The Zoar Gap trip meets at our base in Charlemont, Massachusetts at 10:30 a.m (Be sure to check your confirmation email for the exact meeting time of your trip). Please try to be on time, since we must work within the schedule of water releases. You will be required to read and sign a release of liability at this time. All guests will be required to wear a Zoar Outdoor issued PFD (Personal Flotation Device) and helmet. You will also be provided with a paddle. We raft a ten-mile section of class II and III whitewater on the Deerfield River in Northwestern Massachusetts. We put in below the Fife Brook Dam and finish the trip at our base camp in Charlemont, MA. The trip usually takes 6 hours, including registration, transportation to the river, swimming stops, a picnic lunch served on the river, and a slide show of your run through the biggest rapids. You should expect to spend about 3 to 4 hours on the river.
This trip comes with a picnic-style lunch, and a spread of chips & salsa, hummus or black bean dip, fresh baked rolls with choices of cold cuts and cheeses, as well as lettuce, tomato, condiments, and dessert and a drink. Lunch on this trip may sometimes be served later in the day due to water release times, weather, or other factors beyond our control.