This half-day guided rafting float trip on the Deerfield River is the perfect active recreation to add to your family vacation in New England or to create an adventure getaway with your kids. With a minimum age of 5 allowed on the Zoar family float trips, you can show your children the fun and thrill of rafting as they learn to paddle, perhaps for the first time.
Zoar Outdoor's family rafting trips showcase the beauty of the lower Deerfield River as it meanders through farmland and the rolling Berkshire foothills along the historic Mohawk Trail. Their professional river guides provide insight into the natural and cultural history of the area. With opportunities to swim and splash in the waters of the Deerfield, this trip provides a wonderful afternoon adventure for families, scout and camp groups.
Float Trips meet at 3:30 pm and usually finish by 7:00 pm. You'll stop along the way for a light dinner served riverside, often on Skip Rock Island.
Guests watch a safety video before each trip.
Zoar Outdoor provides helmets, pfd's and paddles. Wetsuits are available to rent.
The Deerfield river is dam controlled so whitewater flows are available spring, summer and fall.