Hudson River Class IV & V Rapids Expected in Northern New York

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - This spring, beginning about mid-April, the Adirondack Region of Northern New York's rivers will churn out some of the most intense whitewater in the country on the Hudson River for a "big water" rafting season that fades by mid-summer, but is epic while it lasts.

Adirondack whitewater rafting guides offer safe passage down the 17-mile stretch of the Gorge, which is renowned for its intense spring rapids. Book a whitewater rafting trip now to experience the Hudson River's awesome big water season.

The Copperfield Inn's Adirondack Adventure Package on the Hudson River Gorge includes luxury accommodations, $50 in resort credit with a two-night stay, a full day of whitewater rafting for two, lunch on the river and equipment rentals. Value package prices start at $110.50 per person, based on double occupancy per night with a two-night minimum.

Garnet Hill Lodge's Special Spring Package offers two nights' accommodations at their cozy wilderness lodge, three days of breakfast and dinner, and rafting with Square Eddy Expeditions on the Hudson River complete with lunch and transportation for $225 per person. Package available after April 15.

Fern Lodge's Rafting the Mighty Hudson package includes two nights of ultra-luxurious Adirondack accommodations overlooking Friends Lake, breakfast each morning, and a guided whitewater rafting trip down the 17-mile Hudson River Gorge with North Creek Rafting Co., complete with lunch, wetsuit and transportation to and from the river. Rates start $910 per couple. Available throughout the spring, summer and fall. Call for reservations.

Adirondack Whitewater Rafting Derby
If you're keen to go for a whitewater rafting adventure, and then watch racers tackle the rapids, don't miss the 58th Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby May 2-3, when it kicks off at three locations, in North River, North Creek and Riparius. The derby features several days of races for amateurs and advanced whitewater paddlers. On Saturday, the Slalom Races and the "Not-So-Whitewater" River Race, which will cater to beginner and intermediate rafters, and feature a 2.5-mile race through moving water on the Hudson River just south of the traditional Slalom Races in North River the following day on Sunday. The Whitewater Derby Downriver Race kicks off at 11 am for novice and advanced competitors.

Find a list of Adirondack whitewater rafting guides and services, as well as information about when to book and how to plan your excursion at

About the Adirondacks:
The Adirondack Region is home to the six-million-acre park offering limitless recreation amid 2,000 miles of hiking trails and 3,000 lakes and ponds. Part of the largest temperate forest in the world, the Adirondacks are also home to 103 towns and villages. Connect with the Adirondacks online at or, and search Adirondack events, attractions and Adirondack vacation packages at


Rebecca Steffan
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