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Apr
10

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 Park. Paddlers flock to Jamaica State Park for the whitewater weekends that usually fall on…

Mar
15

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 is at an average Summer flow of 1,000cfs”. What do these numbers mean? Where do…

Feb
28

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

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 more, here are a few Crab Apple Staff favorites. You could also put together a list of Folk songs with…

Aug
18

End Your Summer Whitewater Rafting with Crab Apple

So… Summer’s nearly over, school’s about to start and you haven’t taken your annual family trip together. Don’t fret! Crab Apple Whitewater has met many families “in the same boat” as you. It’s not too late to tackle your favorite white water rafting trip with your favorite people, as well as some new boatmates and a fun and highly skilled guide. We always work with our guests to come up…

Aug
08

Turn Your Whitewater Rafting Trip into a Massachusetts Vacation

Whether you venture onto Millers River or join one of the many Deerfield River rafting trips, there is a world of action-packed, whitewater vacation fun throughout Massachusetts. Deerfield River – Fife Brook Section Rafting The Fife Brook on the Deerfield River gives new rafters a mild introduction to this adventure sport. This section of the river features Class I-III rapids, so there are still plenty of thrills for anyone to…

Jul
24

Turn Your Whitewater Rafting Trip into This Year’s Massachusetts Vacation

If you have decided to fold your whitewater rafting trip into your upcoming vacation, get ready for an action-packed adventure. Whether you venture onto Millers River or join one of the many Deerfield River rafting trips, there is a world of vacation fun all around you throughout Massachusetts. Start Planning Your Vacation Itinerary By Choosing Your White Water Rafting Trip It may help you plan the rest of your Massachusetts…

Jul
17

In the Water or on the Shore, Family Summer Adventures Await in Maine

If you’re looking for the perfect summer family adventure, it may be time to direct your attention to Maine. Crab Apple Whitewater, Inc. not only offers a full roster of whitewater rafting trips on its many rivers, but this family-owned company has also developed and adopted plenty of other fun activities in and out of the water. Maine Summer Family Adventures Our Maine whitewater rafting trips run from mid-April through…

Jun
26

Spend Your Upcoming Whitewater Rafting Trip in Maine with Crab Apple

Whether you’re new to whitewater rafting or are a seasoned paddler, you may be searching for your next site for adventure on the rapids. Consider the great state of Maine, where you can find a variety of outdoors adventures. What Type of Experience Can You Expect with Crab Apple Whitewater Rafting Trips? This family owned company specializes in providing unique experiences on the water. Formed in 1983, Crab Apple has…

Jun
15

River Raft Guide Training

River Raft Guide Training At the beginning of each season whitewater rafting outfitters around the world evaluate their returning river guides and make plans to train new staff to fill in the holes vacated by those that have moved on. Rafting is a seasonal business in most locations around the world and turnover is common. Guides leave after the season and some return for many more. However, many guides move…

Jun
06

5 Reasons to Plan a Family Rafting Trip

5 Reasons to Plan a Family Rafting Trip Trying to plan that next family adventure and can’t seem to decide on a location or event? It is challenging to plan vacations as the kids get older and their tastes change. Even more complicated is when you have a family of different aged youngsters and teens. A family river rafting trip with Crab Apple may be the event and destination you…