The 11th annual Ohio River Way Paddlefest took place June 21 through 23 at Coney Island, and culminated with more than 2,200 paddlers took to the Ohio River. The paddling event has become the largest of its kind in the Midwest, and according to event organizers, has positioned Cincinnati as “the paddling capital of the United States.”

Paddlefest celebrates the region’s picturesque Ohio River and surrounding hills, and puts a critical mass of recreational users out on what is typically a commercial waterway through the heart of North America.

A new video highlights the 8.2-mile journey from the perspective of a kayaker participating in the 2012 Paddlefest. The one-minute video was produced by Vimeo user Brent B. and features scenes of the Ohio River’s natural scenery, the I-471 Daniel Carter Beard Bridge, Serpentine Wall, and Cincinnati’s central riverfront.