Paddling Trips


May 18th & 19th, No Name Brook

This majestic slice of the Adirondack scenery is conveniently located 3.5 hours closer. right in the middle of one of the wildest sections of the Catskills. If you were blindfolded on the drive up, you would swear you landed on the waters of the Adirondacks, but you will actually be right in the heart of the Catskills. With the shorter drive you will have more time and energy to enjoy what you came for....and with the water as high as it is now, we will have more to explore!!!! DON'T MISS OUT!!! 

June 29th, Secnic Valley Paddle

Another chance to soak up some beautiful scenery, without a long drive north. With views of the mountains, and ridges that guard this valley, we will have no shortage of photo worthy scenery. This time of year the water will still be crisp, but the sun will be hot. So we may even take the opportunity to swim in pools that are only accessible by boat. The chance to swim in an uncrowded swimming hole is worth the drive all by itself. 

July 13th, Paddle & Pick

This river provides just the right amount of excitement, and it's location, provides a great chance for us to stop by a local farm! The farm features strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, this time of year.  This river offers some swift sections, interspersed with relaxing, and scenic stretches. This trip is literally the best bang for your buck! we will be surrounded by the splendor, of the valley while we make a run down these waters. 

August 17th & 18th Little Big Alder

This trip is a great introduction for anyone who wishes to try canoe camping, but is not certain they are ready for the Adirondacks. We will ease into the trip at a pond in the western Catskills, and work our way by water, and trail to the backcountry.

August 31st - September 2nd Adirondack Paddle

There is no better way to say good bye to summer than on the remote waters of the Adirondacks. This paddle is one of our favorites hands down! To ensure the quality of our experience, and to comply with backcountry regulations, space is extremely limited. Don't miss you chance to join us this year! 

Weekend Adventures in the Western Catskills


East Branch Adventure Camp

We are very excited to team up with our dear friends at Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm, to offer family friendly adventure weekends. This series of weekend long adventures will start at the end of June, and run to the end of October. Space is limited, so don’t wait to sign up!


Lake Wawaka is the perfect place for us to help you hone your paddling technique. The tranquil waters, and peaceful setting provide a easy learning experience for paddlers of all abilities. 

Nature Hikes

With trails meandering along the stream, and over the rolling hills, we have a variety of scenery to enjoy. If we are careful enough, we can even experience the joy of watching a variety of birds, and wildlife, as they go about their day.



We will have access to Lake Wawaka, and  a beautiful section the East Branch of the Delaware.  We will work with you on the lake and stream, to teach you the different methods for catching the various species of fish. We will try to coax a few of these marvelous fish out of the water, to join us for a photo.  Or, we might even convince them to stay for dinner. 

Campfire Cuisine

The one thing  better than a good meal after a day of adventure, is one cooked over a campfire. We will prepare delicious camp fare, and provide a crackling campfire to share tall tales  around at the end of each day. 


What better way to beat the summer heat, than a good old fashion swimming hole. We can guarantee this one won't be crowded, or full of trash. The East Branch is a special place, and our friends have taken great care with this section. 

Night Paddling

Imagine effortlessly gliding under a star filled sky. The Western Catskills, are home to low rolling mountains, and wide open skies. The nights are dark in these parts. So when the conditions, and timing are right, Mother Nature puts on quite a show. 

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Canoe & Kayak Adventures


Flat Water Paddling for Beginners

We are so thrilled to add this to our list of adventures! We will be leading small instructional classes for first time, or novice paddlers. We will offer both canoe, and kayak instruction at this level. 

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Canoeing Slow Rivers, & Lakes

love the idea of gliding through the water with little effort, and no need get your heart rate up? Flat water paddling offers the perfect experience for those seeking a relaxed paddle through pristine wilderness, and wild forests. The slower paced trips allow for better wildlife viewing, and nature photography, and it is amazing how 

much ground we can cover when the water is helping us along. 

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White Water Kayaking

White Water Canoeing

Looking to get the heart pounding? Nothing does it better than some swift water. The rush of the rapids, the adrenaline, and of course the epic scenery 

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Custom Paddling Adventures

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Upstate Adventure Guides

15 Staples Street, Kingston, New York 12401, United States

(845) 399-9948