Six rafts on the frozen riverside in winter.

Water Temperatures on New England Rivers

Water Temperatures on New England Rivers On any whitewater rafting trip the rafters always are concerned about the temperature of the water. They want to know what to wear and bring on their rafting trip and definitely want to know if the water will be COLD – no one loves cold water. It is a … Continued


Family of 6 with guide in a whitewater raft on a river

How Inflatable Whitewater Rafts “Self Bail”

How Inflatable Whitewater Rafts “Self Bail” Guests often ask how the water leaves the boat in a “self bailing” raft. Many rafters assume there is some type of a electric bilge in the rafts, but it so much simpler than that. Self-bailing rafts were introduced in the early 1990’s and have become the industry standard. … Continued


Man cooking steaks on an outdoor grill

Meals on Crab Apple Whitewater’s Rafting Trips

Meals on Crab Apple Whitewater’s Rafting Trips Everyone knows whitewater rafting creates a big appetite! After paddling big whitewater all day in the sun or even just floating in tranquility taking in the scenery, stomachs always rumble in anticipation of what is to come. Food is always included in some form on all of Crab … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

Meet a Crab Apple Maine White Water Rafting Guide: Mike Foley

Meet a Crab Apple Maine White Water Rafting Guide: Mike Foley Many guides at Crab Apple Whitewater return every summer. Guests are often curious about how certain white water guides became involved in the rafting industry and what they do in the winters. Mike Foley has worked for Crab Apple Whitewater on The Kennebec and … Continued


Group of rafters wearing sunscreen and ready to get on the river.

Sun Protection & Waterproof Sunscreen Tips for Whitewater Rafting

Sun Protection for One-Day Whitewater Rafting Trip Safety is always the number one concern on a whitewater rafting adventure. Trust is placed in an outfitter to provide safe equipment, competent river guides and safe transportation to and from the river. There are also measures that the customer can take to add to the safety of … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

Tips for Using A GoPro on a One-Day Whitewater Rafting Trip

Tips for Using A GoPro on a One-Day Whitewater Rafting Trip Adventure activities such as Whitewater Rafting are perfect for GoPro footage. There are non-stop photo and video opportunities. You can great action and still shots of friends and family, the spectacular surroundings and the awesome rapids. If bringing your GoPro for your next river … Continued


River rapids in Jamaica State Park.

Adventures At Jamaica State Park & West River In Vermont

Adventure Activities in Vermont State Parks The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers schedules two water releases each year from Ball Mountain Dam for whitewater paddling on the West River. The dam release results in Class 2-4 whitewater paddling for kayaks, canoes and rafts. The center of activity during the whitewater release weekends is Jamaica State … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

Measuring the Streamflow of River Water for Whitewater Rafting

Questions that river guides hear all the time: How much water is going down the river on a rafting trip? How is it measured? River rafters often hear their river rafting guides throwing out numbers before or during a rafting trip… “the river is awesome today – it is at 6.4 feet” or “the river … Continued


Creedence Clearwater Revival disc cover.

Crab Apple’s Classic Rock Playlist for Your White Water Rafting Trip

Crab Apple’s Classic Rock Playlist You have a long drive in the morning to Crab Apple Whitewater for a great day of white water rafting. You need some river songs to get everyone psyched for the trip. Here’s a list of Ten Classic Rock Songs with the word “River” in the title. There are dozens … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

How to Dress for Whitewater Rafting

First time Whitewater Rafting Everyone loves to go on a white water rafting trip, but if you’ve never been on the water how do you know what to wear? No matter if you are rafting in Maine or Massachusetts, here are a few key things to do to prepare for your adventure./p> How to dress … Continued


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