Top Ten New York Adventures

Raft North Country Whitewater
By Gary Fallesen
  |  Gorp.com

If it is Class V whitewater you're after, you can certainly find it in New York on the upper section of the Moose River in Old Forge. To go after something a little tamer, run the Black River Canyon from Watertown to Lake Ontario. This is seven miles of wild and warm water that rocks in the dead of summer because of reservoir releases, and it’s one of the finest Class IV stretches in the Northeast. Dam releases also make the Salmon River in Pulaski a summertime hot spot. The Ausable around Ausable Chasm is another destination for Class IV sections, while the Hudson River Gorge in North Creek offers Class III rapids.

Trip Facts

When to go: Late March—mid-October

Difficulty rating: Moderate—hardcore


Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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