Black-Moose Kayak Event

If you’ve got the nerve, shoot the rapids in some of the Northeast’s roughest waters

The deepest snow in the state falls in the Tug Hill Plateau. When it melts, it’s gotta go somewhere – and every spring, the Moose River turns into some of the best whitewater kayaking in the Northeast. This event, now in its fifth year, is based in Lyons Falls, where the Black and Moose rivers meet. A barbeque, 5K run and bonfire are also on tap if you’re not crazy about getting soaked.

At a glance
  • Class II-V whitewater (Class V is nasty.) 
  • Camping available in Riverside Park for a fee 
  • Up for a slightly less wild ride? Six miles of flat water are accessible off the lower Moose and Black rivers, or you could put in below the falls on Lyons Falls Road and make a 40-mile paddle to Carthage.