Upcoming Events

FALL 2021

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. September, 18, 2021. Registration & event details: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Williamstown/cnyfalladventurechallenge

Adventure racing is coming to Central New York and the Tug Hill!

Tug Hill Outfitters is hosting a 3 hour adventure race on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The race will be trekking only, using a map and compass. No GPS allowed. Teams will run or walk the course and compete to see who can find the most checkpoints in the least amount of time. Can you find them all before time runs out?

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! If you’re into obstacle course/mud run races, hiking, or geocaching, or have seen Eco Challenge Fiji on Amazon, this race and the sport of adventure racing is for you!

Top competing teams may clear the course in ~1.5 hours, but beginners or family teams may not find all of the checkpoints within the 3 hour time limit. Depending on route choice, the total course length is approximately 3 to 5 miles. Terrain features include woods, fields, streams, and swamps. Stick to the trails or cross the creek to save time!

Team size can range from 1-6 people (cap of 4 people for adult teams, but families can race with up to 6 people). Prior to the race there will be a free navigation clinic for newcomers so you can learn some adventure racing strategy and practice navigating using a topographical map and compass.

Adventure racing traditionally includes trekking, mountain biking, and paddling sections. We plan to host a 6-12 hour traditional adventure race in late spring of 2022, so this event will be a great introduction.

Chris finding a checkpoint at the Fall 2020 Wildlands Adventure Race

Coming in 2022

Past Events

Full Moon Ski/Snowshoe

Coming in January 2022.

Women’s Paddling Day

Coming in July 2022. Paddling skills, self and assisted rescues, and getting to know other women paddlers while kayaking around Kasoag Lake. August 2021. Registration forthcoming.

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. Choose to attend during one of two time slots: 10 am – noon, or 1 to 3 pm. 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! Registration is required.

Boat Rentals:
Solo recreational kayak rentals are available for $20 per person, there are 13 available. Additionally there is one tandem (2-person) kayak, one 2-person canoe, and one 3-person canoe available for $30 each. For families with 3 or more people, boat rentals are $10 each. Credit card and PayPal options are available, NYS sales tax will be added at time of booking. 10% of all proceeds from boat rentals will be donated to Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust. Don’t miss out, reserve your boats today!

Tug Hill Challenge Adventure Race

Coming in June 2022.

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.

Cost: $25 per person; $35 w/ boat rental; $60 for families or groups of 3 or more plus $10 per boat if rental. Registration required. Boat rentals available.

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. Event price is $15 per person ($10 registration plus $5 boat launch fee). 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.

Pay at the event by credit card, PayPal, or cash.

After the event, sit on the patio and enjoy some food and drinks at the Kasoag Lake Tavern & Grill.

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