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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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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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“zoar gap” (17 reviews)
“rafting trip” (20 reviews)
“the river” (34 reviews)
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7 Main St, Charlemont, MA 01339-9711
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"zoar gap"
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"rafting trip"
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"the river"
in 34 reviews
"white water rafting"
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"cookies"
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"canopy tour"
in 12 reviews
"cabin tents"
in 3 reviews
"great rafting"
in 4 reviews
"family vacation"
in 3 reviews
"class rapids"
in 8 reviews
"safety briefing"
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"afraid of heights"
in 5 reviews
"awesome experience"
in 5 reviews
"last weekend"
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"own pace"
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"can't wait to go back"
in 7 reviews
"super fun"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came with a group of seven including thee children. The team done great work for finding us a great rafting tuned to our family. They sincere efforts to accomedate our group needs, they were nice relaxed and helpful. Brian, the manger of the activities...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an excellent time. Tim K was our guide rafting and Jen & Sara we our guides zip lining. All 3 of these guides are top notch and very competent. They made us feel at ease and we’re capable of clear and concise communication...More

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

Thanks for your review. I'm glad you had fun with your guides and that they combined competence with connection. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Six family members out for rafting and dinner on the Deerfield -- guide Corey was capable and responsive to wide age range of guests. Would be more exciting with water a little lower, but just right for our group.

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Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review! The water levels have been high with the rain we've had lately. That tends to make some places more exciting and some less exciting, but I'm glad your family had a good time. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend their Zoar Gap rafting trip. We had a fantastic time throughout the day and the staff was beyond helpful and friendly starting from the moment we pulled into the parking lot. And our guide, Jake, was terrific. A very memorable day for our...More

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

Thanks for posting a review and I'm glad to hear you had a fun day on Zoar Gap. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on the Dryway whitewater rafting trip with Zoar Outdoor and had a great time. The Dryway option is the more challenging whitewater rafting option offered, with class IV rapids. The guides were terrific; adventurous, fun and safety-first (thanks Kurt). The Dryway is certainly...More

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

Thanks for your review. Your description of the difference between the Dryway and Zoar Gap is accurate and reflected in the minimum age (for the Dryway it's 14 and for the Gap it's 7). I hope we'll be able to host you again for another...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you walk in the door, the staff is attentive and confidence building, great experience. Make a reservation.

Thank ElaineL63Sunshine
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Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our staff. Hope we'll see you again!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Our family of 4 (includes a 13 year old girl and 12 year old boy) did the Zoar Gap trip earlier this week. With rapids from class 1-3 it was a great experience for our kids. In the flatter stretches there are opportunities to float...More

Thank Katie L
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Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Nice to hear that you had a fun raft trip with us. Zoar Gap is a great trip for connecting with family and friends and I'm glad your family was able to enjoy a day together on the river. I will pass your review along...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2018

My wife and I have traveled the country for rafting trips from Montana to North Carolina and West Virginia and Zoar outdoor ranks right up there with the best of them. The staff was professional, hilarious and warm. There were some first timers on the...More

Thank rdooley78
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Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I appreciate your review and comparison to other raft trips around the country. We feel that great staff are the key to a great rafting experience, and I'm glad you enjoyed the staff members on your trip. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Angela F
July 19, 2017|
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Response from Bruce L | Property representative |
Yes, there are showers available for after the trip. They are coin operated (a quarter is about 4 minutes) in order to conserve water. Hope to see you soon!
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672erico
August 31, 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
August 17, 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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