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Massachusetts whitewater, Deerfield River

Franklin county, Monroe Bridge to Bear Swamp section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     3 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Bennington, as you can see on the road map further down. The natural beauty of Massachusetts and the water flowing gracefully down Deerfield River attract people from near and far. The average Massachusetts whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable
    for beginners. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots
for that around here. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. This is a short paddling stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The campgrounds here at Deerfield River are pretty good. This  
section of Deerfield River is 3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Berkshire East is a very popular ski area in the neighborhood, and as expected, everybody loves Monroe State Forest. Take a hike on the Dunbar Brook Trail; during your tour here you'll meet some people from Monroe Bridge for sure. This river is so wonderful. Have a great hiking adventure along the Busby Trail, and Mohawk Trail State Forest is a nice location to go. Deerfield River gets a typical amount of rainfall. During the month of August you get the most rain around here, and the driest month of the year is February.

Deerfield River, Monroe Bridge to Bear Swamp road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Deerfield River.
 Whitewater Near Deerfield River:
Deerfield River, Franklin County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Monroe Bridge to Bear Swamp)
Deerfield River, Franklin County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Bear Swamp to Route 2)
Dunbar Brook, Franklin / Berkshire County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (South Road to Deerfield River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Crab Apple Whitewater, Franklin County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pelham Brook, Franklin County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 3.25 miles long (Rowe Center to Deerfield River)
Cold River, Franklin County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.25 miles long (Route 2 hairpin turn to Deerfield River)
Deerfield River - West Branch, Bennington County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Heartwellville to Readsboro Village)
Chickley River, Franklin County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Route 8A to Deerfield River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Zoar Outdoor, Franklin County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Hoosic River, Hampden County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (North Adams to North Pownal Vermont)
 Ski Areas Near Deerfield River:
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 7 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 12 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 14 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 21 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 24 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 25 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 26 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 26 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 26 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 27 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
 Hotels Near Deerfield River:
Holiday Inn BERKSHIRES, North Adams , 11 miles away
The Porches Inn At MASS MoCA, North Adams , 11 miles away
Snow Goose Inn, West Dover , 14 miles away
Mount Snow Condominiums, West Dover , 14 miles away
Laylas Riverside Lodge, West Dover , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deerfield River:
Mohawk Trail State Forest, Rowe, 3 miles away
Savoy Mountain State Forest, North Adams, 7 miles away
Country Aire Campgrounds, Charlemont, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Deerfield River:
Dunbar Brook Trail, Franklin , 2 miles away
Busby Trail, Berkshire , 7 miles away
Kelly Camp Trail, Bennington , 9 miles away
Deerfield Ridge Trail, Windham , 11 miles away
Old Stage Trail, Bennington , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deerfield River:
Monroe State Forest, Massachusetts , 2 miles away
Mohawk Trail State Forest, Massachusetts , 3 miles away
Savoy Mountain State Forest, Massachusetts , 6 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deerfield River:
Blackstone Golf Course, Defuniak Springs , 6 miles away
Stamford Valley Golf Course, Stamford , 8 miles away
Forest Park Country Club, Adams , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Deerfield River
Lake Sadawga, Windham , 7 miles away
Searsburg Reservoir, Bennington , 10 miles away
Ashmere Lake, Berkshire , 16 miles away

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