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Whitewater Rafting on the Hudson River Gorge,

Adirondack Mountains, New York

The right rafting trips ... at the right prices ...in the right locations!

 Plus...our new Aerial Zip Course and Paintball Programs- exclusively at Whitewater Challengers!

A whitewater rafting trip through the Hudson River Gorge means western-style whitewater adventure right here in the central Adirondacks of New York! The Hudson River Gorge is rated one of theTop 10 whitewater rafting runs in America. And no wonder!  This is the Hudson River as she was meant to be ... crystal clear, clean, alive and powerful, as her unbridled whitewater thunders alongside 500-foot granite cliffs, and through awesome rapids like Givneys' Rift, the Narrows, and Greyhound Bus Stopper. The Hudson River's whitewater is most powerful in the spring and fall; rafting is somewhat mo re moderate in mid-summer. Scheduled whitewater dam releases assure terrific rafting fun all season long. 


Whitewater rafting releases from Lake Abanakee add extra water to the Hudson River even during our high adventure Spring season, making this a favorite rafting destination even for whitewater pros.  Speaking of pros, our dedicated team of whitewater guides makes this a rafting trip that even first-timers can enjoy.   Our rafting center is conveniently located alongside the Hudson River, on Route 28, in North River, NY and where a hearty dinner follows each day's rafting trip.


So pick a Spring date for a whitewater ride on the wild side.  Or come during the Summer or Fall to explore the Hudson River Gorge at a more relaxed pace.  Either way, the unparalleled blending of wilderness scenery and western-style whitewater will make this one of your favorite whitewater rafting adventures ever!


Check out The Adirondack Challenge! Seen on CBS Morning- Governor Andrew Cumo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg go head to head and race down the Indian River!




Hudson River Rafting Season

Rafting Trips each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday,
April 7 through October 11, plus Labor Day & Columbus Day Monday


               On-River Time, Total Time and Rapids may vary based on day-to-day conditions.

Individual Rate
Group Rate (12+)
Youth Group Rate (12+)
(2 Day) 
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               Rates subject to $2/person insurance. Price includes on-river snack and cookout dinner after the trip.

               Overnighter includes first day's lunch and dinner, second-day's breakfast and overnight camping on the river.

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NEW Aerial Zip Course


The Aerial Zip Course is a guided ropes course experience with a series of aerial obstacles including a zip line. The “Continuous Belay System” is the safest available for you and your family. The excitement builds as you harness up and climb to the "launching pad."  Then it's into the air, soaring like an eagle, for a zippy, tree-top view. You'll go from zipping to climbing, swinging, and jumping through the ropes. Make this adrenaline-pumping ride a must-do adventure for you, your family and friends. Our staff will help you along the way. No experience needed.

 Minimum age: 9.

Available April 7- October 11


Aerial Zip Course



at the Hudson


Our wooded paintball field features natural rocks and trees for barriers as well as some strategically positioned blinds to create a fun experience for someone who has never played in paintball before.Whether you're a veteran player, or new to the sport, we invite you to check out our Paintball program at the Hudson.

If you've got a group of friends, a family or a youth group looking for some extra outdoor fun then look no further then our adrenaline pumping Paintball game! You'll enjoy a two-and-a-half to three-hour session at the playing field, along with all your equipment (marker, goggles/facemask, camo suit, and unlimited CO2 air) plus field judges. No markers and no pellets other than ours may be used on our paintball field.

Reservations Required

Ages 9+

Available daily, April 7 through October 11


Per Person Rate
Free Space
Levels of Play
1 free for 15






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Group Leader Benefits


You Can Raft For FREE!  

Best Group Leader Benefits Anywhere!


Group Size
Group Leader Bonuses
8 or more
Group leader earns free trip, free t-shirt, and free Aerial Zip Course Pass.
12 or more
Group discounts apply ($10/pp).

20 or more

Second Free Trip

25 or more
Group leader earns one free return trip for next year!.


Our FAQs page and Pre-Trip Checklist can also be helpful tools in planning for your trip.

Stay an extra day to explore Lake George and the Adirondacks region ... hiking, canoeing, or museum touring ... and enjoy a delightful evening in a nearby B&B, motel, or campground.

Whitewater Challengers offers active adventure-programs that require some participation on your part, and a reasonable degree of physical fitness.  If you are more than modestly overweight, we may be unable to accommodate you with appropriate equipment and safety gear.  If you suffer from heart or other serious medical conditions, consult your doctor for his or her advice.  Please call us in advance with any questions or concerns.


Cancellation Policy:

You can receive a full refund if you cancel at least 15 days in advance; 50% refund if you cancel 7 to 14 days in advance.  No refunds can be made for cancellation less than 7 days ahead, or for no-shows or late arrivals.



For Reservations & Information Contact:

Adventure Center at Whitewater Challengers

PO Box 8

White Haven, PA 18661

(800) 443-RAFT

Directions to Hudson Adventure Center:

Whitewater Challengers

4511 State Route 28

North River, NY 12856










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