Looking for an Adirondack whitewater rafting adventure near North Creek, NY? The Hudson River Gorge in Upstate New York offers spectacular views, rich history and some of the best white water rafting in the Adirondacks. In fact, it’s one of the top 10 rafting trips in the United States.
Hudson River History
Named for Henry Hudson, the Englishman who explored the river in 1609 while sailing for the Dutch East India Company, the Hudson River stretches 315 miles from the Adirondack Mountains, through the Hudson Valley, all the way to New York City. At the river’s northern end, in Hamilton County, the Lake Abanakee Dam was constructed in the 1950s and, in 1997, regularly scheduled dam releases began adding water to the river, making whitewater rafting possible.
Whitewater Rafting on the Hudson
This thrilling stretch of Hudson River whitewater rafting is known as the Hudson River Gorge, and it is especially powerful in the spring. Thrill-seekers paddle through virgin wilderness, while the whitewater thunders alongside 500-foot granite cliffs, and into some awesome rapids. Although summer is tamer, the water is warmer and, in the autumn, there’s no better way to see the fall foliage than rafting on the Hudson.
Whitewater Rafting Packages
No matter the season, after a long day of braving the rapids, even the heartiest of outdoor enthusiasts could use a relaxing retreat. Our Adirondack mountain lodge includes both guest rooms and suites, some with cozy gas wood stoves and private Jacuzzis, perfect for winding down after a full day of activity.
In fact, from April through mid-October, guests can take advantage of The Alpine Lodge’s Whitewater Rafting Package. Starting at $280 per couple, the package includes transportation to and from the raft company base, an all-day guided Adirondack whitewater rafting trip down the Hudson River, lunch, overnight lodging and complimentary continental breakfast. Book now to secure your Adirondack Whitewater Rafting trip today!