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Each spring, the streams and rivers build up a head of water from the snows melting down from the mountains. This water pours into the rivers and streams that can cause some pretty fast running water. Long time ago, Lumberman would take advantage of the high waters and drive logs to the market. The logs, some stretching over 20 miles long, would roar down the river on a high spring freshet. Today there are no more logs but the ones that have fallen in, but there is the challenge and adventure of Whitewater Rafting, with 12 man rafts, canoes, and even kayaks.

What is Whitewater Rafting? You put on a wetsuit, climb aboard a raft, grab a paddle, and shove off. Between hanging on, paddling for dear life, getting soaking wet, and yelling your head off, somehow you survive ... You've taken a "Adirondack Sleigh Ride" lived to tell about it, and loved every breathtaking minute of it!

Individuals with little to no experience can enjoy a wilderness rafting trip by taking advantage of the services offered by outfitting companies listed below. They will supply you with everything you need! Rafts, Life jackets, wet suits, lunches or snacks, plus shuttle transportation to and from the base camp. These outfitters offer the safest, most challenging, and enjoyable whitewater rafting trips imaginable. Outfitters will also make arrangements for meals and overnight accommodations should you wish to stay for awhile.

Whitewater Rafting trips are designed to emphasize learning, paticipation, and enjoyment and can vary from easy excursions to wild adventures. It is best to discuss the desired trip with your outfitter to ensure a comfirtable and pleasurable adventure!

Adventurous people in good health will have no problems rafting. The outfitters feel swimming ability is a must! They'll also give you paddling instructions before each trip.

Depending on the time of year and the waterway selected, you can enjoy rafting from a mild mannered river wild, turbulent sea of heart-stopping adventure. Check the outfitter of your choice on what is best for you and your ability.

Each outtfitters has their own specialized trips - not only in the immediate area but also in other regions of the East. Contact the outfitter of your choice, in the county you are staying in, for a brochure on their rafting trips.

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Whitewater Outfitters

Hudson River Gorge whitewater rafting trips rated one of America's "Top 10." Discover this wilderness gem in upstate NY's Adirondack Mountains. Awesome unspoiled scenery, great whitewater.


(800) 510-RAFT, (518) 523-1635
Adirondac Rafting Company invites you to enjoy one of the finest whitewater rafting adventures in the East. Our rafting season runs from early April to the end of September. Our Spring season provides BIG whitewater (class IV & V) thrills through the impressive Hudson Gorge. Our Summer season is the ideal family fun style whitewater rafting (class III). Adirondac Rafting Company's river guides are highly skilled, experienced and lots of fun ! We take great pride in running a high quality rafting experience through this majestic wilderness river gorge. Come and enjoy a thrilling day with us in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains.

America's experts in rafting bring you rafting trips on 44 of America's most fun rivers. Professional guides. Beginners to experts welcome. Using only state of the art equipment insuring a great adventure in the water. Large Groups welcome!

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Adirondack Rafting Company - Lake Placid, NY - (800) 510-RAFT

Adventure Sports Rafting Company - Indian Lake, NY - (800) 441-RAFT

A.R.O Adventures - Old Forge, NY - (800) 525-RAFT

Beaver Brook Outfitters - Weavertown, NY - (888) 45-GUIDE

Blue Mountain Outfitters - Blue Mountain Lake, NY - (518) 352-7306

Hudson River Rafting Company - North Creek, NY - (800) 888-RAFT

Hudson Whitewater World - North Creek, NY - (800) WHITEWATER

McDonnell's Adirondack Challenges- Saranac Lake, NY - (518) 891-1176

St. Regis Canoe Outfitters- Saranac Lake, NY- (518) 891-1838

Syd & Dusty's Outfitters - Lake George, NY - (800) 424-0260

Whitewater Challenges - White Haven, NY - (800) 443-RAFT

Wild Waters Outdoor Center- Warrensburg, NY (888) 945-3420

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Class 1: Very small rough areas, requires no maneuvering. (Skill Level: None)
Class 2: Some rough water, maybe some rocks, might require maneuvering.(Skill Level: Basic Paddling Skill)
Class 3: Whitewater, small waves, maybe a small drop, but no considerable danger. May require significant maneuvering.(Skill Level: Experienced paddling skills)
Class 4: Whitewater, medium waves, maybe rocks, maybe a considerable drop, sharp maneuvers may be needed. (Skill Level: Whitewater Experience)
Class 5: Whitewater, large waves, possibility of large rocks and hazards, possibility of a large drop, requires precise maneuvering (Skill Level: Advanced Whitewater Experience)
Class 6: Class 6 rapids are considered to be so dangerous as to be effectively unnavigable on a reliably safe basis. Rafters can expect to encounter substantial whitewater, huge waves, huge rocks and hazards, and/or substantial drops that will impart severe impacts beyond the structural capacities and impact ratings of almost all rafting equipment. Traversing a Class 6 rapid has a dramatically increased likelihood of ending in serious injury or death compared to lesser classes. (Skill Level: Successful completion of a Class 6 rapid without serious injury or death is widely considered to be a matter of great luck or extreme skill)

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