Take the ultimate hands-on adventure!
140 Newell St, Watertown, NY 13601
Distance/Time from Hotel: 35min drive
Since 1980, Adirondack River Outfitters Adventures has been one of New York’s leading white water rafting companies.
Enjoy summer sunshine, warm water, and exciting Class IV rapids on our Back River rafting trip. Prepare to be challenged by 14 major sets of Class II-IV rapids including Hole Brothers, Knife’s Edge, Zig- Zag, and the legendary Cruncher. Rafters can even go "off raft" and ride the fast-moving but safe water of the “swimming rapids.” ARO runs ALL available rapids between Watertown and Dexter. This paddle takes you through the beautiful Black River Gorge, as waterfalls flow from the cliffs between the clinging trees and hanging vines. Once past the white water, we also provide a powerboat tow through the scenic lower gorge so our rafters can relax and enjoy the scenery. It’s so green, it’s so wild – you may forget you're really in Northern New York!