Adventure Fest, White Water Derby set for this weekend

Whitewater rafting on the Hudson River

Whitewater rafting on the Hudson River

— The Adirondack Adventure Festival headquarters will be located next to the train station at Riverfront Park, where there will be vendors, demonstrations, exhibits and registration for activities.

Many local organizations continue to participate in the event. The Warren County Hatchery will have a fish tank stocked with live trout to be released into the Hudson River at the end of the day on Saturday. Event goers are invited to help with the release of those trout. North Country Wild Care will bring Birds of Prey and the Wild Center will have exhibits on the Adirondack wilderness and wildlife.

SUNY Adirondack’s Adventure Sports Program students will act as biking guides for the 50-mile and 20-mile road bike tours on Saturday, as well as provide free river rafting rides on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the Cold River Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will lead a guided hike to Little Rabbit Pond and the Saratoga and North Creek Railway will have its coach and dome cars open for visitors to tour and purchase a beverage. On both days, Saturday and Sunday, there will be a spinning wheel exhibit and demonstration, fly-fishing demonstrations, games for children under 13 years old, and the North Creek Depot Museum will be open.

For more information about the Adirondack Adventure Festival, call the Chamber office at 251-2612 or visit online at www.adirondackadventurefestival.com.

White Water Derby

The White Water Derby is in its 55th year running on May 5-6. Starting from North River on 11 a.m. Saturday, the Novice and Giant Slalom races will take place on the Hudson River with the Chuck Severance Race running immediately after. The Downriver Race will be held on Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. from North Creek to Riparius. Local rafting companies are expecting the white water to be phenomenal this year. Spectators can choose from a number of spots along the Hudson for fantastic views of all the races.

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