River rapids in Jamaica State Park.

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 … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

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 … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

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 … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

Amazing Girl and Boy Scout Activities in Maine

Amazing Girl & Boy Scout Activities There are a lot of reasons to be a scout, like to learn valuable life skills, to build self-confidence, and to try new things. So when it comes time to plan girl and boy scout activities in Maine, you want something that can encompass all three of these reasons-and … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

Best Project Graduation Activities in Maine

What is Project Graduation? Project Graduation is a program offered by many high schools in the United States in which organized, adult-supervised and alcohol-free activities are offered as part of a post-graduation party, as an alternative to student-run events that may involve alcoholic beverages or other drugs. Events often last through the night and students … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

Whitewater Rafting the “Zoar Gap” in Massachusetts

Deerfield River – Zoar Gap Rapid Technical Data:Mile 5 below Fife Brook Dam Length:1500 feet Classification Levels:500cfs – 2,500cfs Class III – III+2,500+cfs Class IV Zoar Gap opens up as rafters pass the last turn below Negus Mountain on river left. A landscaped hillside on river right also comes into view where state agencies and … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

3 Steps to the Ultimate Outdoor Bachelor Party in Maine

3 Steps to the Ultimate Outdoor Bachelor Party in Maine Your best friend is getting married and you want to give him the best outdoor bachelor party Maine has ever seen. After all, he’s been there for you whenever you needed him, so now it’s your turn to return the favor. To say his outdoor … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

Whitewater Rapid Classifications in New England

Whitewater Rafting in Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont: Whitewater Rapid Classifications Thanks to the Safety Code of American Whitewater for this outline of the International Scale of River Difficulty. Crab Apple Whitewater Rafting and many of our individual white water staff and river rafting guides are members of American Whitewater, “a national non-profit organization with a mission … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

History of Crab Apple Whitewater & Original Whitewater Rafting Guides

Our History Crab Apple Whitewater was founded by Chuck and Sharyn Peabody in 1983. The Peabody’s first left Hingham on the south shore of Boston to find adventure in Maine in 1981. Chuck left steady work as a foreman in a rubber factory in Brockton and Sharyn gave up homemaking to relocate in The Forks. In … Continued


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