Rafting and Kayaking in Massachusetts Berkshires Charlemont, Massachusetts
Half/Full day whitewater rafting and kayaking trips on dam controlled Deerfield River. Family owned and operated since 1983, New England's largest whitewater outfitter. Fun guide staff, delicious food, state-of-the-art equipment, riverside base camps

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Crab Apple Whitewater is a family owned and operated adventure business in New England. Since 1983, we have offered a wide range of Mild to WILD river rafting trips for families and high adventure seekers in central Maine and the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. We have two beautiful, riverside base camps to keep our guests comfortable. Our guides are trained as family members and to treat each guest as the most important guest of the day...better guides mean better rides! We run trips on high water in the spring, on dam controlled Class 2-4 rapids in the summer and through fall foliage season. Let our family and Crab Apple staff show you the wonders of New England rivers.

River trips in the Berkshires run mostly on the dam controlled Deerfield River. Three sections of river offer WILD Class 3-4 rapids, an intermediate class 2 and 3 rapid stretch and a mild Class 1-2 stretch of river.

Action and Smiles

Typical Day

Full day adventures begins in the morning; between 9:30-11:00am and end aroung 4:00pm. Hal-f-day trips begin in the early afternoon and end around 6:00pm. Day includes: guide (on guided trips only), pre-trip instruction, equipment, transportation to and from river, hearty lunch, and slide and video presentation of your adventure.

Trips Run from Mild to WILD

Map & Directions

2056 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont, Massachusetts 1339
Points of Interest
Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking in the Berkshires
2056 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont, Massachusetts

Age range, type of group

We offer 15 different activites for rafters of all ages. Minimum age is 5, no maximum. We have programs for all types of groups: families, friends, corporate groups, adult goups, bachelor(ette) parties and youth organizations. Restrictions: Guests with current or past heart problems or expectant mothers.

Surfing at Hurricane Hole on the Deerfield

Sleeping and meals

In the northern Berkshires of western Massachusetts, our base rests along the banks of the Deerfield River. 1,000 feet of river frontage give you a great view as you eat a delicious cookout after conquering the rapids. The base also includes a fun store filled with souvenirs and a snack bar. Listings of area B&B's, campgrounds and motels can be found on our full website.


No care for pets is available on the premises. Our base is non-smoking. Outdoor decks are available for smoking. All of our facilities have state liquor licenses and outside beer and liquor is not allowed.

Minimum ages vary on all of our trips. They are low as 5 for a half-day mild trip up to 15 for our most aggressive trip.


Frank Mooney

Listing # RA-1261421
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USD $40 per trip
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