Category: Boating, Rafting & Sailing

SUP Paddling on Lake George

Stand Up Paddleboarding If you’re looking for unique adventure on the water, paddleboarding may be just the thing! At first glance, stand up paddle boarding looks like a cross between surfing and kayaking. It’s a simple concept: you stand, kneel, or lie down on a board and paddle through the water.  SUP paddling on Lake … Read More

Parasailing

by Carin Irwin Parasailing Adventures What does Lake George look like from above? Visitors who have been parasailing know! Aloft in a parachute 300′ in the air, attached with a rope to a speeding boat, parasailers have a bird’s-eye view of the lake and surrounding area. While pondering a new way to instruct fledgling skydivers, … Read More

Whitewater Rafting in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

by Patrick Cunningham, President Hudson River Rafting Company The Lake George, Saratoga, and North Creek regions are blessed with two scenic rivers — the Hudson and Sacandaga Rivers. The Hudson River Gorge stretches 53 miles (upper 17 miles; middle 19 miles; and lower 18 miles) for whitewater rafting, tubing, and kayaking. The Sacandaga River is … Read More

Rafting the Sacandaga River

By Russell Brust Jr. (1999) Adirondack Wildwaters, Inc. The Sacandaga River is conveniently located midway between Lake George and Saratoga Springs. A quick 11 mile trip will bring you to the Sacandaga River from either Lake George or Saratoga. The Sacandaga River offers a great summer adventure in the Southern Adirondacks with consistently thrilling white … Read More

Whitewater Rafting in New York

By Patrick J. Cunningham Hudson River Rafting Co. One of the top ten rivers in the east, the Hudson River Gorge is a 17-mile trip with class III and IV whitewater. With dam releases all three seasons, this beautiful full-day trip is a favorite spring, summer and fall activity. Rapids like Blue Ledges, the Narrows, … Read More

A Lake George Adventure

By Captain Justin Mahoney Lake George Island Adventures As a professional guide and boater on “Lake George” for over 20 years, I’ve talked with many visitors who come here to enjoy the beautiful lake and mountains. But, here’s the kicker! When I ask them where they’ve been on the lake, many tell me they’ve never actually … Read More

Lazy River Tubing Near Lake George NY

By Eric Hamell Tubby Tubes Company There’s nothing like “Lazy River Tubing” on a beautiful summer day. The idea of floating on a calm river and letting the current take you down is a unique feeling. Time slows right down and allows you to take in the fresh air and sights and sounds of nature around … Read More

Sailing on Lake George

  By Bob Brodie Yankee Boating Center There is hardly a day from spring to late fall (and even early winter!) when sails and colorful spinnakers don’t grace our beautiful lake.  Sailing on Lake George is alive and well with sailors from 7 to 80+ sailing the likes of Optimist dinghies, Lasers and Sunfish to … Read More

Whitewater Rafting on the Sacandaga River

by Jason LeSelva Sacandaga Outdoor Center The Sacandaga Outdoor Center is proud to have been chosen as the river manager of the Sacandaga Whitewater Recreational Program since its inception in 1992.  With daily releases of water provided by Brookfield Renewable Power, we are able to ensure whitewater trips six time a day, seven days a … Read More