Places all over the country have these unofficial 'Float Downs.' If something like that started in Utica would you participate?

First off, a 'Float Down' is a pretty cool event. A huge group of people get together (and by huge, I mean at least a few hundred), and float down a river, or waterway in rafts, homemade floatation devices, and inner tubes. Usually crowds gather along the shore to watch all the people float by - some people throw out beads, or jello shots, or squirt the floaters with water guns.

It's a fun summer event that I think we should start out here. Port Huron, Michigan has one every year (again, it's an unofficial event - it's not put on by the city, but just a group of people who do it every year). This is a video off their Facebook Page that shows what the float down looks like:

2014 Port Huron Float Down from Eighth Day Media on Vimeo.

It starts at 1pm. Everyone grabs their rafts and such and they start heading down the river. Now, it's quite a long trip - most people get out of the river in Marysville (a few miles away), and that's usually by 6pm. An all-day float down, just relaxing and soaking up the sunshine!

If a group of people got together and started planning a Mohawk River Float Down, would you want to be a part of it? I know people go tubing down the West Canada Creek - but what if hundreds of people did it - all at the same time? I think we need to start getting a group together!

 

 

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[Port Huron Float Down]