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Like hiking, mountain biking, and paddling, whitewater rafting is one of the quintessential warm weather activities here in the Adirondacks. Local rafting companies provide the gear and guidance you need to get out on the river, so all you need to bring is your adventurous spirit and some sunscreen.
Whitewater rafting on the Hudson River in the central Adirondacks is rafting at its best. In early spring, the snowmelt creates intense rapids perfect for experienced adrenaline seekers. As spring turns to summer, the Hudson calms down, and families can enjoy a less intense whitewater rafting trip. Scheduled water releases from the Lake Abanakee dam make whitewater adventures possible for the full season, from April to October.
There are many reputable rafting companies to choose from in this region of the Adirondacks, and some offer other adventures like lazy river tubing, river kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding in addition to whitewater rafting. If you have questions on age or height restrictions, rates, or logistics, you’ll want to contact your company of choice directly.
Adirondack whitewater rafting companies include:
If you’re planning to go whitewater rafting in the Adirondacks, you’ll want to have comfortable accommodations to return to after braving the rapids. That’s where Garnet Hill Lodge comes in.
We are the perfect place to stay given our ideal location just minutes from multiple rafting companies, on-site dining, and comfortable guest rooms. Guests can even expand their Adirondack whitewater rafting excursion to include paddling, hiking, and mountain biking, all of which are available right here at Garnet Hill.
Ready to have a well-rounded whitewater rafting adventure in the Adirondacks? Click here to book your stay with us!