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Whitewater Rafting on the Hudson River

Posted in Fall at Garnet Hill, General, Summer at Garnet Hill

Join us for one last whitewater rafting excursion on the Hudson River, as the leaves begin to change this September.  Witness beautiful hues of red, yellow and orange amongst the trees while rushing down one of the premier waterways in the Northeast! An afternoon whitewater rafting trip, a relaxing stay in North River NY at Garnet Hill Lodge, and a five-star dinner at the Adirondack Restaurant & Pub is the ideal way to wrap up this years’ rafting season!  Whitewater rafting season ends on Columbus Day (October 8).

Whitewater Rafting with Adirondack Adventures

September and early October is the perfect time of year to brave the challenging Hudson River rapids because the summer rafting crowds are slowly dispersing and the gorge comes alive thanks to fall’s colorful paint brush. The fantastic team at Adirondack Adventures, based out of North River NY, prides themselves on providing once-in-a-lifetime rafting excursions. They are conveniently based right at the bottom of 13th Lake Road and on the Hudson River. Plan a visit during one of their theme weekends for an extra-fun and adventurous experience! After a whirlwind of whitewater rafting exhilaration, their friendly staff will be more than happy to share their in-depth knowledge of the best local attractions and dining. You’ll fall in love with the majestic Hudson River Gorge as your guide steers your group of fearless rafters through the colorful Adirondacks. Your tight-knit team will drift through the wilderness, past towering cliffs and beautiful waterfalls on class III rapids as you make your way from the put-in back to North River NY. Adirondack Adventures has professional, licensed whitewater rafting guides that will make sure you have an enjoyable and satisfying journey from start to finish! 

Whitewater Rafting in North River NY

Whitewater rafting near North River NY is a unique experience because of how our neighboring water releases function. Regular releases from the Lake Abanakee Dam make whitewater rafting on the Indian River possible. Thanks to the dam releases, rafts can navigate the Hudson River Gorge throughout the summer as well as during the spring when water is high thanks to the snow melt. Several whitewater rafting companies run trips between the Lake Abanakee Dam and North River NY on the Hudson. The Hudson River Gorge is the seasonal home to thousands of exciting whitewater adventures. You’ll splash through giant rapids, witness breathtaking foliage at the Blue Ledges, and conquer your fears with a big smile on your face. If you want more wild rides on the Hudson River and the surrounding Adirondacks, please check out these six nearby establishments:

An Adirondack Hotel & Resort - Garnet Hill Lodge in North River NY

Historic North River NY Lodging

After spending a thrilling day on the water, you’ll never forget arriving at our historic, mountain-view log house. Garnet Hill Lodge rests in stunning Upstate New York, surrounded by picturesque mountains. We highly encourage you to explore the region this fall to witness some of the most beautiful foliage in the Northeast. Our year-round Outdoor Center is your hiking, biking, and paddling headquarters! Join us in North River NY during September and early October for an exhilarating finish to yet another sensational season of whitewater rafting!

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