New England White Water Rafting

In 1989, Zoar Outdoor pioneered the original white water rafting trips on the Deerfield River in Massachusetts and since then, we have expanded our New England rafting trips to the West River in Vermont and the Millers River and the Concord River in Massachusetts. A Zoar Outdoor adventure is the perfect vacation or active getaway in New England for your friends and family.

Our professional whitewater rafting guides have years of experience guiding beginners to experts down mellow floats to Class IV thrillers. Our highly trained guides, excellent safety record and state-of-the-art rafting equipment give you the security of knowing you are in expert hands on a Zoar Outdoor adventure.

Our friendly, professional staff, delicious homemade meals and convenient lodging facilities help create a memorable whitewater rafting adventure for you and your friends or family. Join us this summer on one of our whitewater rafting adventures!

The Dryway - Class III-IV

Whitewater Rafting on the Monroe Bridge Dryway in western Massachusetts

Experience Class IV rafting excitement close to home (only 2 hours from Boston, MA) on the Deerfield River’s most exciting section, the Monroe Bridge Dryway. Combining the rush of advanced whitewater, the beauty of the northern Berkshires and the camaraderie of a paddling adventure, a Dryway rafting trip will be the highlight of your summer.

Zoar Gap - Class II-III

Whitewater Rafting on Zoar Gap in western Massachusetts

Take your family, office, church, or scout group rafting on the Deerfield River's most popular rafting section, Zoar Gap. With a minimum age of 7, these Class II whitewater rapids with one Class III rapid are ideal for beginner rafters.

Family Float Trip - Class I

Family Float Trips on the Deerfield River

This half-day guided family rafting float trip on the Deerfield River is the perfect active recreation to add to your family vacation in New England or to create an adventure getaway with your kids. With a minimum age of 5 allowed on our Zoar family float trips, you can show your children the fun and thrill of rafting as they learn to paddle, perhaps for the first time.

Half-Day Guided Kayak Rentals

Guide Assisted Sit on Top Kayak Rentals

Kayaking down Massachusetts' Deerfield River is a great way to see the Berkshires and to spend a warm summer day outside and active! These boats are easy to paddle and very stable, making them a great way to get a taste of whitewater kayaking with minimal instruction.

Upper Deerfield Guided River Kayaking

The Upper Fife Brook section of the Deerfield River offers beautiful scenery, minimal crowds on the river, and several fun class II rapids.   It’s the perfect trip for an experienced sit-on-top kayak paddler or someone with an adventuresome spirit who’s not afraid of a challenge.

Spring and Fall Rivers

Concord River - Class III-IV

Whitewater Rafting near Boston Massachusetts

Come join us for early spring whitewater rafting on the Concord River, just 30 minutes north of Boston, Massachusetts. This urban whitewater gem plunges over three major class III-IV rapids - Twisted Sister, Three Beauties, and Middlesex Dam.

Millers River - Class III

Whitewater Rafting The Millers River in Massachusetts

When the spring thaw turns New England rivers into a torrent the Millers River in western Massachusetts comes into its own. Its fun Class III and IV rapids peak at the Funnel where the large diagonal waves and holes require total concentration and all-out paddling from all aboard the rafts.

West River - Class III

Rafting the West River in Vermont

Enjoy an active vacation in Vermont on the Class III and IV rapids of the West River near Stratton Mountain, one of the state's hidden treasures. This intermediate-level white water rafting trip is an ideal way to  view the fall foliage. We welcome rafters ages 12 and up on this popular Vermont whitewater rafting trip.

“When encountering other groups on the river, it was very clear that Zoar’s guides are more knowledgeable, skilled, organized and safety conscious.  It confirmed for me that I had made the right decision when choosing Zoar.”

John