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ADICA teams up with CVB to attract kayakers and canoeists

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Future landing site location just North of Riverfront park Future landing site location just North of Riverfront park
Rashelle Beasley, Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Rashelle Beasley, Convention and Visitors Bureau Director
Plans for the new landing sites Plans for the new landing sites
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority and the Convention and Visitors Bureau teamed up to attract canoeists and kayakers to the city.

They plan to build two landing points near the Albany welcome center to draw outdoor tourists and businesses.

The points are designed to rise and fall with water levels. One will be placed behind the Ray Charles Statue. The other will be built just north of Riverfront Park.

"It's kind of unique having a river run through the city, and that is a resource we haven't really tapped into, as far as tourism aspect. And this will give us an opportunity to reach a totally different demographic than we have in the past," said Rashelle Beasley, Convention and Visitors Bureau Director.

The $50,000 project will be funded by ADICA and will include improvements to the Cox landing launch at Chehaw to allow motorized vehicles.

The new sites are expected to open by the fall.

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