and started by the legendary folk singer Pete Seeger over 35 years ago, Clearwater remains one of the preeminent environmental and music festivals in the country. It is a special treat and not to be missed.
We saw Pete Seeger, lots of other music and heard from Granny D, a 96 year-young political activist who in 1999, at age 89, walked 3,000+ miles across the country to raise awareness for campaign finance reform.
Outside the annual festival Clearwater works on environmental advocacy for the Hudson River and conducts a ton of school programs You can also catch a ride on the Clearwater Sloop by checking their schedule.