Upcoming Events

Events Planned in 2022

Tug Hill Extreme Adventure

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – This 8 hour adventure race will take place in Central New York, on the southern end of the Tug Hill Plateau. Navigate the course to find hidden checkpoints using only a map and compass, while trekking, mountain biking, & paddling. Teams of 1-4 people. Approximate distances are 25-30 miles of mountain biking on a combination of roads, trails, and single track trails, 5-10 miles of trekking, and 6-8 miles of paddling. Bring your own kayak or canoe. Lots of off trail navigation. If you’re training for a longer adventure race or are new to the sport, this race has something for everyone! Registration is live! Prices increase after April 1st, so grab your team and register today! See event page for additional details.

Kayak Demo Days

Learn about different types of kayaks and try out different types of boats (recreational, sit on tops, surf skis, and racing kayaks) at different locations around Central New York. Summer 2022. Dates TBD.

Women’s Paddling Day

Coming in summer 2022. Paddling skills, self and assisted rescues, and getting to know other women paddlers while kayaking around Kasoag Lake. Details and registration forthcoming.

Finding a checkpoint at an adventure race
Tug Hill Outfitters co-owner, Chris, finding a checkpoint at the Fall 2020 Wildlands Adventure Race
CNY Fall Adventure Challenge

Coming in September, 2022. Race through the woods with only a map and compass to see which team is the fastest to find all of the checkpoints. Check back in Summer 2022 for registration & event details. This race has something for everyone, from families and newcomers, to competitive adventure racing and orienteering teams who are looking for a fun challenge in a cool place! This year we’ll be hosting the event at Little Salmon Farms in Parish, NY.

Past Events

Tug Hill Yeti Quest

Planned for January/February 2023 – location, Osceola Ski & Sport Resort.

Tug Hill Outfitters is hosting a fun, challenging, yeti themed adventure race on Saturday, January 29, 2022, in Williamstown, NY. There will be 3 hour (snowshoe) and 6 hour (snowshoe or snowshoe/ski) race options. Teams will navigate the course using only a map and compass, no GPS allowed, and compete to see who can find the most checkpoints in the least amount of time. If teams don’t make it back before the time cut-off, they will lose 1 checkpoint for every minute they’re late. A long sleeve performance race T-shirt, 1 set of maps (per team with the option to purchase an extra set during registration), post race snacks & pizza, hot chocolate, and one craft beer per person, is included in the registration price. Team sizes can range from 1-6 people (cap of 4 people for adult teams, but families can race with up to 6 people).This race has something for everyone, from families and newcomers, to competitive adventure racers and orienteering teams who are looking for a fun challenge in a cool place! If you’re into trail running, hiking, geocaching, treasure hunting, or have seen Eco Challenge Fiji on Amazon, this race and the sport of adventure racing are for you! We’ve got some serious fun in store for you, from a lively prologue to some exciting on course surprises! Are you yeti? Additional race details and registration, can be found here.

Family Paddling Day w/ Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust

Bring yourself, bring the family, and join us for a fun paddling day on the West Branch of Fish Creek on Saturday, July 31st. We’re partnering with Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust on their event to provide equipment rentals for those who do not have their own boats, as well as kayaking instruction and trip guides for a fun and easy paddle. The trip (Gifford Lake) will begin at the Westdale, NY boat launch to Gifford Lake and back, on beautiful Fish Creek (~1.5 – 2 hours round trip). Those with their own canoes or kayaks are also welcome to join!

CNY Fall Adventure Challenge

Race through the woods with only a map and compass to see which team is the fastest to find all of the checkpoints. Check back in Summer 2022 for registration & event details. This race has something for everyone, from families and newcomers, to competitive adventure racing and orienteering teams who are looking for a fun challenge in a cool place! This year we’ll be hosting the event at Little Salmon Farms in Parish, NY.

Kayaking Skills Demo & Paddle on Kasoag Lake

Are you interested in improving your kayaking skills or learning how to kayak? Do you want to make new friends who love kayaking as much as you do? Join Tug Hill Outfitters for a fun event where you’ll learn about different types of kayaks, tips for getting in and out of your boat, stroke techniques, and watch demos of self and assisted kayak rescues, then enjoy a guided paddle on Kasoag Lake.

Kayak Demo Day at Kasoag Lake

Are you thinking about buying a kayak, or thinking about upgrading your current kayak? Come out to Kasoag Lake Tavern & Grill to test paddle different types of kayaks, including several types of recreational kayaks, performance touring kayaks, and surf skis. Test one kayak or try them all! We’ll also be available to answer questions about the different types of boats, paddles, and more.

We have Hurricane Santees, Perceptions, Wilderness Systems Pungos, Current Design Kestrals, Epic touring & surf skis, and Stellar touring & surf skis. Contact us with questions.

2022 Ski/Snowshoe Day (Saturday, February 5, 2022)

Join us for our first ever XC ski & snowshoe days. On Saturday, January 15, we’ll be open from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM for skiing and snowshoeing. This event is weather/snow dependent. Keep your fingers crossed for snow! Our trails will be groomed for classic and skate skiing. We have approximately 3k for skating and 6k for classic, including beginner to intermediate terrain. Our trails will take you through beautiful remote woods, through fields and over streams. Prices are $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6 – 18, and kids 5 and under are free. We have 10 pairs of snowshoes available to rent (contact us to reserve in advance). We do not have ski rentals available, bring your own skis. Please note that this is our first year in operation and we’re working on refining our grooming and trail system. We’d love your feedback and can’t wait for you to come try our trails! Also of note, our facilities are limited to a porta potty, and one single person heated changing area. We do not have food or beverages for sale, so bring your own water and snacks. We are planning to have some hot chocolate on hand.

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