Measuring the Streamflow of River Water for Whitewater Rafting

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…

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…

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
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…

Sep
10

Affordable Whitewater Rafting in Massachusetts

At Crab Apple, we believe that everyone should experience the adrenaline rush, see the stunning scenery, and feel the sense of pride that go along with completing a whitewater rafting trip. We want to share our passion with as many people as possible. To accomplish this, we offer several different affordable whitewater rafting trip options: Raft Off-Season Just like with most activities in the great outdoors, we offer both peak…

Sep
09

Preparing For Your Whitewater Rafting Trip with Crab Apple

Your whitewater rafting trip is right around the corner and you couldn’t be more excited. If you have the right gear with you, and you know what to expect going in, you won’t have anything to stress about—which means you have everything to enjoy. What to Wear Whitewater Rafting First, dress accordingly. The right outfit can make the difference between an extraordinary whitewater rafting trip and an average one. Start…