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Massachusetts Rafting Trips 

Massachusetts rafting options are plentiful, offering a wide variety of experiences. The Deerfield River flows southward from its watershed at Stratton Mountain in Southern Vermont to Greenfield, Massachusetts through a rugged landscape boasting spectacular scenery and offering top Class II to IV rafting in Massachusetts. An ideal family Massachusetts rafting destination, the Deerfield is one of the cleanest rivers in the region and is home to native and stocked trout and a primary site for Atlantic salmon restoration.

Millers River rafting is ideal for those seeking the thrill of high-volume rafting. When the spring thaw turns New England rivers into a torrent, Massachusetts rafting on Millers River can’t be beat. With big-water class III and IV rapids, the Millers River’s large diagonal waves and holes require total concentration and all-out paddling!

White water rafting on the Concord River in Massachusetts, just 30 minutes north of Boston, is a terrific day trip of rafting fun as this Class III-IV river plunges through Twisted Sister, Three Beauties, and Middlesex Dam rapids. Your rafting trip on the Concord ends at an 1850's lock chamber that brings you right into the center of Lowell, Massachusetts.

Concord River

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. When the water level is right, Three Beauties becomes an intensely fun surfing hole. Surfing involves paddling upstream into a wave or hole with the goal to fill the boat with water, splash the entire crew, or maybe even have the boat stand on end. We run this section twice on each Concord River rafting trip. We welcome adventurous rafters 14 and older.

Trip Length: half day    Minimum Age: 14
Season: April and May    Intensity Level: advanced

Float Trip

This half-day guided family rafting float trip on the Deerfield River is the perfect active recreation to add to your family vacation in New England or to create an adventure getaway with your kids. With a minimum age of 5 allowed on our Zoar family float trips, you can show your children the fun and thrill of rafting as they learn to paddle, perhaps for the first time.

Trip Length: half day    Minimum Age: 5
Season: June through September    Intensity Level: mellow

Millers River

Join Zoar Outdoor on one of New England’s most popular rafting trips! 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. Rafting on The Millers River is ideal for those seeking the thrill of high-volume rafting for all rafters ages 12 and up.

Trip Length: full day    Minimum Age: 12
Season: April    Intensity Level: intermediate

The Dryway

Experience Class IV rafting excitement close to home (only 2 hours from Boston) 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.

Trip Length: full day    Minimum Age: 14
Season: May through October    Intensity Level: advanced

Zoar Gap

Take your family, office, church, or scout group rafting on the Deerfield River's most popular rafting section, Zoar Gap. With a minimum age of 7, these Class II whitewater rapids with one Class III rapid are ideal for beginner rafters.

Trip Length: full day    Minimum Age: 7
Season: April to October    Intensity Level: moderate