If you're looking for a unique way to see the Adirondack Park, get a good rush of adrenaline, and spend some quality time with friends/family, then a whitewater rafting trip is the way to go. From April to October guided trips are offered on some of the Adirondack rivers, most notably the Hudson. For those seeking a more challenging trip, early spring is the best time to go after the snow melts from winter and creates high rapids. Regardless of the season, it's important that you bring the proper gear, so you can have a safe and comfortable trip.
To share our own personal experience, in April 2013 we got a group of good friends together and booked a trip through Beaverbrook Outfitters for a whitewater trip down the 17 mile Hudson River Gorge. It was a cold day, as we even saw some snow flakes in the air, but it was completely worth the trip. We had a challenging, but fun and safe ride with our experience guide. And as part of the package, we even got a lunch and a buffet dinner, which was perfect to fulfill our appetites from all the energy we expended. To get an inside look into our trip, check out the GoPro video below that was mounted on Evan's helmet:
In April 2014, we got a group of good friends together, including members from the Fountain Square Outfitters team, and booked a trip through Wild Waters for a whitewater trip down the 17 mile Hudson River Gorge.
It was a cold day, but as always, completely worth the trip for the spring rapids. Overall, we had a great experience and really enjoyed our trip with our guide, Jamie. Per usual with most of the rafting trips, we got lunch and a buffet dinner, which included pasta, bread, salad, and brownies! To get an inside look into our trip, check out the GoPro video below that was mounted on Evan's helmet: