There are more than just lakes and ponds to explore in the Lake George Area. Whitewater rafting is the most intense fun you can have in the Adirondacks. Rafters can relax on a Class II drift or raise the adrenaline on Class V rapids. Whitewater is the first sign of spring.
Whitewater rafting is the wildest activity on the water in the Lake George Area. Adirondack rivers and streams are the ideal courses for an awesome adventure. These raging waters run the whitewater gamut, with Class I-V rapids common in the area. If you’re a beginner, you can take a lazy paddle down a slow-moving stream. Breathe easy and take in the environment as you and your family float along Class II rapids. If you’ve rafted a time-or-two, opt for Class IV or Class V rapids for an exhilarating rush and the memories of a lifetime.
Rafting trip length varies, so you can pick the optimal trip for your schedule. Choose a half-day adventure so you can still hit the beach in the afternoon, or opt for an overnight raft and immerse yourself in this Adirondack tradition. If you’ve never rafted before, don’t sweat it. Lake George Area rafting is suitable for every age and ability level. An experienced rafting guide will ensure you and your family have a safe and rousing ride down the river. If you can’t get enough, watch the rafting pros at the Hudson River Whitewater Derby every May. After a trip down these rapids, you’re not going to want a relaxing vacation ever again.