Deerfield River Rafting – Massachusetts
The Deerfield River originates in the Berkshire Mountains of Vermont and runs south along the Mohawk Trail into Massachusetts. Charming scenery accentuates the crystal clear waters of the Deerfield. Rafting in the Deerfield means there is something for everyone.
Deerfield Rafting is divided into two sections. The Zoar Gap features Class II-III rapids and is perfect for beginners, families and larger groups. The Dryway is rated as Class IV-V and is meant more for experienced rafters.
The Zoar Section is hailed as a potential trout fishery and the stunning canyon is the habitat of a large number of bird species like ospreys, bald eagles, red tail hawks and blue herons. So, anglers and bird watchers can expect a gala time amidst spectacular natural bounty. The Zoar Gap extends over ten miles and features some mild rapids like Microwave, Freight Train and Pinball.
The Dryway section runs for about 3.5 miles and features stimulating Class III-IV rapids the entire way. The isolated locale for this stretch is awe-inspiring in the backdrop of the craggy Berkshire Mountains. Class IV rapids include the Factory Rapid, Dunbar Brook Rapid and Labyrinth.
The Deerfield River is regulated by scheduled releases through dams and the average river flow is 1000 cubic feet per second. Rafting tours are open from May- October.