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Join The ARO Team! Train to be a Rafting Guide

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Looking for something new? Start the most exciting summer of your life today! Train to be a rafting guide with ARO, New Yorks rafting leaders since 1980. Work, Play, and LIVE the Adirondack dream! What are the requirements?  Communication, Customer service and People skills. Ability to work with a wide array of demographics including varieties…

7 Important Things to Consider in Planning Your Outdoor Adventure in New York

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COVID 19: 7 Important Things to Consider in Planning Your Outdoor Adventure in New York Written by Neil Kleise of Trip101   So, you were looking forward to your trip this spring into the great outdoors of New York State? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will know by now that there’s either…

Adventure Quiz: Spring Rafting, Is It Right For You?

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Are you in need of a surge of adrenaline? Do you take pride in overcoming your fears? Do you consider an occasional swim wearing a wetsuit invigorating? If your answer to all three is yes, then you are ready for the Hudson or Moose River in April and early May. Outside Magazine rated the Hudson as…

ARO – Among ‘Best in the Adirondacks’

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ARO is the highest rated rafting company in two categories of the “‘Adirondacks Best of 2018.”  We are tops in the “Best kayaking, Canoeing, SUP, & Whitewater Rafting” category, and tie for top rafting company in the “Best Tours and Guides” category. ARO is starting their 38th spring season on the Hudson and Moose Rivers…

ARO Expands Hudson River Adventures Base

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It’s an exciting time for Adirondack River Outfitters! We have a NEW Hudson River base, where our rafting trips are JUST the beginning of what we have to offer. A year ago, we merged with the team at Whitewater Challengers and everyone is looking forward to the second season at our new digs! Starting the summer of…

My Favorite Month for Rafting – April

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Most people claim I’m crazy—but in my skewed estimation—the best time of the year to be in the Adirondack Villages of Old Forge and North Creek, is in April. Specifically–the three week season when the ice breaks free on the Moose River and spring rains create favorable flows for whitewater rafting and kayaking, and The…

What is More Fun Than Whitewater Rafting? Being A Rafting Guide!

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Q – What is more fun than going on a whitewater rafting trip with ARO?  A- Guiding the raft. Q- Do I have to pay extra to be the guide? A – Believe it or not if you are the guide not only don’t you have to pay, but you get paid for having all that extra…

Gore and McCauley Ski Areas: Favs of the Rafting Community

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Maybe we’re a little biased here at Adirondack River Outfitters—but we’re still quick to proclaim Gore Mountain and McCauley Mountain as two of the top ski centers in the state of New York…heck, make that the best in the East! Admittedly—our rafting bases in North Creek and Old Forge are virtually in the shadow of…

Spring Rafting.. Let The Adventure Begin!

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For rafters who want “big” whitewater, spring begins early in the Adirondack Mountains. While the High Peaks region lies locked in winter’s icy grasp, the warm­ing trends of February and March will work on the moisture laden snows of the lower slopes. The softening spring snow begins to dwindle, creating millions of gallons of crystal clear run-off…