Trip Description & Overview

Deerfield River - Fife Brook Section Rafting
Class of Rapids: I-II-III
Minimum Age: 8
Length: 10 miles
River Time: 3-4 hours
Food: Lunch or Dinner

Fun, Easy Whitewater Rafting in Massachusetts

This beautiful rafting trip through mild whitewater is the perfect outing for families, friends, groups and youth organizations. Daily dam control ensures we start out with a bang at “Hurricane Rapid” followed by easy rapids such as “Sideways Splash”, "Freight Train" and "Pinball".

Calm rafting sections allow your guide to fill you in on local history and to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Berkshires. Midway through the rafting trip our self-bailing rafts approach the day's biggest rapid, "Zoar Gap”. The river suddenly narrows and drops for the fastest and most fun rapid of the day.

After safely navigating this exciting Class III stretch, the second half of the rafting trip includes fun river rapids such as “Slam Dance” and “Cold River Rapid” as well as opportunities to get out of the boat and float or engage in team water fights. Click the "Video" button below for a quick look at this super fun trip!


Our new website is under construction. When complete, there will be several new trip options on the Fife Brook Section of the Deerfield. For now, you may book the standard 10 mile trip that we have run on this stretch in the past (10 miles on the river with picnic lunch included. Total trip time of 6 hours). By clicking on the "Make Reservations/Check Availability" button below, you can see which dates have this ten mile trip available and you may book that trip online immediately. However, if your preferred date is shown as "Unavailable" or you are interested in our new 7 mile trips (7 miles on the river with lunch included on AM trips and cookout included on PM trips. Total trip time 5 hours.) that are offered in the morning and afternoon on most days during our season, please call to learn more about these trips and book with a friendly reservationist (most likely a family member!) at 1-800-553-7238.


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My wife and I visited your Massachusetts facility and went on the Deerfield River Fife Brook section trip.

“Owning my own business, I know you must often hear complaints long before compliments which prompted me to write. My wife and I were concerned about white water rafting with our kids because we have an autistic son and didn’t know how he would respond to rafting. Our guide that day was Tom. Tom was able to make our son…feel comfortable and seemed to connect with him in a way we don’t often see people connect to him. Robbie had a wonderful day and even days later mentions his friend Tom. My daughter was nervous as well and was put at ease by Tom. Overall, our family had a great day due to how well Tom did and how well he connected to our children.”


We went rafting on the Deerfield yesterday.

“Frank, who gave all the pre-trip directions, was great! We were very impressed from the start! Our guide, Al, was a blast! We had all adults in our boat so we had a ton of fun! Al made our trip very enjoyable!”



Our California side of the family just left...

“And your trip was the highlight of their stay; and the first thing they mention when talking about what they did in Massachusetts! We have never been on a more smoothly run adventure! The excellent lunch and delicious homemade brownies were frosting on the cake! The boys are already researching your “more challenging” trips for next year…we will gladly spread the word of your family service and company to all we meet.”



This was our first time ever river rafting.

“Jen, our guide, was so fun and enthusiastic. She made it fun for both the kids and adults. We were also impressed with her attention to safety. In fact, every one of the guides was very professional and friendly... Our pictures from Zoar Gap are already up on the wall!”

Sue, Bill, Katie and Billy , West Springfield, MA



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