Trip at a Glance

5
Miles
15
Min Age
III-IV
Class

Pricing

TRIP DESCRIPTION

The Monroe Bridge trip is full of big waves and fast whitewater rafting action! The fun starts right below the Monroe Bridge dam with Class II warm-up rapids and then leads to a stretch of bigger Class III drops such as “Devil’s Odds” and “Landslide”. Along the way our expert white water rafting guides take time to play and work the river in a surfing hole or two or three! We LOVE surfing!

Half-way through the trip we take a break for a delicious snack. Time to rejuvenate some tired arms and get ready for the largest rapids of the trip. Also a chance to talk about the beauty of the river, possible wildlife sightings and enjoy the camaraderie with friends and family. We are living the dream as we sit along the banks of the Deerfield in a deep, forested gorge.

We leave our snack break spot and each rapid gets more exciting as the trip builds toward the final and most difficult rapids of the day, Class 4 “Dragons Tooth” and “The Terminator”. These Massachusetts White Water rapids require precise maneuvering by your guide and strong paddling by each rafter. Big drops and huge splashes through the raft will be captured on film, so paddle hard! Good runs through these Class IV rapids climax an awesome day of whitewater action in the Berkshires.

When the run is complete, it is back to Crab Apple for an amazing cookout with lots of options including homemade salads, desserts, bread and main courses. We wrap it up with a Slide Show of rafting action that includes big “whiteouts” in the rapids and memorable facial expressions of rafters as they paddle through the drops and waves.

Come check out the best trip in southern New England rafting this season!

Includes: Pre-trip safety instruction, professional guide, PFD and helmet, transportation to and from river, cookout at base after trip (steak, chicken, fish or veg. option w/homemade salads and dessert), photo presentation of your adventure.

Schedule: The Monroe Bridge Section trip runs 32 days each season between May and October. The list of 2020 dam release dates is below.

May 23, 24

June 14, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

July 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 19, 25, 26

August 1, 2, 8, 16, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30

September 5, 6, 12, 13

October 3, 4, 11

Complete Your Massachusetts Crab Apple Experience

Why Choose Crab Apple For Massachusetts White Water Rafting?

“FIRST TIME RAFTING, GUIDES WERE HILARIOUS, VERY EXPERIENCED AND TAKE SAFETY SERIOUSLY.

Top of the line gear and wonderful experience and beautiful wilderness. Overall a great time and recommend tremendously!”

– Kyle Dillion

AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

“The whole day was easy and so much fun! The staff was friendly, energetic and super helpful. I recommend this for any family.”

– Lauren Michaels Korn

CRAB APPLE IS CERTAINLY THE BEST RUN OUTFIT IN THE NORTHEAST

“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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