Additional Trip Information

What to Bring:

For every trip you need:

  • Footwear – sandals w/ toe and ankle straps, watershoes, sneakers (flip-flops not recommended and not allowed on more aggressive trips)
  • Bathing suit or shorts
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes and shoes for after trip

Items for spring/fall & cool/rainy days:

  • ***Avoid cotton clothing – it cools the body when wet!
  • For feet: wool or fleece socks. Very important in spring!
  • For torso and legs: performance apparel (Under Armour, Dri-Fit), wool, fleece, capilene, polypropylene
  • Outer layer: wind jacket and pants are great for shedding water and can be worn over a wetsuit or fleece

Wetsuits

Clean, comfortable wetsuits and wetsuit boots will always be available for rent. Fleece and synthetics are extra warm under wetsuits and wetsuit boots. Wind jackets and pants can be worn over wetsuits to shed water and add warmth.

$$$:
Crab Apple on the Deerfield houses a fun store where you may purchase photos of your trip, a fine selection of apparel and souvenirs. A snack bar is also available with ice cream, snacks, soda, beer and wine.

Medications / Physical Limitations:
Always bring medications which you may need on the river i.e. asthma inhaler, bee sting kit, etc. Pregnant women, persons with a heart condition and anyone with a medical problem that could be affected by the heat, cold, exertion, excitement, etc. of a raft trip may not raft. We reserve the right to refuse anyone the opportunity to participate in any of our adventures because of a medical, physical or size limitation that we feel might expose them to extreme risk. Life jackets fit a chest size up to 58 inches. Contact our office with questions concerning these policies.

Local Accommodations and Attractions:
Go to our listing of Local Accommodations and Attractions for campgrounds, B&B’s, motels, hotels, inns and other local attractions.

Liability Waiver:
All rafters will be required to sign a waiver of liability before enjoying one of our trips. Download it here and bring it in completed the day of the trip to save time. Waiver

Massachusetts Accommodations & Local Attractions

Local Motels:

Giovanni’s Red Rose Motel Charlemont, Ma 413-625-2666

Chain Motels/Hotels:

Hampton Inn and Suites-Save 15% – Ask for Special Hampton Rate for Crab Apple guests Greenfield, M 413-773-0057

Holiday Inn North Adams, Ma 413-663-6500

Best Western  Northampton, Ma 413-586-1500

Red Roof Inn Save 15% –  Use promo code 617878 for Special Crab Apple Rate South Deerfield, Ma 413-665-7161

Country Inn Suites Holyoke, Ma 413-533-2100

Local B&B’s

Penfry Farm B&B Colrain, Ma 413-624-5516 Corner Porches B&B Ashfield, Ma 413-628-4592

Maple House B & B Rowe, Ma 413-339-0107

Johnson Homestead Shelburne Falls, Ma 413-625-6603

Kenburn Orchards B & B Shelburne, Ma 413-625-6116

The Nestle Inn Conway, Ma 413-268-8414

Birds Nest B&B Buckland, Ma 413-625-9523

Heaven’s Haven Charlemont, Ma 413-339-4274

Cavalier Cottage Pet Friendly Charlemont, Ma 413-625-2262

Group Retreat Accommodations:

Stump Sprouts Lodge Charlemont, Ma 413-339-4265

\Mello’s Retreat Center Jacksonville, Vt 802-368-2977

Remington Lodge Cummington, Ma 413-624-5493

Upscale Accommodations:

Mt Snow Ski Resort West Dover, Vt 800-498-0479

Country Inn at Jiminy Peak Hancock, Ma 800-882-8859

Deerfield Inn South Deerfield, Ma 413-774-5587

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Northampton, Ma 413-586-1211

Gateways Inn Lenox, Ma 413-637-2532

Brandt House Inn Greenfield, Ma 413-774-3329

West Winds Inn Greenfield, Ma 413-774-4025  

Campgrounds

Country Aire Campground Charlemont, Ma 413-625-2996

Peppermint Park Plainfield, Ma 413-634-5385

Savoy State Park Savoy, Ma 413-663-8469

Barton Cove Turners Falls, Ma 413-863-9300

Vacation Rentals

Serenity Stone Cottage Heath, MA 802-368-7855

Museums

Clark Art Institute Williamstown, Ma 413-458-2303

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art North Adams, Ma 413-662-2211

Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, Ma 413-498-4100

Outdoor Activities & Adventure

Ramblewild Aerial Adventure Park Lanesborough, Ma 413-499-9914

Jiminy Peak Outdoor Park Hancock, Ma 800-882-8859

Berkshire Horseback Adventures Lenox, Ma 413-637-9090

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