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May
24

Use of Drones by Crab Apple

2017 Blog – Drones Drones are being used more and more to film adventure experiences such as whitewater rafting and kayaking. Many believe that drone footage works best when filmed in remote locations where interference from others in the shot is unlikely. Therefore, drone cameras fit in perfectly with outdoor adventure sports such as whitewater rafting and kayaking! Drone technology, size and pricing have evolved so that professional level drones…

May
17

Maine’s Best Whitewater Rapids

5 of Maines Best Whitewater Rapids The most famous rapid in Maine white water rafting is “Magic Falls”. Featured about 3 miles into the Kennebec River, Magic Falls is a large class 4 rapid. Approximately ½ a mile long, Magic features a 16ft slide into a large raft eating hole. If the rafter makes it through they then need to navigate “The House Wave” and other large crashing waves down…

May
04

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 – Whitewater rafting is what people like to call a “wet sport.” One thing that…

Apr
18

What to Expect While Whitewater Rafting

5 Things You Should Expect While Whitewater Rafting The first thing guests should always expect on any whitewater rafting trip with Crab Apple is an unlimited amount of fun. All rafting adventures with Crab Apple Whitewater come with a recipe for smiles and memories that you’ll remember forever. Our staff specializes in customer service and safety ensuring that you’ll have the most fun that the river will provide. Guaranteed water…

Apr
03

Outdoor Activities in the Berkshire Mountains

The Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts offer a long list of outdoor and adventure activities for visitors. The natural beauty and varied terrain of the Berkshires is well-suited to a range of activities that will immerse you in the wilderness. Some activities provide tranquil views and remote quiet while others provide big thrills and adrenaline rushing excitement. On the quieter side the Berkshires features many short hikes with great views…

Mar
17

Team Building for College Groups

Team Building for College Groups College groups looking for fun outings should consider the importance of a team dynamic in their choice of trip or adventure. Amusement parks are fun, but the activity is provided and passive – not much chance to work together and complete a challenge or improve the experience through the skills or effort of the group. Similarly, a trip to an athletic event or concert are…

Mar
08

Summer Camp Whitewater Rafting Trips

Summer Camp Blog Summer Camp Program Directors are always looking for exciting trips that will thrill their campers and counselors. It can be difficult to find activities to engage teens and “tweens”. This age group is looking to escape the confines of camp and experience something new and exciting with their closest friends. Similarly, summer camp staff are eager to leave “campus” and take the kids for an event that…

Feb
09

The Connection Between Skiing and Rafting

The Connection Between Skiing and Rafting I have coached and trained new river rafting guides for over 25 years at Crab Apple Whitewater. When a new applicant includes Skiing and/or Ski Racing on their application then I know we have a chance at a great new team member and whitewater rafting guide. The connection between skiing and whitewater rafting is natural. In both sports the athlete reads the terrain ahead…

Nov
21

Which Whitewater Rafting Adventure Should You Give?

Adventure gifts are one of the best ways to show someone that you care. Instead of buying them a material item that will likely end up stored on a shelf for years to come, experience gifts provide them with an incredible adventure that will create memories to last a lifetime. At Crab Apple, we know how awesome white rafting adventure gifts can be, which is why we offer several whitewater…

Oct
12

Coolest Whitewater Rafting Gadgets

3 Cool White Water Rafting Gadgets That Come in Handy When you are preparing for your white water rafting trip, surely you will bring along the basics-like a camera, swimsuit, sunscreen, and water shoes-but there are few additional white water rafting gadgets that you may want to pack in order to make the most of your experience: Waterproof Binoculars for Incredible Viewing To fully immerse yourself in the beauty around…