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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57th Whitewater Derby in North Creek!

Whitewater Derby rapids

Great rapids for the Whitewater Derby

Not only does Square Eddy have a new expedition to offer, but this weekend is also the 57th Whitewater Derby weekend.  Slalom races in North River on Saturday and a down river race on Sunday are just two of the scheduled events!  We’re looking forward to live music showcasing solo musicians on Saturday night. The North Country Hardship Fund is hosting the event at Tannery Pond so come out and support a foundation that has been so generous to our community.

On top of all that action the Hudson is responding to all the rain we’ve had and will be running at an incredibly fun level all weekend!  The USGS gauge is predicting a 6′ (fun and powerful) river level. All of our friends that have been looking for big water, this is the weekend!

Call us to reserve a spot for Saturday or Sunday.  We’ll be out there and would love for you to join us. Check out our Hudson River Trips page for more information about our available trips.

NEW Expedition: Hike to OK Slip Falls and Raft Out!

Hike in and raft out: Celebrate the beauty of the newly acquired state lands! This new expedition consists of an intermediate hike to the top of the OK Slip Falls for a restful break, lunch and breathtaking views of the falls.

 expedition to OK Slip Falls

Then you’ll hike down to the Hudson River to meet your raft, running rapids and enjoying the float out which makes for a really special combo. Check our OK Slip Falls page for more information!