Rafting At Monroe Bridge

River Rafting the Monroe Bridge on The Deerfield River

What is the Monroe Bridge Trip?

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!

What will my day look like?

Guest Check in: 8:30 am  ***Check in times may vary depending on time of year and river conditions***

  • Waivers reviewed & signed at check in desk at the Berkshire East Mountain Resort Main Lodge
  • Wetsuit rentals & change for the river

Gear Up & Pre-trip Orientation:

Once all guests have arrived in the Berkshire Rafting Center all are equipped with:

  • PFD (personal flotation device)
  • Helmet
  • Paddle

Safety Briefing

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

Departure for the river: 9:00 – 9:30 am

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

Take-out: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

You’ll be tired, excited, and ready to eat! We’re on our way back for an Apre Raft BBQ at Berkshire East – Mountain Side!

Remainder of the Day

After you’ve eaten, we host a slide show presentation of our rafting journey. You will have an opportunity to purchase your photos, check out our souvenirs, or relax with a cold beverage in our mountain side pub, the Crazy Horse – But we recommend topping off the day with a ride on the Thunderbolt, North America’s Longest Mountain Coaster, A zip line canopy tour with Berkshire East Canopy Tours, downhill mountain biking at Thunder Mountain Bike Park!!

Trip duration from check-in to departure, is approximately five to six hours

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