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Boys rafting down rapids
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A cabin tent interior with two twin beds
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Zoar Gap Raft, Cabin, & Zipline Package

Ages

10+

Duration

2 Days

Season

April-October

Location

7 Main Street, Charlemont MA

Intensity

Moderate

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.

Come experience whitewater rafting, camping, and ziplining in beautiful Western Massachuetts for the ultimate two-day adventure. After your trips, explore the nearby hiking & mountain biking trails, local hilltowns, and nearby museums and music venues. We’ll help guide you on a fun-filled getaway!

Please call the office to make your reservation: 413-339-4010

A Typical Day

Day 1: Zoar Gap Rafting

We offer both full and half day options for your whitewater adventure. Full day bookings start at either 10:30 or 11:30 and paddle a ten-mile stretch of class II and III whitewater. We stop for a picnic-style lunch halfway down the river, and end the day celebrating our class III Zoar Gap run with a photo slideshow. If you choose the 12:30 Half-Day Gap trip, you’ll start your day at Zoar with a homemade lunch before your trip, and then raft the beautiful upper Fife Brook section ending with the class III Zoar Gap.

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

Enjoy a three-hour tour through the trees. The trip starts with a 4×4 ride through the forest. Once at the top of the mountain, you’ll start your zipline trip which includes 11 ziplines 2 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, long pants and sweater made of wool, nylon, fleece, or polypropylene in the colder weather. The Dryway water remains cool year-round.
  • Sneakers or other shoes that can get wet (no flip-flops or Crocs!)
  • Avoid cotton clothing such as blue jeans, sweatshirts, or t-shirts as cotton keeps you cold when it gets wet.
  • We provide all the in-raft equipment!

For Camping

We recommend you bring the following items:

  • Pillows, sheets and blankets or a cozy sleeping bag. *Bedding is not provided. Summer nights can still get cool, so pack an extra blanket just in case!*
  • Quarters for the coin-operated showers.
  • Shampoo, soap, & a towel.
  • A flashlight – The paths through the campground are not lit, so this will be handy to have!
  • Earplugs  – Our camping is located a few hundred yards from 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 Ziplining

  • We recommend comfortable & active clothing appropriate for the season. Pants, capris, longer shorts or leggings as well as full coverage shirts will provide more comfort for your tour.
  • We require closed toed shoes. Crocs are not permitted as they could slip off your feet!
  • Avoid loose clothing that could tangle in ropes or other gear. Skirts should be avoided.
  • Remove any dangling jewelry and tie long hair back.

In late fall or winter months, it is better to come with too many articles of clothing than with not enough! We do zipline in the rain, so come prepared with rain gear if needed

Whitewater Trip Requirements

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 Zoar Gap trip:

  • Guests should be able to paddle in the rapids, but with frequent rests.
  • Remain calm, lay flat, and orient their body so their feet are aiming downstream if they find themselves unexpectedly in the water.

Our PFDs fit a maximum chest size of 56 inches.

Zipline Canopy Tour Requirements

  • Must be 10 years old to participate
  • Minimum weight limit is 70 lbs & Maximum of 250 lbs.
    • Ziplining is gravity driven, and we must adhere to these weight limits strictly for the safety of our guests. We weigh each guest prior to the trip to determine eligibility for the canopy tour.
  • Participants should be able to hike a short distance downhill on uneven terrain and should be in reasonable physical shape.
  • We cannot allow pregnant women to zip.
  • All zip line participants take part in a ground school before getting onto the actual canopy tour. At ground school, participants must demonstrate the ability to hand brake, self-retrieve and follow directions from their guides before being allowed on the canopy tour.

Remember 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 hope to see you on the river and in the trees!