Directions to Crab Apple

Massachusetts Whitewater Rafting Group Pricing

Group Pricing

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Massachusetts Whitewater Rafting Specialty Trips

Specialty Trips Available

Check out our Multi-Day trips if one day of fun is not enough. Or look at our Wilder+ Options if you looking for a more aggressive rafting challenge.

Multi-Day Trips

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Crab Apple Lodging in Massachusetts

Lodging

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Stand-Up Paddleboard Rentals in Massachusetts

Stand-Up Paddleboard Rentals

The sport of Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding has exploded. Stand-Up paddling originated in Hawaii and has traveled around the globe.

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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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Directions to Charlemont, Massachusetts

2056 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont, MA 01339    Phone: 413-625-2288

Important Timing Note: Please consult a map along with our directions. Due to schedules from power company dams, we have a limited window to meet our trips. It is your responsibility to arrive on time. The trips cannot wait for latecomers.

MAPQUEST: Mapquest directions to our location are inaccurate. Please follow the directions below for easy travel to Crab Apple.

GPS systems: We have found that GPS systems often give inaccurate information to our location adding time and frustration to your travel time. Please follow the simple directions below.

Massachusetts

FROM BOSTON: 2 OPTIONS

Approximate time 2.5 hours—Take Rte 2 West directly to Charlemont. Our base is on Rte 2. Be careful, Rte 2 converges with I-91 just before Greenfield, MA. Follow Rte 2 / I-91 South for 2 miles. Take exit 26 in Greenfield and continue on Rte 2 West. Our base is about 11 miles west of Greenfield on the left side of Rte 2.

Approximate time 2.5 hours—Take I-90 West to I-91 North in Springfield. Proceed North to exit 26 in Greenfield, Ma. Go around the rotary and pick up Rte 2 West. Our Base is about 11 miles west of Greenfield on the left side of Rte 2.

FROM WORCESTER: 2 OPTIONS

Approximate time 1.5 hours—Take Rte 190 North to Leominster.  Then take Rte 2 West directly to Charlemont. Be careful, at one point Rte 2 converges with I-91 just before Greenfield, MA. Follow Rte 2 / I-91 South for 2 miles. Take exit 26 off of Rte 2 / I-91 and continue on Rte 2 West. Our base is about 11 miles west of Greenfield on the left side of Rte 2.

Approximate time 1.5 hours—Take I-90 West to I-91 North in Springfield. Take I-91 North to exit 26 in Greenfield, Ma. Go around the rotary and pick up Rte 2 west. Our base is about 11 miles west of Greenfield on the left side of Rte 2. 

FROM PITTSFIELD OR LENOX:

From Pittsfield: Approximate time 1 hour, 15 minutes
Rte 7 North to Rte 2 East in Williamstown, MA. Follow Rte 2 East thru Williamstown and North Adams. Continue on Rte 2 around hairpin curve and through Florida, Massachusetts. Continue on Rte 2 until reaching the village of Charlemont. Continue 6 miles East to Crab Apple - our base is on the right side of Rte 2.

From Lenox: Approximate time: 1 3/4 hours — Begin north to Rte 7 North. Follow Rte 7 North to Rte 2 East in Williamstown, MA. Follow Rte 2 East thru Williamstown and North Adams. Continue on Rte 2 around hairpin curve and through Florida, Massachusetts. Continue on Rte 2 until reaching the village of Charlemont. Continue 6 miles East to Crab Apple - our base is on the right side of Rte 2.

FROM WILLIAMSTOWN: Approx. time - 45 minutes
Rte 2 East through Williamstown and North Adams. Continue on Rte 2 around hairpin curve and through Florida, Massachusetts. Continue on Rte 2 until reaching the village of Charlemont. Continue 6 miles East to Crab Apple - our base is on the right side of Rte 2.

FROM SPRINGFIELD:

Approximate time 1 hour—Take I-91 North to Exit 26 in Greenfield. Go around the rotary and pick up Rte 2 west. Our base is about 11 miles west of Greenfield on the left side of Rte 2.

Connecticut

FROM HARTFORD:

Approximate Time 1 1/2 hours—Take I-91 north to Exit 26 in Greenfield, Ma. Go around the rotary and pick up Rte 2 west. Our base is about 11 miles west of Greenfield on the left side of Rte 2.  

Rhode Island

FROM PROVIDENCE:

Approximate time 2 1/2 hours—Take 95 North to Rte 146 North. Follow into Massachusetts and pick up I-90 West. Follow to Exit 4 Springfield and pick up I-91 North. Take I-91 North to Exit 26 in Greenfield, Ma. Go around the rotary and pick up Rte 2 West. Our base is about 11 miles west of Greenfield on the left side of Rte 2.

Vermont

Take I-91 South to Exit 26 in Greenfield, MA. Go around the rotary and pick up Rte 2 west. Our base is about 11 miles west of Greenfield on the left side of Rte 2.  

New Hampshire

FROM CONCORD:

Approximate time 2 1/2 hours—Take Rte 3 South to Rte 495 in Massachusetts. Follow 495 South and pick up Rte 2 West in   Littleton, Ma. Follow Rte 2 West directly to Charlemont. Be careful, Rte 2 converges with I-91 just before Greenfield, MA. Follow   Rte 2 / I-91 South for 2 miles. Take Exit 26 off of Rte 2 / I-91 and continue on Rte 2 West. Our base is about 11 miles west of Greenfield on the left side of Rte 2.

New York

FROM ALBANY:

Approximate Time 2 hours
New York State Thruway I-87 North  to Exit 6, Route 2 East in Latham. Take Route 2 East through Troy and over the mountains and down into Williamstown, Massachusetts. Follow Rte 2 East thru Williamstown and North Adams. Continue on Rte 2 around hairpin curve and through Florida, Massachusetts. Continue on Rte 2 until reaching the village of Charlemont. Continue 6 miles East to Crab Apple - our base is on the right side of Rte 2.

FROM NEW YORK CITY:

Approximate time 3 1/2 to 4 hours—Leave city and pick up 95 North. Follow to New Haven and pick up I-91 North. Take I-91 North to Exit 26 in Greenfield, Ma. Go around the rotary and pick up Rte 2 west. Our base is about 11 miles west of Greenfield on the left side of Rte 2.