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package

Dryway Rafting, Cabin & Zip Line Package

Ages

14+

Duration

2 Days

Season

Closed from booking online. Call us if you are interested in a custom package.

Location

7 Main Street, Charlemont MA

Intensity

Wild

Price

Starts at $167pp

Mild

Chill – These trips offer a mellow outdoor experience with a minimal (but not non-existent) chance of falling out of the boat. They require a basic level of fitness.

Moderate

Looking to Explore – These trips have some exciting parts and some more laid back parts. They require a moderate level of fitness.

Wild

Epic – These are our most exciting trips.
They require a higher level of fitness and carry a higher chance of falling out of the boat in challenging rapids.

Sign up for a two day, adventure-filled getaway. You’ll paddle through big waves on the Deerfield River, stay a night in a cozy cabin tent and fly through the trees with this package.

A Typical Day

Experience the Berkshire hills from two perspectives. Our Zoar Gap and Zipline Canopy Tour package combines our two most popular activities into the perfect getaway.

Day 1: Dryway Rafting

This full-day rafting trip starts at 10:30am, Experience Class III & IV rafting excitement close to home 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. We stop for a snack along the river, but after the trip, we return to our base camp where a hearty, hot barbecue lunch and a slide show of the day’s adventures await.

Overnight: Cabin Tent Lodging

Camp out in one of our comfortable Cabin Tents. Each raised platform has a large canvas tent set up on it, with four cots inside, and a small gas grill for simple meals.

Day 2: Zip Line Canopy Tour

Start your morning with a three-hour tour through the trees. The trip includes 11 zips, two sky bridges, and 3 rappels.

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For Rafting
Expect everything you bring on the raft to get wet! Best options for clothing : bathing suit and/or shorts in the warmer weather, longer pants and sweater made of wool, nylon, fleece, or polypropylene in the colder weather. Dryway water remains cooler year round. Wetsuits, splash jackets, and neoprene river booties are available for rental if you need them. Sneakers or other shoes that can get wet (no flip-flops or Crocs!). Cotton clothing such as blue jeans, sweatshirts, or t-shirts, is not appropriate for rafting since cotton keeps you cold when it gets wet. All Guests will be required to wear a Zoar Outdoor issued PFD(Personal Flotation Device) and Helmet.

For Camping
Bedding is not provided, so be sure to bring pillows and sheets and blankets (or a sleeping bag). You should also bring quarters for the coin-operated showers as well as shampoo, etc. The paths through the campground are not lit, so please remember to bring a flashlight. Our camping is located a few hundred yards off Route 2 and across the river from a rail line. Train and vehicle traffic varies greatly from day to day, but some campers prefer to use ear plugs on busier nights.

For Zipline
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the season, but avoid loose clothing that could tangle in ropes or other gear. Skirts should be avoided. In late fall or winter months, it is better to come with too many articles of clothing than to come with not enough! We go in the rain, so come prepared with rain gear if needed. You should also remove any dangling jewelry and tie long hair back.

For all of our whitewater trips, guests must be able/willing to do the following: Wear a helmet and our personal flotation device (PFD), respond to and follow verbal or visual instruction, roll from front to back in water while wearing a PFD, demonstrate dynamic sitting position (sitting upright), and float with feet up in water. Specifically for our advanced trips, guests need to be able to paddle for up to 2 minutes at a time. Remain calm, lay flat, and orient their body so their feet are aiming downstream if they find themselves unexpectedly in the water. On the Dryway trip longer unexpected swims in rocky class III/IV rapids are possible, and guests need to be prepared to self rescue by swimming aggressively to shore or other rafts, and/or be prepared to receive a throw rope from shore. Our PFDs fit a maximum chest size of 56 inches.

Zip line canopy tours are open to anyone age 10 or up. Participants should be able to hike a short distance downhill and should be in reasonable physical shape. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We have a minimum weight limit of 70 lbs and a maximum of 250 lbs. Since zip lining is gravity driven, we must adhere to these weight limits strictly for the safety of our guests. We reserve the option to weigh guests when they arrive to determine eligibility for the canopy tour. We can not allow pregnant women to zip. All zip line participants take part in a ground school before getting onto the actual canopy tour. At the ground school, participants must demonstrate the ability to hand brake, self rescue and follow directions from their guides before being allowed on the canopy tour itself.

Don’t forget to read your confirmation letter (there is a lot of useful information in there!). Call our office if you have any additional questions. We’re always happy to help!

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My husband and I went ziplining and whitewater river rafting with Zoar and it was amazing. It was a nice amount to do in one weekend. We can't decide which we liked more. The people at Zoar are incredible. Everyone there is excited, happy, and funny. It is infectious. I was impressed with how well organized the trips were. There are many people doing different adventures and it all seems to run very well. Our guides on both trips were fantastic. The food was great. They even have nice details like having water available everywhere and coffee at the lodge. The equipment was also top notch. These adventures provide a way to do something out of the ordinary, maybe putting yourself outside your comfort zone, but in a safe way. Plus it is a beautiful setting. Finally, I think for what you get, both zipping and the rafting, are very fairly priced.

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