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Address: 2056 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont, MA 01339
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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Scenic and Thrilling River Adventure!

Crab Apple has a first-class operation. From the beginning of the day to the final oar stroke everything runs like clockwork; all within a friendly atmosphere for all ages. Our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
thestandardcrew
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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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Barnstable, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Crab Apple has a first-class operation. From the beginning of the day to the final oar stroke everything runs like clockwork; all within a friendly atmosphere for all ages. Our trip down the river from Fife Brook Dam was absolutely gorgeous. This stretch of the Deerfield River, held in by steep tree-lined slopes with almost zero human habitation, feels very... More 

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Nice review, thanks so much! The Deerfield River is so beautiful and fun and provides an exciting adventure with a great guide in the raft. Thanks for noticing that our staff is fun and professional and clearly love what they do! More 

Connecticut
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76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I saw a Groupon for Crab Apple's funyaking trips early in the Summer and thought yup, let's give this a try! I purchased a deal for two people -- a single funyak each -- and surprised my boyfriend with the road trip up from southern Connecticut. We both loved it! As almost all other reviews state, the staff are exceptionally... More 

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and good call picking up the Groupon for our Funyak trip. We go out every day on the summer after a dam water release and enjoy an 8 mile float. Assisted by our friendly staff it is always a great day on the river! thanks again - come back for some rafting on the BIG rapids... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We had a day fantastic day out on the Deerfield river. The guide was fantastic and informative. We all enjoyed the banter between boats and the water fight at the end. Thanks.

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Crab Apple and for leaving a review. We look forward to your next trip! More 

Stratford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

From the second we pulled into the parking lot we were greeted with a smile and directed where to go, what to do. Everything was organized, well timed, well thought out. The staff were all excellent. They made you feel comfortable and part of a team throughout the process. They encourage a family atmosphere. My son (age 19) and I... More 

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We work hard to keep the pace of the trips moving with our awesome staff and their keen attention to every detail. Our family loves showing folks the beauty of the river - so a quick thank you note after the trip is part of how we thank you for making it possible to live... More 

Snohomish, Washington
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61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We took the Monroe Bridge trip on the Deerfield River, and it was far more exhilarating than I imagined! On certain days, the Deerfield River dam is opened up, turning a rather placid stretch of river into a raging torrent. Our rafts moved quickly through several series of rapids that required coordinated paddling on our part and skilled steering on... More 

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Ha ha, thanks for the thorough and funny review of us (and you!). The Monroe Bridge Class 4 rapid stretch of the Deerfield is awesome, glad you chose that trip! Sounds like the rapids won for a short while but all ended well with our skilled guides. Thanks also for noting that equipment is top notch and matches our great... More 

Millwood, New York
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71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Went there with as a group of 6 for the Class I and Class II rafting tour. While the river at that point is not very exciting, the tour guide (a UMass student) was great and engaged everyone with conversation throughout the ride. Snacks could be upgraded but that is the only complaint I have about the tour. Definitely recommended

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We hope you return for some bigger rapids in the future. Our provided snack of granola bars, fruit snacks and several drink options is standard for that shorter and milder trip. Other trips include picnic buffets and full cookouts so check them out on a future adventure! More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Crab Apple Whitewater does it right. They put people at ease with clear instruction and a personable approach to the excursion. I won't soon forget that when broaching the subject of capsizing (the idea of which can be kind of scary), she (I can't believe I forgot her name!) said, "...you may find it difficult to get back in the... More 

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and for joining Crab Apple for our Deerfield River funyak trip. It is a beautiful 8 mile trip that ends right at our riverside location and passes through mild whitewater and beautiful scenery. Glad you enjoyed your first trip with us and we look forward to your next trip on bigger rapids! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

While it was not my first trip white water rafting, I really enjoyed my experience riding through the twists and turns of the Deerfield River. It is an excellent place to raft for anyone new to rafting and those who are more experienced. Thank you to the company for making every aspect of my trip great and to an amazing... More 

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. We do host new and experienced rafters every day on milder and more aggressive trips. We love both experiences and good river guides like Ryan make it fun every day. Thanks again - see you next trip! More 

New York City, New York
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

So my wife says: "let's do a rafting trip before the summer ends " i do a quick google search and this Monroe Bridge trip, class 2 to 4 rapids only 4 hrs away from NYC in Greenfield MA: but 2 concerns: 1 am i crazy to bring my friends and family (4 couples) to an unknown outfitter and an... More 

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, it means a lot from an experienced rafter such as yourself. It is hard to believe that there are great rapids in the Berkshires of western Mass. Glad you found us and had a great day with $$$ - a 15 year guide at Crab Apple. He knows all of the holes to surf, waves... More 

Massachussetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Today did very first ever whitewater rafting trip. Highly recommend it and I am the farthest thing from athletic or in shape. The entire crew was amazing welcoming to newcomers and the rapids were amazing. Huge shout out to Jeff Lamay an amazing patient caring guide. He had a boat full of newbies and was supportive encouraging and empowering.if you... More 

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appleraft, Owner at Crab Apple Whitewater, responded to this review

Hello SS Nurses - Thanks for the great review. You were a great group who conquered some fears and vanquished the Class 3-4 rapids of the Deerfield this weekend. Good for you!! And thanks for letting us know that the experience was made by your guide, Jeff who made it safe and fun for all! See you next trip! More 

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