Deerfield River Portage
220 Stillwater Road
Deerfield, MA 01342
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Deerfield River Portage makes it easy for you to plan your lazy ride down the Deerfield River. Offering nearly four miles of slow-moving current, the Deerfield River is a great spot to drop your tube and begin your ride. Deerfield River Portage provides both tubes and transportation to the “put in” point. The cost of your ride also includes an extra tube to hold your cooler. When your ride is finished, Deerfield River Portage will pick you up and bring you back to your car.
Also located on the Deerfield River, Hyytinen Hollow Tubes offers a family-friendly experience as well as helpful amenities to make your day with the kids easy. If you are a family with young children, you also have the option of renting life jackets from Hyytinen. Onsite, you will find space for picnicking, and if needed, concessions from D&D’s Hot Dogs – perfect if you are tired from a long, active day.
Offering rafting trips for all experience levels, consider an organized rafting trip for your family or group with Crab Apple Whitewater. Tours are offered on either the Deerfield or Millers River in Massachusetts and also include lunch. For those with more experience in whitewater rafting, Crab Apple can organize a tour in Vermont or Maine. Check the website for more information about these options.
7 Main St.
Charlemont, MA 01339
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Zoar Outdoor offers guided rafting tours on the Deerfield, Millers, Concord and West Rivers in Massachusetts. If you are looking for a fully planned adventure including overnight accommodations and plenty of day activities to keep you busy, a tour with Zoar will give you just that and then some. Zip-lining, rock climbing and kayaking are also available as well. Reservations for all activities, including lodging, can be booked via the website.
If you are willing to take your tubing adventure a little south, head to Farmington River Tubing to take a ride down the popular Farmington River. Facilities onsite include restrooms and changing rooms. Ticket cost includes tube rental, life jacket and shuttle bus service. If you decide to take another trip down the river on the same day, you can do so for another $10. Riders can also save money by visiting on a weekday where the cost is reduced. On the day of your planned visit, be sure to call to determine river conditions and for continuing updates in the case of inclement weather.
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