Adirondack Whitewater Paddles

Ride the rapids in the Adirondacks

The rugged Adirondack waterways provide plenty of whitewater paddling routes that range in difficulty from Class II to VI. From the East Branch of the Ausable River's Class II and III runs to the Boreas River's expert rapids, there are great trips of varying lengths and difficulties. Spring starts off the Adirondack whitewater paddling season in high gear with raging waters from the winter thaw. April is the best time for thrill seekers looking for the most exciting water of the year. 

The big water of spring may be short-lived but the fun continues throughout the summer. The late spring the flood waters may have slowed, but pockets of whitewater are still around. Summer is a popular time for families to learn whitewater paddling - great for all abilities.

Plan for the perfect paddling trip

There are many outdoor gear shops in the area that can provide you with the equipment, guidance, and instruction you need for that perfect day on the water. Another way to discover the fun and excitement of whitewater paddling in the Adirondacks is by booking a trip with one of Lake Placid’s experienced guide services.

Or if you're looking for another challenge, book a trip with one of the Adirondacks' premier whitewater rafting companies. For a relaxing paddling experience, try some of our flatwater paddles and enjoy the Adirondack scenery.

Ausable - East - Hulls Falls to Keene
Location: State Highway 9N, Keene, New York
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Boreas River
Location: Blue Ridge Road, Newcomb, New York
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Ausable - West - ADK Loj to Rt 73
Location: Heart Lake, Lake Placid, New York
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Ausable - West - Monument to High Falls
Location: Route 86, Lake Placid, New York
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Adirondac Rafting Company
Location: 6440 NY 30, Indian Lake, New York
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Adventure Sports Rafting
Location: 6127 NYS Route 28, Indian Lake, New York
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Boquet River - Beaver Meadow Brook
Location: Route 9, Elizabethtown, New York
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