Take your family, office, church, or scout group on the Deerfield River's Zoar Gap. The class II and III rapids on our most popular trip are ideal for beginner and intermediate rafters, and the unspoiled valley creates the perfect setting for wilderness adventure. Our ten-mile trip begins at Fife Brook Dam. Rapids such as Microwave, Freight Train, and Pinball allow crews to hone their skills in preparation for the raging whitewater of Zoar Gap. Below the Gap, we pull over in a state forest for a delicious picnic-style lunch with salads, homemade breads and cookies. After lunch there are opportunities to swim or simply relax as we raft back to our basecamp where hot showers and a slide show of the day's adventure await.
The Dryway - Our most exciting trip:
Experience class IV rafting close to home (only 2 hours from Boston, Massachusetts) on the Deerfield River’s most exciting rapids. Combining the rush of advanced whitewater, the beauty of the northern Berkshires and the camaraderie of a group adventure, the Dryway can be the highlight of your summer. From Factory Rapid past Dunbar Brook, Dragon’s Tooth and Labyrinth, the rolling whitewater keeps you on your toes while the rugged northern Berkshires provide a backdrop of exceptional natural beauty.
Our highly skilled guides really make the difference on this maze of rocks, holes and waves. Their well-honed skills and friendly professional attitude help make your day memorable.
We stop for a snack along the river, but after the trip, we return to our basecamp where a hearty barbecue lunch and a slide show of the day’s adventures await.
Participants must be comfortable in the water and able to paddle and work as a team.
The Millers River - Spring high water fun!
When the spring thaw turns New England rivers into a torrent the Millers River in western Massachusetts comes into its own. With big-water class III and IV rapids that peak at the Funnel, the large diagonal waves and holes require total concentration and all-out paddling from all aboard the rafts. The Millers is ideal for those seeking the thrill of high-volume rafting.
We stop for a lunch of homemade breads, hot soups, and a delicious dessert just above the town of Millers Falls. After lunch we continue through more exciting rapids, ending where the Millers joins the Connecticut River in the French King Gorge. A bus ride brings us back to Zoar Outdoor where we watch a slide show of our runs through the Funnel and relive the big water.
The Concord River - Springtime Rafting Just 30 Minutes from Boston:
Come join us for early spring whitewater rafting on the Concord River, just 30 minutes north of Boston. This urban whitewater gem plunges over three major class III-IV rapids - Twisted Sister, Three Beauties, and Middlesex Dam. We run this section twice on each trip.
Your trip concludes with passage through an 1850's lock chamber that brings you right into the center of Lowell, Massachusetts.
A portion of the proceeds from this trip benefit the Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, working to preserve greenspace in the city of Lowell.