Zoar Valley Canoe & Rafting Company
Western New York's Most Exciting Wilderness Experience
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Rafting & Inflatable Kayak Trips
Zoar Valley is located only an hour’s drive south of Buffalo, New York. Traversing some of the most spectacular scenery in Western New York, it remains virtually hidden due to its difficult access. Certain sections of the gorge can be seen from several remote vantage points, but by far, the best view can be had from the river far below.
Introduction to White Water Rafting
Class I and II rapids with numerous riffles. This is an extremely user friendly section of the river with bald eagle sightings as they soar among the towering cliffs.
Distance: 6 miles
Time: 1-2 hours
Approx. Season: Mid March-May
Type of Craft: Raft or Duckie
Experience Level: Beginner-Duckie,
Activity Level: Easy/Moderate
Minimum Age: 8 years
Scenery: Very Good to Excellent
Zoar Valley “WNY’s Hidden Gem”
Numerous class I, II & III rapids. You’ll raft in a deep gorge with towering cliffs hundreds of feet high surrounded by remote, pristine wilderness. View stands of old growth Oak, Hemlock and Tulip, hidden waterfalls and frequent bald eage sightings. This trip provides beauty and adventure in one memorable afternoon.
Distance: 10 miles
Time: 2-4 hours
Approx. Season: Mid March-April
Type of Craft: Raft
Experience Level: Intermediate
Activity Level: Moderate/Strenuous
Minimum Age:10 years
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The River Trip…
runs through Zoar Valley can take anywhere from 2-4 hours, depending upon water level, to cover the 9 1/2 mile distance. The challenging and often unpredictable rapids of the Zoar range from gentle riffles to Class III “Bouncers.” At higher water levels you could be treated to 5 miles of almost continuous white water action.
The River Trips are run primarily on weekends, with holidays and semester breaks also popular.
Weekday trips can also be arranged if your group numbers 10 or more.
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Whatever Your Choice, white water rafting in spring and fall, or the ducky in May and June, or coming out for a hike at any time, the “Zoar” offers an adventure well worth exploring!
So climb aboard our river boats and experience beauty and excitment in one memorable afternoon and join us in a Zoar Valley River Adventure!
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Western New York rafting trips
Less than 1 Hour from Buffalo NY
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