The one square mile of hope.
Largest raft of kayaks at Adirondacks. Photo by Nancie Battaglia for National Geographic.
On September 24, 2011, over 2,200 paddlers showed up on the shores of the central Adirondack town of Inlet, New York (population, 400) to set a new Guinness World Record previously held by 1,619 boats in Pittsburgh. The official tally was 1,902 boats.