Fife Brook Trip (I-III)

Fife Brook

What is the Fife Brook Trip?

The Fife Brook section of the Deerfield River is the most popular rafting trip in Massachusetts. With several Class I & II rapids and the Class III Zoar Gap Rapids, this section of the river is the perfect introduction to whitewater rafting.

Great for families and friends, and highly sought after by school groups, summer camps, and scouts!

To learn the basics of paddling, we start with a brief warm-up. We then get right into the action at Hurricane Holea perfect introduction to the rapids of the Deerfield River!

We continue our trip by floating downstream where we will discover more rapids, have time for some relaxation, swimming, and a game or two. All while soaking up the beautiful New England scenery. Our trip will conclude by running the Class III Zoar Gap Rapids!

What will my day look like?


66 Thunder Mountain Rd, Charlemont, MA 01339
** Check confirmation email for specifics. Arrival times may vary depending on the time of year and river conditions. **

  • Waivers reviewed & signed at check-in desk.
  • Wetsuit rentals & Change for the river.

Gear Up & Pre-trip Orientation 

Once all guests have arrived at the Berkshire Rafting Center.

Everyone is equipped with:

  • PFD (personal flotation device)
  • Helmet
  • Paddle

Safety Briefing 

This is when we talk about the equipment you’re wearing, proper paddling technique, what happens if you fall out, and how we get you back in the raft.

Departure for the River  

Hop on the bus, enjoy the scenic ride to the put-in, and prepare for a great day out on the water!

Start of Trip

We've made it to the river! Your guides will now ensure your equipment is fitting properly and demonstrate how to sit in the raft and paddle as a team. 

Run the River

Enjoy it! 

End of Trip

Congratulations, you’re now an experienced rafter! Just a short drive from the river to the Rafting Center at Berkshire East Mountain Resort and dry clothes.

Remainder of the Day

We host a slide show presentation of our rafting journey. You will have an opportunity to purchase your photos and check out our souvenirs. 

Trip duration is approximately two to three hours from check-in to departure.

What to wear

Water appropriate footwear with heel strap and quick-drying, non-cotton clothes should be worn. Please check our FAQs for more info on what to wear. Wetsuits are provided before Memorial Day and after Labor Day weekend.

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