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“Fun times, great staff on the river!”

Sacandaga Outdoor Center
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Hadley
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Owner description: For a safe, memorable adventure, Sacandaga Outdoor Center (S.O.C.) is the area’s premiere family destination. From Rafting, Tubing to Kayaking, Canoeing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), there are trips for everyone… from Mild to Wild! Cool off this spring & summer! Paddle the best white water, using the best guides, the best equipment, the best prices, and the best location. Tube with the biggest and best outfitter on the Sacandaga and Hudson Rivers. Bring your whole group and have fun. The S.O.C. staff photographer captures everyone in the middle of the best rapids. Also, take advantage of their Riverside Parking – no post-paddle trek to your car is necessary because our lot is right at the take-out.
Queensbury, New York
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“Fun times, great staff on the river!”
Reviewed 19 August 2012

I have gone on the Sacandaga River trip several times now with this outfitter and won't consider going with any other. My husband and I have done the rafting as well as the inflatable kayaks. We've also taken friends and their 5 year old on the raft. This is an extremely well run experience. Guides are awesome! They are very enthusiastic, funny and actively create a fun, memorable experience. I am impressed by their attention to safety and making sure everyone is properly fitted in their life jackets and that they understand the rules of the river. Instruction is fun, interactive and makes the point. The owner, John Duncan, is very involved, has an active presence and is an obvious leader of this fun pack of guides. I see the same guides year after year and their loyalty and professionalism is evident. As for the trip itself - it's a great way intro to whitewater. There's rapids at the beginning and bigger rapids right at the end. In between, there is flatter water. But, that's when other fun begins - the water fights between rafts!!! You can also get out of the raft and swim and float. Overall, a real thumbs up experience!

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