The 26 mile overnight trip starts at the Lake Harris Boat Launch in Newcomb, NY. After a half-mile paddle we are swept out of the lake and into the Hudson River. A rafting trip couldn't start any further up the river. The first days' rapids are the mildest on the entire trip. Some may choose to paddle inflatable kayaks on this first day. We camp after 9 miles at the confluence with the Cedar River, one of the finest sites on the river. All sites are different, some ideal for fishing, some for swimming and some for hiking. On Day two we reach the Indian River confluence after just 3 miles. Here we may pick up some extra water from the Day Trip releases. The Hudson River Gorge is where all of the best rapids are on the trip. We may choose to camp in the Gorge or below. All meals are included.
4 people : $650 per person
5 people : $600 per person
6+ people : $550 per person
Booties & Gloves
Waterproof Bags for Personal Gear
Several different itineraries are possible depending on river level and the needs of your group. A river level of 4.5 feet is needed to start a trip in Newcomb. A river level of 4 feet minimum is needed to extend a trip past North River. Please call to discuss all of the possibilities. Here are some popular itineraries for a 3-day trip:
Itinerary 1 - Indian River to North River, NY - 17 miles
Itinerary 2 - Newcomb, NY to North River, NY - 26 miles
Itinerary 3 - Indian River to Riparius, NY - 29 miles
In the Spring and cooler days in the Fall, you will be wearing a wetsuit that we provide. The wetsuit consists of three main parts : the wetsuit john, wetsuit jacket, and wetsuit booties. You need to provide the insulation to wear under the wetsuit and against your body. The most commonly used are synthetic long underwear, similar to what you would wear skiing. Bring wool or fleece socks that will fit inside the booties. Bring a wool or fleece hat to fit under a helmet. NO COTTON !
In the warmer months of July and August rafters can wear whatever clothes they don't mind getting wet. Cotton is acceptable, but still stays wet longer than synthetic materials. Shorts and a T-shirt or a bathing suit are the most common. You need to have something secure on your feet. Not just so you don't lose them if you swim, but more importantly, so you have good support when walking around on the river shore.
Please no flip-flops, Crocs, or bare feet.