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Hudson River Whitewater Rafting

Outside Magazine rated the Hudson River Gorge as one of the "Top 10" Springtime rafting trips in the country!

In the Summer it is warm water excitement.  Great for the entire family!

"Fantastic!"         "My family loved it"         "Great BBQ"         "We'll be back"

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The Hudson River is a 17 mile wilderness rafting trip beginning on the Indian River and continuing  through the Hudson River Gorge, with great whitewater and spectacular Adirondack scenery. it is the longest   stretch of whitewater in New York and is considered the "Grand Daddy" of N.Y. rivers.

Our Hudson River rafting season begins in April and runs into October. Spring is "Big Water" season. It will provide you with all the excitement and heart pumping adrenaline you can handle.

As we move into late Spring and early Summer, water levels and weather conditions mellow a bit. The river becomes a perfect trip for anyone with an adventurous spirit.

When Summer arrives dam releases insure that the excitement continues. The warm weather and whitewater provides an ideal adventure for the entire family.

In the Fall the gorge is turned into an aurora of scenic splendor not to be missed.

Just when you thought the trip was over, we serve our famous chicken BBQ. As the adventure winds down everyone relaxes and the tales begin. You relive the day with your friends, both old and new. Many of our guides are master storytellers, and your accomplishments may become part of a future tale.  Occasionally their stories actually reflect reality. A rafting trip on the Hudson is not to be forgotten.

Trip Leader Reward Program

Organize a group of eight or more and earn a free trip as a reward. Sixteen or more and leader earns two trips.

Schedule and Rates

April - October: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday


  Minimum Age
April - 18    May - 12    After Memorial Day - 7



Group Rate

Youth Rate
(under 18)

Larger Group
Rate (24+)








In the nearby Gore Mountain Region, hiking, biking, canoeing, and camping, and other lodging opportunities abound:

Gore Mountain Region



New Inflatable Kayak Adventures Starting in August!

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Our instructors and guides will help you develop the necessary skills then lead as you paddle your own inflatable whitewater kayak through Class II and III rapids!  While no previous experience is necessary, you must have an adventurous spirit and be willing to take an occasional swim. This is Whitewater up close and personal.



4527 State Route 28, North River, NY 12856

Hot Deals!

Earn a Free Trip: Organize a group of eight or more and you earn a trip.

Black River Fridays: The longest trip on the Black River for only $55. Fridays June-Labor Day.

Black River Weekday Special- $10 Discount for full trip including BBQ


  • “Great rafting experience. Highly recommend this company.” This was only my second time rafting, so I was a little nervous. The crew at ARO are professional and knowledgable. Our guide,Rick, was great, telling funny stories ...
  • Had a blast on the Hudson. The weather wasn't the best but that didn't matter at all. Our guide Mark knew how to hit the rapids just right and maximum the thrills and the fun. He also made sure we knew the names of our raft ...

  • “Great experience with A.R.O.!” We had perfect weather for our rafting trip. The Hudson River was flowing and so were the good times of experiencing mother nature first hand! Our guide was great and a fun person to ...

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