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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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Father Son Whitewater Kayak Outing

My son and I took the 2-day Novice Whitewater Kayak Clinic at Zoar from June 25-26, 2014. Although... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2014
Stephen S
Intermediate Kayaking

I did the River and Roll clinic and the Intermediate River Clinic. I learned a ton, felt safe, and... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2014
Gale M
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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 June 30, 2014

My son and I took the 2-day Novice Whitewater Kayak Clinic at Zoar from June 25-26, 2014. Although Kayaking is more work than I initially thought we had a great time spending two days on the Deerfield River. Our guides, Dylan and Rodney, made the...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

I did the River and Roll clinic and the Intermediate River Clinic. I learned a ton, felt safe, and had fun. This is a great river for stepping it up safely, and the kayak school staff is attentive, kind, and really good at figuring out...More

Thank Gale M
Reviewed June 28, 2014

It's Zoar Outdoors staff that makes the customer experience outstanding. These are people that understand how to provide exciting adventure experiences while never neglecting their clients safety. Janet is the Mary Poppins of the white water instruction community. It's always a jolly holiday.

Thank Edward M
Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you're looking for a good rafting experience this is probably the best in MA. The zip lining was ok, not as exciting as I thought it would be but definitely worth trying if you've never done it before.

Thank Derek C
Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had a great time with Zoar! We have 2 sons, ages 9 and 12, and this was our first whitewater rafting trip as a family. We chose the Zoar Gap - Class II-III because the minimum age is 7. I thought it was a...More

2  Thank Landoryan
Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

Thanks for your review. I'm glad your family was able to enjoy the Zoar Gap trip. It's a beautiful area and we're fortunate to be able to run trips here. Our trip leaders try to match groups up so they'll enjoy spending time together. I'm...More

Reviewed May 28, 2014

My roommate and I went on the Dryway white water rafting trip over Memorial Day weekend, and we had a total blast. Coming from NYC, Zoar is in this beautifully small and quiet wooded area in Massachusetts. The rafting trip was really fun, and our...More

Thank Emily T
Reviewed May 20, 2014

A bunch of us stayed at the lodge to take part of the Bone Frog Challenge across the street at Berkshire East Ski Resort. Everything was as advertised. WiFi and phone reception could have been better. Loved seeing the hummingbirds.

Thank Oldnatickrookie
Reviewed May 14, 2014

I went on May 10th, 2014 with my school as part of our senior week events. I was already excited, because river rafting was on my bucket list of things to do. When we arrived we were immediately greeted by one of their employees. Then,...More

1  Thank vintagegirl4
Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2014

Thanks for the review. I'm glad you had a fun trip for your senior week. Our staff loves taking people on river trips and we all enjoy the great people we get to work with each day. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed April 28, 2014

My son and I recently spent the afternoon with the folks at Zoar Outdoor on the Zip line course. We weren't sure what to expect but upon arrival the staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. Although we were a bit nervous, they made us feel...More

1  Thank T-bone97
Reviewed April 28, 2014

I went on April 21, 2014 with my 10 year old daughter. We had a great experience with Emily and Matt leading us on the tour. They were fun, helpful guides extremely conscious of safety but made sure we all had a good experience. You...More

Thank Lynda F
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Angela F
July 19, 2017|
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!
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
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.