White water adventure? It arrives on schedule in the Berkshires
Whitewater rafting enthusiasts know exactly when the water is going to churn and the foam is going to fly in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts. That happens on the day every year when the Bear Swamp generating station in the mountain foothills releases 1.7 billion gallons of water, thus turning the clear Deerfield River into a whitewater playground. You are invited to enter the playground via the guidance from experts at Berkshire East Mountain Resort in Charlemont. Highly trained rafting guides will take you on a rafting tour you will never forget. You choice of a tour could be a child-friendly float down along relaxed white water – no scary stuff here -- to runs down Class III and IV rapids known as Dragon’s Tooth and Terminator. Trips are offered April through October. Expect also to enjoy picnic lunches or barbecues, photos, and breathtaking scenery. Watch for wildlife!
A dip of the toe or full immersion: discover whitewater rafting with us
Zoar Outdoor -- named Best Rafting Adventure by Yankee Magazine -- has all the breadth and expertise to take you and your family and friends on a whitewater rafting excursion that everyone will remember for a lifetime. Choose from easygoing floats down the Deerfield River in Massachusetts to intermediate-level trips on the West River in Vermont, to wild Class IV rapids on the Monroe Bridge Dryway or the Concord River. Zoar employs highly trained and super-professional guides who wil keep you safe and show you the best sights and swerves that whitewater rafting can serve up. Plenty of rides are clam enough for serenity-loving adults and children ages 5 and older. Improve your skills or just dip your toe in the rafting world at Zoar clinics for every experience level. Make it a full getaway by renting a room at the Hawk Mountain Lodge or one of 11 cabin tents.
Family-owned rafting business gives you a perfectly tailored adventure
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Three generations of family ownership give this outdoor adventure business the depth of experience to give your family (or group) a fantastic day on the white water. The company operates the dam controls on the Deerfield River in Massachusetts, and once a year, it opens the spigot. Rafting trips can vary from wild to mild, depending on the preferences of your group. Enjoy a variety of outings from full-day rafting trips on mild Class 1-3 rapids and aggressive Class 3-4 rapids or half day trips in guided rafts or inflatable kayaks (called funyaks) for kids as young as age 5. The guides are great with kids of all ages and help rafters to explore the Deerfield sharing information about local history, wildlife and hydrology along the way. Enjoy riverside base camps with the comforts and convenience to make your rafting adventure perfect.