Whitewater rafting is the most intense adventure in the Adirondacks. Thousands of people flock to the water annually between spring and fall to raft the Hudson and Sacandaga Rivers. These unique rivers provide conditions ranging from easy and relaxing to difficult and raging.
If you want to add some crazy Adirondack adventure to your vacation, give whitewater rafting a try. The Lake George Area is the hub for whitewater rafting in the Adirondacks. From calm class I-II rapids on the Sacandaga River to wild class III-V action on the Hudson River, a paddle on these waters is one of the region’s top attractions. For more wicked whitewater fun, check out the Hudson River Whitewater Derby!
The Hudson River offers some of the most exhilarating rafting in the country. Conquering the mighty Hudson requires rafters to traverse class III-V rapids. Snowmelt in the spring creates big water, building giant rapids and deep pools that daring rafters love. The summer heat lowers water levels, making the Hudson one of the best water attractions in Lake George.
The Sacandaga River provides excellent whitewater rafting for beginners. Three rafting companies guide rafters on a four-mile ride down the river. Slow-flowing class I-II rapids ensure safe family fun. Dam releases keep the water high all summer long. The Sacandaga is only ten short minutes from Lake George.