The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can't quite make out what's being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature's phone with this Groupon.
C$109 for whitewater rafting and barbecue for two (up to C$198 total value)
- Black River or Hudson River whitewater-rafting trip with barbecue (up to a $158 value)
- Wetsuit rentals (a $40 value)
In Black River trips, seasoned guides captain groups down 9 miles of Class II–IV rapids, amidst hanging vines, waterfalls, great blue herons, and osprey. Alternatively, in the 17-mile Hudson River trip, guides and their groups paddle rafts down the longest stretch of whitewater in New York, beneath the towering pines and breathtaking cliffs of the Adirondack wilderness. Both trips include wetsuit rentals, cold drinks, and a homemade chicken barbecue. Click the above links for trip schedules; Black River trip not valid on Saturday from June 28 to August 31.
When the founders of A.R.O. Adventures first took their raft to the shores of Moose River, they didn't know it was widely renowned as one of the wildest, most intense waterways in the region. The spirited New Yorkers were just looking for adventure, fun, and a means to explore their homeland's natural beauty. After falling in love with the river's tumultuous rapids and scenic surrounding wilderness, the trailblazers began honing their rafting skills with regular trips, eventually bringing their friends and family along for the ride.
More than three decades later, the group of adventurous guides continues to lead tours down Moose River. The guides, however, have since expanded their inventory of trips to include three other major New York rivers, each characterized by unique classes of rapids and magnificent rural backdrops. A cheerful bunch, the guides always end trips with a homemade barbecue, along with thrilling stories, good-hearted jokes, and a round of beverages.