Whitewater rapids are nature's roller coaster and should always be followed up with a bite of nature's cotton candy—wadded-up moss. Go wild with this Groupon.
$40 for a Whitewater-Rafting Trip for Two ($80 Value)
Setting off from Brown's Family Campground, groups launch from Route 2A Bridge in the Salmon River through Pulaski, a controlled-release river with Class II and Class III waters that allows for a steady flow of water from the reservoir and consistent whitewater conditions. Boats paddle past the village of Pulaski before navigating rapids named the Washing Machine, the Lusitania, and the Black Hole. Guides provide paddles, helmets, and life vests, as well as rafts that can seat up to six. Tours depart at 9 a.m. or 9:30 a.m., and guests must make reservations in advance.
Adventure Calls Outfitters, Inc.
The expert rafting guides at Adventure Calls Outfitters, Inc. lead trips down three waterways: the Genesee River, Cattaraugus Creek, and the Salmon River. As they glide through calm waters and swirl through rapids, rafters drink in the rugged scenery, occasionally glimpsing fish and harmless snakes. Under the watchful care of an ACA-certified rafting guide, visitors safely ride the wild current of the river, learning about the unsullied countryside of western New York. The scenic trips are available most of the year, although in the cooler months, wetsuits are recommended.