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Memorial Day in the Adirondacks

Posted in Adirondacks, General, Rafting

Spending Memorial Day Weekend in the Adirondacks? Make the most out of your weekend with a little adventure, a little relaxation and a lot of fun. There are tons of activities to work for every group size, age range and adrenaline level. Check out our favorite picks for Adirondack Memorial Day activities. Hudson River Gorge Rafting Trip Ok well, we might be a little biased here, but we sure think this is the most exciting way …Read More »

White Water Derby Weekend

Posted in Adirondacks, General, Rafting, Specials

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Whitewater Derby time! Every year since 1958, boaters have descended on North Creek to paddle and battle their way to the top. With events for kayakers, canoers and spectators alike, the Whitewater Derby has a little something for everyone. So whether you want to test your finesse on the slalom, show off your brute strength and endurance in the downriver or tan the biceps you got from curling …Read More »

How to Dress for Spring Rafting

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Spring Rafting on the Hudson River

No way around it, whitewater rafting in the spring has the potential to be downright chilly. Snowmelt brings us the huge water we love, but that same snow is what makes the water so cold this time of year. The good news is that modern gear can help you stay comfortable while you raft the big stuff. Take a look below to find out the best way to stay warm during your springtime Hudson River whitewater rafting …Read More »

3 Things to do Before Labor Day

Posted in Adirondacks, General, Rafting

rafting sacandaga river

Labor Day and back to school may be right around the corner, but there’s still one week left of our Adirondack summer! If you want to get a few more adventures in before the leaves start falling, Beaver Brook has got your back. We shut down operations on The Sacandaga River as well as the Canoe, Kayak and Tube Center after Labor Day Weekend, but there’s still one more week to get after it! Keep …Read More »

What Should I Take on my Rafting Trip?

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Hudson River Rafting

One of the questions we get most often is what to bring along for a day on the river. There’s a long answer and a short answer for this one. Short answer is, pretty much just yourself! All the equipment you need is provided in your trip cost, so no need to cart along a wetsuit, helmet, paddle, or even shoes of your own. However, there are definitely a few items to bring along that …Read More »

Summer Activities in The ADKs

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Canoeing in the Adirondacks

Summer has arrived! School’s out, the Solstice passed and we’re ready to roll. Things are in full swing here at The Beav and all our trips are up and running.  Since we have so many different options for summer family fun, we thought it might be helpful to go over them all again! Keep reading to learn about all the family activities in the Adirondacks we are offering this summer. Full-day Class III+ Whitewater Rafting …Read More »

Our Favorite High Water Rapids

Posted in General, Rafting

The Hudson Gorge is a unique rafting experience when it comes to day trips. It’s got a steady current and the whitewater in the Gorge is sustained for miles and miles. Once the big water starts, it’s a continuous flow that goes a little something like “rapid, pool, rapid, pool, rapid, pool, rapid…” you get the idea. It’s one of the main reasons The Hudson Gorge is consistently rated one of the best whitewater day …Read More »

5 Tips for Spring Rafting

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Spring rafting on The Hudson brings some of the biggest whitewater on the East Coast and serious fun along with it, but it can be a tricky time of year to plan for. Water levels depend on spring runoff, rain and snowpack, and the weather can change at the drop of a hat. But there’s a reason we get pumped about spring time rafting every year—holy smokes is it fun. 1. It’s Cold No way …Read More »

Day in the Life: Hudson River Guide

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Ahh, the life of a whitewater guide. Legend has it, guides have been living in a van down by the river for millenia. Guides are known the world around for their semi-truthful stories, fun-loving attitudes, neoprene perfume and of course, their sandal tans. What often gets overlooked is the whitewater guide’s work ethic. Working on the river sure is fun, but it requires an awful lot of work as well. Here’s a rundown of a …Read More »

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