The Top 5 Things To Do In Maine In The Summer

Maine is a fantastic place to visit in the summer. With lots of outdoor adventures at every level, there is something for everyone. Maine offers white water rafting, waterfalls, hiking, art and everything else you could ever want to do outside.  Crab Apple Whitewater guests often ask what else there is to do during their … Continued


Whitewater Rafting is the Best Day Trip in New England for Summer Fun!

Let’s go whitewater rafting! We are all looking for something fun, safe and thrilling for this summer. What can we do to get away from the screens and into a natural setting that is beautiful and challenging? Let’s go WHITEWATER RAFTING!! Let’s consider the alternatives: Amusement parks – been there. Stood in lines for hours … Continued


Things to Do in Western Massachusetts this Summer

This Summer Visit Western Mass for Great Things to Do! Visiting the Berkshire Hills of Western Mass this summer? Here are some suggestions on things to do in the area – get outside and active with whitewater rafting, kayaking or hiking. Spend a rainy day in a renowned museum or head to a theatre for … Continued


High Volume & Low Volume Whitewater Rafting Rivers & Rapids

Primary Differences & Examples of High Volume & Low Volume Whitewater Rafting Rivers When researching or preparing for a rafting trip people often see the terms “high volume” or “low volume” whitewater in the descriptions of the rivers and rapids. Both types offer unique and similar features. Crab Apple Whitewater Rafting is fortunate that we … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

A Memory of Rafting With Dad

My Dad passed away this winter. He made it to 83 and we had 51 years together – a great run for both of us! Of course, reminiscing with family about great times together has filled lots of my time over the past few months. While I help run a rafting company and rafting was … Continued


Rich Shares 34 Years of Camaraderie on the River with Family & Friends

Rafting with Crab Apple is all about family – the Peabody & Mooney families and my family. I first rafted at age 40 in August 1984 on the Kennebec River and it was the last time I ever made the drive to do just one trip down the river. Subsequent trips always included two or … Continued


Meet World Champion Skier Paula Moltzan on Your Next Rafting Adventure

Each day raft guides hear the same question – “What do you do in the rafting off-season?” Answers range from local Students who relate their experience at the University of Massachusetts to weekend River Guides that are Engineers, Computer Programmers, and Educators during the week. One Crab Apple guide has a unique answer, “I am … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

Country Music Playlist for Your Next Rafting Trip

Headed for a long drive to the river and an exciting rafting trip? You’ll need some river songs to get you amped for a day of fun, sun and paddling. Below is a list of country songs with the word “river” in the title. Lots of options from Willie to Garth and beyond … here … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

What is the Best Footwear for Whitewater Rafting?

Choosing the Best Option! During 35 years of rafting New England rivers at Crab Apple Whitewater Rafting, we have seen guests show up with every type of footwear imaginable. Here are some that we have seen and our thoughts on each type: Open Toe Sandals – at one time the best option for rafters and … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

Whitewater Rafting in the Rain

Rafting in the Rain Rafting outfitters around the globe run commercial whitewater rafting trips in all types of weather – hot & sunny, cool & rainy, and everything in between. Since outfitters cannot control the weather, they are prepared for all kinds of conditions on the river and make recommendations to their guests on what … Continued


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