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Our Lower Deerfield Family Raft Trip is great for younger rafters and their families as well as adults interested in easy whitewater and a unique way to see the scenery of the Deerfield River valley.

The Family Trip starts out with fun in “Roger Rapid” and “Cold River Rapids” and alternates with calm areas that are perfect for floating alongside the raft or splashing water at the other rafts.

Our Guides will keep everyone entertained with local history of the area and fun games for the kids. After rafting we serve a delicious meal overlooking the river at our base camp and check out photos from the raft ride.

Raft Capacity: Our rafts hold 6-7 paddlers. We have a few rafts that hold 8. Groups of 6, 7, or 8 will have a private raft. Groups with fewer than 6 may we joined by other parties.

Includes: Pre-trip safety instruction, professional guide, PFD and helmet, transportation to and from river, hearty meal (chicken, fish or veggie w/homemade salads, dessert, drinks), photo presentation of your adventure

Schedule: The Lower Deerfield Family Raft Trip runs from Memorial Day weekend in late May through through Labor Day weekend at the beginning of September on specific scheduled dam release dates. See booking calendar for availability.

Complete Your Massachusetts Crab Apple Experience

Why Choose Crab Apple For Massachusetts White Water Rafting?

“Crab Apple Rafting – Our New Annual Family Trip

Exceptional rafting experience! A family owned company that clearly takes pride in what it does. Extremely friendly staff who are welcoming and knowledgeable. Went above and beyond to make the rafting trip enjoyable for families of mixed ages. Always placed safety as a priority and the guides are well trained and competent. To top it all off, delicious meal provided! An absolute blast and we will be returning for sure. The exact kind of business and family adventure that you can feel good putting your money into.


My husband and I rafted with Crab Apple several times on the Kennebec River many years ago and had a blast. Now that our boys are 12, 10, and 8, we were ready to introduce them to rafting. We made reservations for a group of 14 from our neighborhood and had an AMAZING day on the Deerfield River. Our guides made the day safe and so much fun. We all had such a great time, and we can’t wait to raft with Crab Apple again!


You have a top-notch, well-trained excellent friendly crew through your entire operation and your dedication to the Crab Apple tradition shows.”

– Denny

Deerfield River Map

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Interactive map of western Massachusetts showing the Deerfield River

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