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Group of kayakers on the river
Young boy zip lining through the trees
Group of kayakers on the river
package

Zip & Kayak Package

Ages

10+

Duration

Whole Day

Season

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

Location

7 Main Street, Charlemont MA

Intensity

Moderate

Price

Starts at $85pp

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.

This trip is currently closed due to resources this summer.

Fly through the trees and enjoy the water on this great one-day adventure package. Your day will start in the morning with a three-hour Zipline Canopy Tour that will take you down 11 ziplines, 3 sky bridges, and 3 rappels. After your zipline trip, you’ll have a break so you can grab lunch. Pack a picnic or visit a nearby restaurant, we have plenty of picnic tables and lawn space to rest and recharge before your afternoon kayaking adventure. At 1:45, you’ll meet in our pavilion for an afternoon of kayaking on class I and II whitewater down the Deerfield River. Our guides will help you become familiar with the gear and technique, and they’ll be there throughout the trip to provide help and guidance as needed.

A Typical Day

 

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. Start times for the Zipline trips vary, so make sure to check your confirmation for your start time.

Guided River Kayaking

Paddle a five mile stretch of up to class II whitewater. While you don’t need extensive previous paddling experience, you should have some canoeing or kayaking experience, or be gung ho, in good physical shape and comfortable in the water. You will have to paddle and may have to self rescue by climbing back up onto the kayak from the water or swimming the kayak, the paddle and yourself to shore. Halfway through the trip, we’ll pull over on shore to have a light snack and water.

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To 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.

To Kayak, you are required to wear sneakers or other shoes that can be secured to your feet. No flip-flops or Crocs! In warm summer weather, some guests are comfortable in bathing suits/swim trunks or light layers. However, we ask you to not wear cotton, as it will keep you cold and wet throughout the trip. Wool and synthetic materials such as polypropylene, nylon, and fleece, are appropriate for cooler weather and water temperatures.

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.

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 face down in the water to laying on your back while wearing a PFD, demonstrate dynamic sitting position (sitting upright), and float with feet up in water. Our PFDs fit a maximum chest size of 56 inches, and our single kayaks are designed for guests 250 lbs or less. Our double kayaks are intended for an adult and a youth to paddle together or one adult that exceeds 250 lbs.

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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We took a chance to do something totally new & fun. The trip to the Zoars was FAR better than we ever dreamed! The guides were fabulous, the place was fun & exciting. We went Zip lining all morning then White Water Kayaking in the afternoon...what a spectacular day! We look forward to going again and bringing friends next time! Thank you all at the Zoar Outdoor staff who made our adventure so memorable!!

Dianna