Your Day on the Miller's River
Crab Apple on the Deerfield - 2056 Mohawk Trail Charlemont, MA 01339
On super busy summer days, parking can get tight at Crab Apple, so please carpool whenever possible.
GPS, navigation systems and Mapquest often give innaccurate directions to our location. We are very easy to find on Rte 2. Please consult a map and follow the directions below for easy travel to Crab Apple.
This trip meets at different times - check your confirmation for your trip time and plan to check in up to 30 minutes before the trip time. Please consult a map along with our directions. Please be on time, since we must work within the schedule of water releases decided on by the power company.
- Meet at appropriate trip time
- Lifejacket and helmet fitting - (all guests must wear a Personal Floatation Device and helmet issued by Crab Apple)
- Safety lecture and paddling instruction
- Bus ride to put-in
- Raft 3 miles in Class II-III whitewater
- "The Funnel" rapid - Class III/IV
- Riverside snack
- Continue 4 miles in Class II-III whitewater
- Take out and ride back to Crab Apple
- Hearty picnic lunch
- Slide presentation of trip
What to Bring:
For every trip you need:
- Bathing suit or shorts
- Warm wool/fleece socks
- Warm hat
- Warm, layered clothing
- For torso and legs: wool, fleece, capilene, polypropylene
- Outer layer: wind jacket and pants are great for shedding water and can be worn over a wetsuit
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. Contact our office with questions concerning these policies.
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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