Pete and Diana Burns started Beaver Brook Outfitters in 1991. Pete is a 7th generation Adirondacker and has a long family history of skiing and river running. His Grandfather Jack Donohue was the River Boss for 40 years during the Hudson River logging era, and his parents were some of the first to ski Gore. He started his guiding career in 1980 on the Hudson and went on to guide all over the East coast before coming back to run the Hudson again. Pete and Diana operated Beaver Brook out of their house and ran guided fishing trips (with Pete as the only guide) and slowly expanded over many years to a retail shop and all around outdoor outfitter.
Bone Bayse and his wife Autumn Goerner joined the party in 2006 and helped Beaver Brook grow into the outfitter it is today. Both are extremely experienced guides and a couple of the most fun people in the North Country. With their hard work, Beaver Brook has been able to expand in directions that Pete and Diana couldn’t do by themselves. There’s 5 daughters between the two families and chances are good you’ll meet the older ones as some of your guides, or see the younger ones running around the base in the summer.
Pete and Bone are true Adirondack Guides and their levels of skill, integrity and competence are reflected in all parts of the business. Pete & Bone have taken people on almost every sort of guided trip out there. Both continue to guide whitewater, fishing, canoe, kayak and caving trips. As Beaver Brook grows Pete and Bone spend a lot of their time running around to make sure all the gears run smoothly, but if you’re lucky, you might get to spend the day with one of them in a boat, casting lines, or hanging out on the porch playing music.
THIS NEW BASE WAS OPENED IN 2015!
If you have rafted with us before, make sure you end up at our NEW location.
The Hudson is our full day whitewater trip and reservations are needed for this trip. Come here if you have a reservation on the Hudson Gorge.
Address: 3921 Rt. 28. North Creek, NY 12853
We are 2 miles north of North Creek on Rt. 28
The Sacandaga is our 2 hour whitewater trip. Come here if you are rafting on the Sacandaga River.
Address: 598 Lake Ave. Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Get off exit 21 on I 87 and head South on Rt. 9N. We are located 8 1/2 miles on the left. It is that easy! You will see our sign. C’mon in.
Our canoe, kayak & tubing center is where you head for some easy river fun.
Address: There is no address–honest. We lease land right on the river in Thurman, NY
Get off exit 23 at Warrensburg and then head north on Rt. 9. You know you are going the right way if you immediately go past a McDonald’s. Go to the third light past the McDonald’s and take a left (There is a pretty good sized health center on the corner). This is Rt. 418. Go 3 1/2 miles on Rt. 418 and you will cross a bridge over the Hudson. We are on the left immediately after this bridge. You will see our sign. Go down the drive and you are there!
Our Store and Office: Come here if you want to buy something, rent skis or help us out with some paperwork & filing.
Address: 2349 Rt. 28 Wevertown, NY 12886. (The Jct. of Rt. 8 & Rt. 28)
We are at the intersection of Rt 8 & Rt. 28 in Wevertown. The only stoplight in Wevertown. The shop is in an old church–steeple and everything.
Absolutely amazing!!!! Everyone should experience an overnight rafting trip and they should do it with Beaver Brook!! Rapids are awesome, camp site is beautiful, scenic and so comfy, cozy. The food was DELICIOUS!!! Can’t wait to go back but next time for longer!”
– Angelina F., Facebook