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.