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Deerfield River 

Daily Rafting April to October 

 

Rafting at Fife Brooke Section on the Deerfield

Fife Brook (I-III)

With several Class I & II rapids and the Class III Zoar Gap Rapids,the Fife Brook section of the Deerfield River is the most popular rafting trip in Massachusetts!

Rafting at Monroe Bridge Section

Monroe Bridge (II-IV)

Pound for pound, the best rafting trip around! Non-stop class III, IV action from put-in to take-out is what you’ll get on the Monroe Bridge section of the Deerfield river.

Afternoon Float On The Deerfield River

Afternoon Float Trip (I-II)

An afternoon scenic float trip on the Deerfield River. This trip was designed for families with young children, as young as 5, or adults just looking for a relaxing float down easy whitewater.

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West River 

Spring May 4th & 5th (II-IV)

Fall September 21st & 22nd (II-IV)

West River Rafting

Rafting the West river in Southern Vermont is, in a word, spectacular!

Millers River

Spring Rafting (II-IV)

Class II, III, and IV Rapids

The exhilarating class II, III, & IV rapids of this spring time gem are sure to wash away your winter blues!

 

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Trip Descriptions

 

 

The Monroe Bridge section of the Deerfield River is the most exciting river rafting in Massachusetts! A narrow river bed that continually drops over the course of five miles through class III and IV whitewater. Non-stop action from put-in to take-out is what you’ll get on the Monroe Bridge section of the Deerfield river. The rapids crescendo with the biggest rapid of the day, “Dragon’s Tooth” – which leads directly into the longest rapid, a labyrinth of white water and boulders known to our guides as “Terminator.”

This is New England’s premier rafting trip!

The Monroe Bridge section stacks up to any Class III/IV trip you’ll find, and is great value for money. Close to Boston (2.5 hrs) and NYC (3.5 hrs), It can’t be beat. The trips are limited and so are the seats, so plan your weekend away around this phenomenal rafting experience!

TRIP DETAILS:

River: Deerfield

Section: Monroe Bridge aka The Dryway

Trip Length: 5 miles / approx 2-3 hours

Class of White Water: II, III, & IV

Minimum Age: 14

Food: YUP! River Side Snack & Apres Raft BBQ at Berkshire East Base Lodge

Professional River Guide: Included

Prior Rafting Trip Experience: Some preferred, but not required.

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 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 action at Hurricane Holea perfect introduction to the rapids of the Deerfield river! We continue our trip by floating, relaxing, swimming, and soaking up the beautiful New England scenery. This theme of shooting fun rapids, refining our paddling skills, and keeping a keen eye for wildlife follows for about six miles until we approach the Class III Zoar Gap rapids!  After the Gap you can expect more rapids, more laughs, and some “wheelie” cool tricks from your guide!
TRIP DETAILS
River: Deerfield
Section: Fife Brook
Trip Length: 10 miles / approx 4-5 hours
Class of White Water: I, II, & III
Minimum Age: 7 Food: YUP! River Side Picnic
Professional River Guide: Included
Prior Guest Experience: None
 
 

An afternoon scenic float trip on the Deerfield River. This trip was designed for families with young children, as young as 5, or adults just looking for a relaxing float down easy whitewater. During this five mile stretch, you will float down the Deerfield River, through the scenic foothills of the Berkshires. Running along the Mohawk Trail, this section of river includes easy class I rapids, one class II rapid at the finish, as well as calm stretches that provide you with the opportunity to swim, relax, and bask in the New England scenery.

The Family Float is a perfect way to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the river and introduce younger children to rafting. To make a full day of adventure, pair it with one of our exciting Zip Line Tours in the morning

Trip Details

River: Deerfield

Trip Length: 5 miles / approx 1.5 – 2 hours

Class of White Water: I (II)

Minimum Age: 5

Food: Yup! Post trip snack

Professional River Guide: Included

Experience Required: None

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A lovely float on a quiet summer afternoon.

Spring rafting at its best! As winter starts to loose its grip and the thaw brings mud season, there’s no reason to slow down and wait for summer to start your next adventure. The Millers river awakens from its hibernation with continuous waves that build and build as you navigate this Connecticut river tributary into the French King Gorge. The exhilarating class II, III, & IV rapids of this spring time gem are sure to wash away your winter blues!

Check-in times: 10:30 AM 

TRIP DETAILS River: Millers

Section: Lower Millers

Trip Length: 8 miles / approx 1.5 – 2 hrs (on water)

Class of White Water: II, III, & IV

Minimum Age: 12

Food: YUP! River Side Snack & Apre Raft BBQ.

Wet suits: Included with trip cost 

Professional River Guide: Included

Prior Guest Experience: None

Connecticut River Group Rafting Experience
The Connecticut River (I-III), offers something for everyone during this fun group rafting experience. We operate this trip at the end of May through the early part of June when the Deerfield river is shut down due to environmental restrictions on river flows. This trip needs a minimum number of eight people to run, and is built as an option for bigger groups. The river trip starts at the historic Turner’s Falls dam “Great Falls” and culminates with a small, but exciting class III water fall. This trip is suitable for rafters as young as 7 years old, with no prior experience.
We also offer a trip further up stream on the Connecticut river, suitable for rafters as young as five, this section has no whitewater, however, is a fun day out for a group of people in search of a fun day on the water. This trip has additional add-ons such as lunch and can be combined with some of our base area activities. Zip lining, The Areal Adventure Park, or the Thunder  Bolt Mountain Coaster.
Please call to learn more: 413.339.6617

 

Rafting the West river in Southern Vermont is, in a word, spectacular! The white water rapids of the West are both historic to the sport of paddling and emensly fun. The southern Vermont scenery, much like their syrup, is grade “A” and the experience will make for guaranteed memories and camaraderie amongst both guide and guest. The great blend of challenging white water and spectacular scenery will make for a fabulous trip. If you’ve rafted the Fife Brook section of the Deerfield, this is your next step up!

TRIP DETAILS:

River: West

Meeting Place: Magic Mountain, Londonderry VT 05148

Meeting Time: 10:00am

Trip Length: 8 miles / approx 2-3 hours 

Class of White Water: II, III, & IV 

Minimum Age: 12 

Food: YUP! River Side Snack & Apres Raft BBQ 

Professional River Guide: Included 

Prior Rafting Trip Experience: None required

 

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