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Massachusetts whitewater, Deerfield River

Franklin county, Wilcox Hollow to Stillwater Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     7 miles
 
There is a portage around the #2 dam which is about a mile or so below the Wilcox Hollow put in. The portage includes an 800 foot long carry and a scramble down a steep, rocky slope. Says Brewbeer

Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Massachusetts tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. The put-in is not too far from Springfield, there's a road map further
    down the page with more info on that. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The beautiful scenery of Massachusetts and the cool fresh water have
people coming here. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The Wilcox Hollow to Stillwater Bridge stretch of Deerfield River in Franklin County is 7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Wilcox Hollow to Stillwater Bridge stretch is just one of them. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby  
campground. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
A day at Greenfield Beach right next door to Deerfield River is time well spent, and don't leave without dropping by Holyoke Range State Park. One of the best things about Deerfield River is its proximity to Horse Race. You don't ought to go far from Deerfield River to enjoy South River State Forest, and if you're going to from Conway, you won't be the only one. Head up to Berkshire East and strap some skis to your feet, and a good place like Skinner State Park is too great to leave out.

Deerfield River, Wilcox Hollow to Stillwater Bridge 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:
Millers River - Lower, Franklin County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Erving to Millers Falls)
Deerfield River, Franklin County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Wilcox Hollow to Stillwater Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Crab Apple Whitewater, Franklin County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
North River, Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Halifax Vermont Gorge to Colrain)
Green River, Windham / Franklin County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.8 miles long (Green River to West Leyden)
Swift River, Benzie County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Along Route 9 to North Branch Westfield River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Zoar Outdoor, Franklin County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Westfield River - North Branch, Hampshire / Hampden County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 7.2 miles long (Cummington to Chesterfield Gorge)
Green River, Franklin County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.6 miles long (West Leyden to covered bridge)
Westfield River - North Branch, Hampshire/Hampden County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.2 miles long (Chesterfield Gorge to Knightsville Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Deerfield River:
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 14 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 16 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 24 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 24 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 25 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 32 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 33 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 34 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 38 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 38 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
 Marinas Near Deerfield River:
Franklin County Boat Club, Gill , 13 miles away
Marina Restaurant, Brattleboro , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Deerfield River:
Greenfield Beach, Franklin , 5 miles away
Horse Race, Franklin , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Deerfield River:
Days Inn Greenfield, Greenfield , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Greenfield, Greenfield , 4 miles away
Rodeway Inn Greenfield, Greenfield , 5 miles away
Red Roof Inn South Deerfield, South Deerfield , 6 miles away
Old Mill Inn, Hatfield , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deerfield River:
Springbrook Family Camping Area, Shelburne Falls, 5 miles away
Barton Cove, Greenfield, 6 miles away
White Birch Campgrounds, Whately, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Deerfield River:
Sunset Trail, Windham , 15 miles away
Sunrise Trail, Windham , 16 miles away
Spring Trail, Hampden , 17 miles away
Mount Olga Trail, Windham , 17 miles away
Ghost Trail, Windham , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deerfield River:
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 65 miles away
Holyoke Range State Park, Massachusetts , 14 miles away
Skinner State Park, Massachusetts , 15 miles away
Fort Dummer State Park, Vermont , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deerfield River:
The Meadows Golf Club, Greenfield , 6 miles away
Country Club of Greenfield, Greenfield , 7 miles away
Edge Hill Golf Course, Shelburne Falls , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Deerfield River
Factory Hollow Pond, Hampshire , 13 miles away
Nashawannuck Pond, Hampshire , 15 miles away
Whiting Street Reservoir, Hampden , 17 miles away

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