BEEKMANTOWN, N.Y., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Experience the exhilarating thrill of adventure this spring in the Adirondack Region of Northern New York. Whitewater raft down the Hudson River; paddle the wild waterways of the lakes region, or mountain bike on a growing trail system created by a grassroots group of Adirondackers.
Adirondack Whitewater Rafting – Conquering the Hudson River's Class IV & V Rapids
The Hudson River is one of the Top 10 whitewater rafting trips in the U.S., and each spring, it roars to life with class IV & V rapids. The Hudson River Gorge is a 17-mile stretch of ebbing streams, serene eddies and raging rapids. It's also one of the most popular spring and summer excursions - but it isn't the only show in town. Adirondack whitewater rafting guided trips down the Hudson, Sacandaga and Moose rivers cater to families, groups, friends and business retreats. Rafting packages are available from licensed Adirondack guides and outfitters.
Paddle the Wild Lakes and Placid Ponds
The Adirondack Region boasts more than 3,000 lakes and ponds – creating a unique destination for paddlers. In the Adirondack Lakes Region sits the largest wilderness canoe area in New York State, the St. Regis Canoe Area. Home to the "Seven Carries Route," this nine mile trek is a premier Adirondack canoe trip that begins in the heart of the Adirondack Lakes Region at Little Clear Pond and ends in Paul Smiths.
Paddle the remote and wild sanctuary between the High Peaks and Five Ponds Wilderness, named one of National Geographic's Top 50 Best American Adventures. Start at the north end of Little Tupper Lake and paddle along the wooded shores of Rock Pond, Lake Lila and Bog River before returning to Little Tupper on day four. Be sure to keep a look out for moose, otters and other wildlife.
Adirondack Mountain Bike Trails - Pedal Hard, Wear a Helmet
Adirondack Mountain bike trails and road biking provide ample Adirondack adventure opportunities. Bike the Flume Falls Trails in Wilmington, which connect to the Whiteface Mountain trail system, or pedal along the Adirondack Coast of Lake Champlain. This network of trails winds along river valleys, farms, villages and through the wild beauty of the Adirondack Region. Avid mountain bikers can even help shape their own playground by joining a grassroots group called the Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA). This group of volunteers has developed trail systems that continue to grow every year.
The Adirondack Region is a six-million-acre New York State Park offering limitless recreation amid 2,000 miles of hiking trails and 3,000 lakes and ponds. Part of the largest temperate forest in the world, the Adirondack Region is also home to 100 towns and villages. The Adirondack Region is a unique park offering year-round recreation and events. Download or request an Adirondack Waterways Guide, search events Adirondack vacation packages, and images at VisitAdirondacks.com.
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