Luring visitors to the water.
Fall rafting season runs right into October at Adirondack River Outfitters, a top whitewater service for 33 years, where seasoned guides navigate you down the beautiful Black River Gorge past cliffs and waterfalls, or through the Hudson River Gorge on a 17-mile wilderness odyssey past spectacular Adirondack scenery.
Tioga Journeys’ Rollin' On The River...Again Boat Tour, September 8 in Apalachin, is a sweet way to relax on the water. View eagle nests, river wildlife, Hiawatha Island and more on this leisurely boat ride aboard Waterman Center’s Susquehanna Shuttle pontoon boat. Reserve your spot and depart from the Marshland Road Riverfront Park area.
Salmon and lake trout are the catch of the day on the Susquehanna River in Otsego County, where the season runs to mid-October. Muskellunge and tiger musky also adorn some hooks here. If you haven’t staked out a favorite spot yet, try local favorites like Murphy’s Island, Grippen Park, Hiawatha Island and Baily’s Eddy.
Revisit America’s original waterway to the west aboard the Lil' Diamond II at Erie Canal Cruises in Herkimer. Travel the historic canal and locks on a 90-minute narrated excursion including a “lock through” at Lock 18, and hear the fascinating history of the canal called Clinton’s Ditch that opened the door to westward expansion, daily through October 21.
Sylvan Beach becomes a Haunted Amusement Park in October with exciting rides and games during Halloweekends. Visit the shores of Oneida Lake for carnival games, thrilling rides, and the Blood Bath Haunted House and Scream Land, a dark ride where breathing evildoers lurk within.
For more ideas visit the Central NY region.