British adventurer Richard Harpham and fellow explorer Glenn Charles are set to embark on a 500-mile kayak journey showcasing the sights and scenery of New York State.
The trip is being arranged in association with the New York State Division of Tourism and is due to begin in April, 2012.
It will focus on the heritage, culture and wildlife found in the region, as well as famous locations such as Niagara Falls, which will be the starting point for the itinerary. The pair will then kayak along the Erie Canal, a Unesco World Heritage site with 36 locks, before arriving in Albany and joining the Hudson river.
After paddling south towards Manhattan, the adventurers will finish their tour at the Statue of Liberty.
Mr Harpham, whose previous achievements include kayaking the Inside Passage from Seattle to Alaska and completing a combined kayak and cycle trip from London to Marrakech, said the aim of next year’s expedition is to inspire people to explore the dreams and possibilities in their lives.
“It will also be a fantastic journey across some of New York State’s most beautiful scenery and both Glenn and I are looking forward to the challenge,” he added.
More information about the project and details of a competition to join the adventure for five days is available on thespareseat.com.