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Whitewater Rafting in New England

If you think white water rafting sounds a bit too wild for your taste, think again. Expert rafting guides in the forested, mountainous parts of New England offer every rafting experience. You could choose a range of river rafting trips, from a thundering glide along churning rapids to a sedate float through easy waters, just fine for kids and serenity-loving adults. A river raft trip is a glorious way to see untouched nature glide past your on all sides; watch for views of water fowl, furry forest animals, even moose – this is where they live! Guides offer time-outs for swimming or a shoreline cookout. Guide companies provide all gear and safety instruction. This is a nature excursion you will cherish.
Family Rafting 500x250 - Crab Apple Whitewater - Charlemont, MA
Crab Apple Whitewater (MA)

Route 2 Charlemont, MA, 01339 Phone: 800-553-7238

Family-owned rafting business gives you a perfectly tailored adventure

Three generations of family ownership give this outdoor adventure business the depth of experience to give your family (or group) a fantastic day on the white water. The company operates the dam controls on the Deerfield River in Massachusetts, and once a year, it opens the spigot. Rafting trips can vary from wild to mild, depending on the preferences of your group. Enjoy a variety of outings from full-day rafting trips on mild Class 1-3 rapids and aggressive Class 3-4 rapids or half day trips in guided rafts or inflatable kayaks (called funyaks) for kids as young as age 5. The guides are great with kids of all ages and help rafters to explore the Deerfield sharing information about local history, wildlife and hydrology along the way. Enjoy riverside base camps with the comforts and convenience to make your rafting adventure perfect.
Whitewater Rafting on Magalloway River 500x250 - ELC Outdoor Adventure Outpost - Errol, NH
ELC Outdoors

49 Schoolhouse Brook Road Caratunk, ME, 04925 Phone: 603-215-0002

Time-tested outdoor guides get you onto the white water

Multiple rivers and river locations are among the choices for a whitewater rafting adventure with these master guides, Opt for the heart-pounding white water runs on Maine’s Kennebec, Magalloway (Class III) and Rapid (Class IV) Rivers. Or, alternately, set out on a calmer floating trip with the kids on New Hampshire’s Androscoggin River. In addition to the excitement on the water, brace yourself for fabulous scenery and curious wildlife, from moose to bald eagles and osprey. Lodging in yurts and wall tentsis available. Some trips include snacks or lunch, some are perfect for young children, some have relaxing swimming breaks. They all feature the top-notch training and attention to details of a superior outdoor guide company.
Rafting Rapids 1 Sled Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel & Raft Jefferson New Hampshire
Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel & Raft NH

32 Valley Road Jefferson, NH, 03583 Phone: 603-545-4533

White water (or calm water) rafting? You can do that!

No one needs to be an Olympian to try out whitewater rafting on a New England vacation. Whether you're a hard-body sportsman, a six-year-old kid, or a rocking-chair grandpa, Raft NH in the scenic White Mountains has a summer adventure for you. For a restful and not-scary day on the river, families and newcomers to the sport can enjoy Class II rafting, with a taste of some rapids but also lots of calmer water for drifting and even some stops along the way for swimming and goofing around in the shallow pools. Sports adventures with cool nerves will want to check out the Class III and IV Magalloway River rides. Get your heart pumping on the Rapid River Class IV remote adventure, with towering waves and large drops. Guides are meticulously trained; safety and comfort gear are provided.
Whitewater 2018 - Zoar Outdoor - Charlemont, MA
Zoar Outdoor

Route 2 (Mohawk Trail) Charlemont, MA, 01339 Phone: 800-532-7483

A dip of the toe or full immersion: discover whitewater rafting with us

Zoar Outdoor -- named Best Rafting Adventure by Yankee Magazine -- has all the breadth and expertise to take you and your family and friends on a whitewater rafting excursion that everyone will remember for a lifetime. Choose from easygoing floats down the Deerfield River in Massachusetts to intermediate-level trips on the West River in Vermont, to wild Class IV rapids on the Monroe Bridge Dryway or the Concord River. Zoar employs highly trained and super-professional guides who wil keep you safe and show you the best sights and swerves that whitewater rafting can serve up. Plenty of rides are clam enough for serenity-loving adults and children ages 5 and older. Improve your skills or just dip your toe in the rafting world at Zoar clinics for every experience level. Make it a full getaway by renting a room at the Hawk Mountain Lodge or one of 11 cabin tents.
New Rafting Pic - ELC Outdoor Adventure Outpost - Errol, NH
ELC Outdoor Adventure Outpost

983 Upton Road Errol, NH, 03579 Phone: 603-215-0002

Whitewater rafting for beginners to serious adventurers

Whether you are an experienced whitewater rafter or someone who just wants to get a taste of what it’s all about, ELC Outdoors has the perfect trek for you. Beginners and families with young kids will enjoy the Class II/III rapids of the Androscoggin River. During half-day excursions, with experienced guides, there are plenty of opportunities to swim and float as well as spy some local wildlife along the shore. More experienced rafters will enjoy the multiple Class III runs of the Magalloway River. And the truly adventurous will opt for the Class IV Kennebec River runs or the II-IV Rapid River, one of the steepest raftable rivers in Maine and featuring the Devil’s Hopyard, with a surprise around every corner.
CT River Whitewater Group 500x250 - Berkshire East Mountain Resort - Charlemont, MA
Berkshire East Mountain Resort

66 Thunder Mountain Road Charlemont, MA, 01339 Phone: 413-339-6617

White water adventure? It arrives on schedule in the Berkshires

Whitewater rafting enthusiasts know exactly when the water is going to churn and the foam is going to fly in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts. That happens on the day every year when the Bear Swamp generating station in the mountain foothills releases 1.7 billion gallons of water, thus turning the clear Deerfield River into a whitewater playground. You are invited to enter the playground via the guidance from experts at Berkshire East Mountain Resort in Charlemont. Highly trained rafting guides will take you on a rafting tour you will never forget. You choice of a tour could be a child-friendly float down along relaxed white water – no scary stuff here -- to runs down Class III and IV rapids known as Dragon’s Tooth and Terminator. Trips are offered April through October. Expect also to enjoy picnic lunches or barbecues, photos, and breathtaking scenery. Watch for wildlife!
Whitewater Trip 500x250 - Crab Apple Whitewater - The Forks, ME
Crab Apple Whitewater (ME)

3 Lake Moxie Road The Forks, ME, 04985 Phone: 800-553-7238

Family business takes you on a water adventure tailored to you tastes

A family-run business in operation since 1983, Crab Apple Whitewater gears up and guides guests on safe and affordable rafting trips that offer enough thrills for adventure junkies and easy water fun for kids and families. For big water action on the Kennebec, you can plunge through heart-pounding drops like “Three Sisters.” Even more thrilling is the Class IV-V “Poplar Hill Falls” on the Dead River. At the other end of the spectrum, enjoy a half-day of family rafting along six miles of easy whitewater with time out for swimming and floating. Enjoy wilderness views and stop, if you like, for a cookout. Then head back to the base camp to stay overnight and enjoy the pool, pub, restaurant and night-time paintball excursions.