Deerfield River – 1/2 Day Family Raft Trip


Rapid Classification
River Time (Hours)
Minimum Age
 Riverside snack
Add cookout after trip:
Adult $12 Children $10

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Massachusetts Whitewater Rafting FAQs

Commonly Asked Questions

  What is the best time to raft?

SPRING because of higher water, bigger rapids and LOWER PRICES. Spring also brings a beautiful array of color and blooms.
SUMMER because water levels are guaranteed on our DAM CONTROLLED RIVERS and the water warms to 70 degrees and higher.
FALL because the water is still comfortable, the crowds are gone and the foliage is spectacular!
In other words, there is no "best" time to raft. All three seasons offer special features.

  Can I request my guide?

Please do! Our guides look forward to taking their favorite crews down the river again and again. But please remember that your favorite Crab Apple guide may already be requested or have other commitments preventing us from making any guarantees

  Do trips run in the rain?

Raft trips will not be cancelled due to weather unless Crab Apple deems that travel to the river from base camps or safety on the river will be compromised. Cancellations would be decided the morning of a trip at Crab Apple and full refunds issued.

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Deerfield River Half-Day Family Rafting

Our afternoon Guided Family Raft Trip is great for younger rafters and their families as well as adults interested in easy whitewater and a unique way to see the scenery of the Deerfield River valley. During eight miles on the river you'll enjoy a combination of floating, splashes of whitewater, opportunities for swimming and a riverside snack. Your guide will take you on the best route to enjoy the float parallel to the historic Mohawk Trail, ending the trip behind our riverside base camp.

Our Self-Guided Raft Trip follows the same route as the guided trip, but puts you in charge. This is a popular option for groups of 4-6 who want to share the afternoon together. Navigate your raft through the small rapids any way you like, jump in for a swim or just float and enjoy the scenery.


Thanks so much ...

“Our students continue to talk about the intensity of the experience and the exciting day they had...Experiences like this make better kids!...You made our group feel extremely special and treated each one of us with respect and care. Though many students were nervous before the trip, not one has expressed a moment where they felt insecure or unsafe. That is purely a credit to the ability of your guides to care for children and make them feel that they are in good hands.”

Greg W - Hingham, Mass. Middle School Adventure Club

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