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Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours

7 Main St, Charlemont, MA 01339-9711
+1 800-532-7483
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Great white water canoeing instruction

My wife and I took a white water canoeing lesson at Zoar. Jim,was a terrific instructor, very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Loren K
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Great fun, and very safe!

My girlfriend and I went and had a great time. Our guides were Wayne and Jen, a great team. They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AresAvatar
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Milford, MA
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Since 1989, Zoar Outdoor has offered the best in New England white water rafting trips, zip line canopy tours, kayaking clinics, canoeing instruction, rock climbing classes and bike rentals for adventurers of all abilities, from beginners to experts. Based out of our convenient location in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, Zoar Outdoor river trips, canopy tours and instructional clinics are only 2 hours from Boston and New Haven and just 3 hours from Providence and New York City.
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7 Main St, Charlemont, MA 01339-9711
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I took a white water canoeing lesson at Zoar. Jim,was a terrific instructor, very patient and genuinely concerned about improving our skills. Moreover, the tone of the whole establishment was considerate and helpful; I'm guessing that some of that comes from the...More

Thank Loren K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I went and had a great time. Our guides were Wayne and Jen, a great team. They were both fun and kept us 100% safe. You are never in the course without being clipped to at least one line or anchor. After...More

1  Thank AresAvatar
Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your trip with Wayne and Jen. I will pass your compliments along to them. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I decided to go zip lining to celebrate my friend's birthday and it was an amazing experience. We had a group of 6 and it was our first time zip lining. It was very easy to make reservations. The staff were very...More

Thank iesharamos22
Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to hear that your friend had a zip line birthday party! I'll pass your feedback along to Amanda and Wayne. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I took the solo novice canoe lessons for two days in May.We took novice kayak lessons last year. We had an absolutely great time. Steve our instructor was enthusiastic and a great teacher. You will have a great time and white water...More

Thank Southpeak
Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback and I'm glad you had a great time with Steve. We see lots of families who learn to canoe or kayak and are able to enjoy the sport together for years. Hope to see you on the river soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Besides my sister and I there was on other couple making it a very intimate group. My sister and I were nervous but the instructors were amazing. HB and Alysia were always focused on the group's safety and we're able to ease the fears of...More

Thank jaebear
Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's great to hear that you had a fun day with HB and Alysia and I'm glad that you appreciated the interpretive piece of the tour. I'll pass your feedback along to them. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a two day kayak clinic (level II) at Zoar with two very skilled instructors, Dylan and Sean. They emphasized safety throughout and supplied any items we needed. They went carefully through their teaching plan on the river with much practice and critique, keeping...More

Thank FARYL W
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I live in Boston and didn't even know that we had nearby zip lining until looking on TripAdvisor. Zoar was awesome! Easy registration, great instructors, and a fun, almost three hour course. We had an awesome time and I can't wait to go back!

Thank Chad S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

At first I was very scared on doing this. I am one who is not good with roller coasters or heights, and I am one of THOSE Moms who questions everything. But Rubin and Wayne where TERIFFIC with me. They where very patient and took...More

1  Thank wjosephine32
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I was part of a group of sixteen who ranged in age from 11 upwards. We went in November 2016 on a warm and sunny day. We were split into two groups of eight. It takes just over three hours to complete the course which...More

1  Thank keithdarcy13
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I cannot begin to express the level of service we received when coming back to Zoar Outdoor (again). I am a hospitality major, and I know good service when I see it. ALL of Zoar staff consistently go out of their way to accommodate you....More

Thank Nikki C
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672erico
Can my 8yo son do this as well?
31 August 2016|
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Response from Maus10Wardsboro | Reviewed this property |
We did the easier trip with our 7 year old no problem
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Love-to-hike-anywhr
Hi! Thanks for the comparison! Which zipline, Zoar or Berkshire East, is more in the trees? Which is more open air?
17 August 2016|
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Response from laurapall | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely Zoar is the one in the woods and Berkshire east is open air on the ski slope.
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