Hiking the Hudson River Gorge

With our new hike in- raft out expedition we’ve been spending a lot of time at OK Slip Falls and hiking all over the 2,800 acre OK Slip and Blue Ledge parcel.  When you’re standing on the top of the falls you’re looking north east. Across the river, Kettle Mountain which has a steep and rocky top within view of the falls. That spot has been a target for a hiking destination since I first started spending time on the river.

Hiking Hudson River Gorge

Hike the Hudson River Gorge

I made a point to make this hike happen on May 22.  We had a full day planned, the day began in Newcomb and we were traveling to North Creek for a total of 30 river miles.  The reflections were crystal clear in the calm waters upstream.  My mother Lucy, Lori Phoebe and I worked our way downstream enjoying all the natural beauty and pulled our raft over when it was time to find the view I have been so curious about.

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Hike to OK Slip Falls then Raft the Hudson!

We sure are having fun with our new expedition!  The 2,800 acre OK Slip parcel has an incredible amount to offer and every trip we have been learning so much from everybody that we have been lucky enough to spend the day with!

Spring is always a special time of year with all the vegetation coming to life!   There are many unique characteristics about this hike and every trip we are all learning more and more.  The excitement when we are lucky to find the purple mountain saxifrage or other rarities that are only found on this parcel of land in all of New York… breathtaking!

If this adventure intrigues you, check out our custom OK Slip Falls trips!

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Whitewater Derby Weekend in Review

canoeing Whitewater Derby

Ready, set, go… canoe start

Not only do we have a new expedition that is super fun but Derby weekend was special also!  The start of the down river race is always exciting with all the boaters fired up, ready to paddle downstream!  Most of them made it but the favorite ended up taking on some water that was to much for a duct tape patch to hold.

Our local Chamber of Commerce worked with S.E.E. to offer free raft rides on the Hudson from North River to North Creek which was short and sweet but allowed some visitors to enjoy the river!  Live music, vendors and hot dogs were all on Main St throughout the weekend and all brought great energy to the community!

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