The biggest whitewater rafting event is happening this weekend! See what else is going on in the Adirondack region.
Top 6 Picks for Events Happening
Saturday, May 4 to Sunday, May 5
The 62nd annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby is this weekend! This major Adirondack event comprises Slalom Races, Not-So-Whitewater Race, and the Whitewater Derby Downriver Race. Race day registration is available, or this is a good one for spectators too.
Saturday, May 4
Comedian Lisa Lampanelli performs at The Strand in Plattsburgh. Enjoy her racy comedy and hilarious observations with tickets starting at $35.
Saturday, May 4
Although they have special events and programs year-round, Fort Ticonderoga’s official season (when they’ll be open daily) begins this Saturday. Get the details on the story they’re telling this year through interpretations, exhibitions, and more.
Sunday, May 5
The annual Plattsburgh Half Marathon, Relay & 10K is this Sunday. This is the 11th year of this event.
Thursday, May 2 to Thursday, May 9
Thinking of going out to eat this weekend? Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Wilmington, and Long Lake are all participating in Eat ADK Restaurant Week with select restaurants offering prix fixe menus of $15, $20, and $30.
Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5
The otters are one of the most popular displays at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, and this weekend they’re celebrating the birthdays of these three creatures with hands-on activities and more.
Plan a Whitewater Rafting Trip
Has the Whitewater Derby motivated you to embark on your own whitewater rafting trip? Tis the season! Take advantage of the snowmelt and high waters from recent rains to experience the thrill for yourself.
The Adirondack Park is filled with great whitewater rafting spots and companies who can guide you on your way. Pictured above is Adirondack River Outfitters (ARO Adventures), based in North River.