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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips

New York

For natives and visitors alike, New York Whitewater Rafting is the perfect antidote to the concrete jungle and busy nightlife of the state’s urban centers. There are several rivers to choose from, ranging from Class I to Class V.

Hudson River Rafting Trips (Class III-V):
The Hudson River offers great whitewater rafting from Class III-V. Spring rafting trips are thrilling for rafters with previous experience. Class III summer and fall trips are dam-controlled and ideal for family rafting trips.

Moose River Rafting Trips (Class I-V):
The Moose River has two sections: the Middle Moose’s Class I-III runs are perfect for family rafting trips May-Oct, while the Lower Moose River’s Class IV-V rapids are the ultimate New York whitewater rafting challenge in early spring.

Black River Rafting Trips (Class III-V):
The Black River offers two whitewater adventures in one: Class IV-V exciting rapids in the high water spring and fun but accessible Class III river trips in the summer, June-Sept. The Black River whitewater section is 7 miles long.

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More About Rafting in New York

New York offers whitewater adventures for newcomers and veterans of the sport alike. People who’ve never experienced a river trip will enjoy the accessible rapids on the Hudson River or the Black River’s rich fishing grounds. Those who want nothing but the biggest and most challenging adventure will thrill to the fast water and intense action of the Lower Moose River or the Black River Gorge during high water spring months. Nature lovers will enjoy the steep canyon walls that house the beautiful water of the Hudson River and the quiet bends of the Black River.