Whitewater rafting and kayaking has become an increasingly popular activity for 1000 Islands Region visitors. This sport involves running the rapids in small watercraft like tubes, canoes, kayaks or rafts. Rapids are the turbulent waters that result from a rapid descent of water as a river’s gradient drops sufficiently for the water to become agitated and aerated enough for frothy white bubbles to form. Tubing, canoeing, kayaking or rafting down a series of such rapids is among the most exhilarating experiences available to an otherwise civilized and sedate populace. Such an adventure riding swift and wild waters awaits you as just one more attraction of the Thousand Islands Region. By far the best location for such an outing in the Thousand Islands Region is on the Black River in Jefferson County, starting at Watertown. “The Black” has become widely known for its outstanding world-class whitewater challenges. Professional whitewater guides are here to insure an exciting yet safe whitewater experience.