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Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours

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Address: 7 Main Street, Charlemont, MA 01339
Phone Number: 800-532-7483
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Since 1989, Zoar Outdoor has offered the best in New England white water...

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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Whitewater rafting

We all had a great time at Zoar Outdoor during our family vacation. Even our 3 teenagers had huge smiles in the pictures while we navigated the river. Highly recommend this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Angie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We all had a great time at Zoar Outdoor during our family vacation. Even our 3 teenagers had huge smiles in the pictures while we navigated the river. Highly recommend this particular rafting experience!

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Thank Angie C
Woodstock, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although the Zoar Gap description states that participants will encounter raging whitewater, this is an overstatement. While they may encounter Class II & III rapids a few sporadic times, the trip is relatively calm. It would also benefit the customers to have similar ages or athletic abilities placed together in the rafts. Placing teenage boys with a young family (with... More 

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Thank KLM9671
Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our Zoar Gap trip. I'm sorry you were disappointed in the difficulty of the rapids, but we try to describe them honestly while also capturing the excitement that many people feel while rafting through them. As a result of your feedback, we will review our online description. Again, I appreciate your feedback and hope... More 

Otis, MA
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of my wife's family was down from Canada, including two boys ages 14 and 11 (along with my wife, myself, and their mother, mid 30s and up), so we booked a canopy tour. Wow. I'm NOT a heights guy, but the guides and staff were outstanding at making sure we were properly equipped, properly trained, and understood how safe... More 

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Thank Ernie L
Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback and I'm glad you had a great day on the canopy tour. A lot of our guests are pleasantly surprised with how comfortable they become with the heights on the canopy tour. It's great to hear that Dave and Mike helped make your day a success! More 

West Halifax, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time here today. Grampo (75) and two grand daughter's 12 and 14 and it was so fun.Seems well run, very good training before you zip, everyone was happy .Nicest young staff ever!!!!We loved it.

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Thank Bellaluna64
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of four went for a canopy tour after having an excellent time here a few years back. The lines do not disappoint, for anyone who's interested in some adventure. The staff is very kind and our two guides, Mike and Ben, helped make it an enjoyable experience.

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Thank xoxalynicole
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I were visiting family from out of state so this "adventure" was a surprise for both of us. Both of our guides were terrific young ladies, very safety oriented, and really knew how to make us feel at ease. Needless to say we had a blast and it was the best three hours spent in one day.... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scheduled our family of eight on the Deerfield Dryway run in June and it was the highlight of our week-long vacation. Our ages ranged from 14 to 55 and everyone had a great time. Our youngest was a little nervous at first but handled the trip fine. The guides are fun, skilled and safety conscious. I've been on half a... More 

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Thank wingator
Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this review

I'm glad you had a chance to experience the Dryway. We love this stretch of river and it's great to hear how it compared to other river trips you've done. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Derby, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I drove out to Western MA. towards the Berkshires after having made reservations for Ziplining. All the contact I had in regards to setting up my adventure and camping was handled by extremely personable and helpful staff. I would say this is an intermediate level Zip tour starting easy and working up to some great speed with sky bridges and... More 

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Thank Tetonted1995
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a trip I would recommend for adventure people. The staff over at Charlmonte make everyone in your group feel safe and secure during the entire trip. The only downside to our trip was that we were underdressed for the occasion, up in the trees is much much more cooler than on the group and its best to... More 

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Thank Daniella G
Worthington, MA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our friends from Rochester came out for the weekend and wanted to do something special to celebrate a birthday. White Water Rafting on the Deerfield River was chosen and we made reservations.The evening before, we got a call that set the departure time back an hour to coordinate with the beginning of the discharge of water from the... More 

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Thank Norman S
Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this review

I'm glad you had a great day on the river and I appreciate your description of your trip and the things that stood out to you. As you point out, there is some interesting history along the way and the river below Bear Swamp has some gorgeous scenery. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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