Summer, sun, and exciting whitewater; the combination was unknown in New York State until A.R.O. pioneered rafting trips on the Black River Gorge. For thirty four years our guests have been our best promotion. “Such a professional and entertaining crew, the staff at A.R.O. are the epitome of professional, safe, and fun. and the food (both the snack and the BBQ at the end) was delicious.” Minimum age 12 for Gorge trip July and August. Minimum age 7 for “family fun” trip.