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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.
Looking to Explore – These trips have some exciting parts and some more laid back parts. They require a moderate level of fitness.
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.
Experience Class 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, a Dryway rafting trip will be the highlight of your summer.
We raft a section of class III and IV whitewater on the Deerfield River in Northwestern Massachusetts. This trip meets at our base in Charlemont, Massachusetts and we put in below the #5 Station Dam and finish the trip at Dunbar Brook in Florida, MA. The trip usually takes about 4.5 hours overall, including registration, transportation to the river, a river side snack, a home cooked meal served at our base, and a slide show of your run through the biggest rapids.
Please be on time, since we must work within the schedule of water releases decided on by the power company. You will be required to read and sign a release of liability.
All guests will be required to wear a Zoar Outdoor issued PFD (Personal Flotation Device) and helmet. You will also be provided with a paddle.
Looking to do multiple activities during your visit? Try one of our single day Adventure Packages, or call the office to custom build your own multi-day experience.
Expect everything you bring on the raft to get wet!
Best options for clothing:
A few more details:
Adventurers on the Dryway Trip must be 14 years old or older.
For all of our whitewater trips, guests must be able/willing to do the following:
Specifically, for our Dryway trip, guests should:
Our PFDs fit a maximum chest size of 56 inches.
Remember to read your confirmation letter (there is a lot of useful information in there!).
Call our office if you have any additional questions: 413-339-4010. They’re always happy to help!
We absolutely loved our day whitewater rafting on the Deerfield River! The guides, the food, the experience, the thrill of it all - simply amazing!!