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Massachusetts whitewater, Green River

Berkshire county, US Route 7 to Hoosic River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     8.15 miles
  This section of Green River in Massachusetts is 8.15 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. There's camping available near Green River. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night,
    but if you don’t have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The nature scenery of Berkshire County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. This stretch has has enough mileage,
suitable for an afternoon trip. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Pittsfield, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on
 
the Hopper Trail, and do schedule some time to have a look at Westlawn Cemetery if you have a chance. A visit to Green River wouldn’t be complete without a tour to close by Clarksburg State Park, and lots of people from Williamstown come here. This river has so much to offer. What would winter be without some skiing at Jiminy Peak; don't leave Green River without first going for a hike along the Deer Hill Trail. Taconic State Park is worth stopping at if you're at Green River. An average amount of precipitation falls at Green River. The month of August is the wettest with most of the rain, and February is the month with the least moisture.

Green River, US Route 7 to Hoosic River 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 Green River.
 Whitewater Near Green River:
Green River, Berkshire County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.15 miles long (US Route 7 to Hoosic River)
Hoosic River, Hampden County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (North Adams to North Pownal Vermont)
Walloomsac River, Bennington County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Appalachian Trail Crossing to Park Street in Bennington)
Dunbar Brook, Franklin / Berkshire County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (South Road to Deerfield River)
Deerfield River, Franklin County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Bear Swamp to Route 2)
Cold River, Franklin County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.25 miles long (Route 2 hairpin turn to Deerfield River)
Quacken Kill River, Rensselaer County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6 miles long (Grafton to Cropseyville)
Deerfield River - West Branch, Bennington County, 17 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Heartwellville to Readsboro Village)
Whitewater Outfitter - Crab Apple Whitewater, Franklin County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Deerfield River, Franklin County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Monroe Bridge to Bear Swamp)
 Ski Areas Near Green River:
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 8 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 14 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 23 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 25 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 26 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 26 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 26 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 27 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 31 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 31 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Green River:
House On Main Street, Williamstown , 2 miles away
Green Valley Motel Williamstow, Williamstown , 2 miles away
Orchards Hotel, Williamstown , 2 miles away
Howard Johnson Williamstown, Williamstown , 2 miles away
The Villager Motel, Williamstown , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Green River:
Wilbur Clearing Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Williamstown, 3 miles away
Mark Noepel Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Cheshire, 4 miles away
Pine Hollow Campground, Pownal, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Green River:
Hopper Trail, Berkshire , 3 miles away
Deer Hill Trail, Berkshire , 3 miles away
Circle Trail, Berkshire , 3 miles away
Overlook Trail, Berkshire , 3 miles away
Williams Trail, Berkshire , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Green River:
Taconic State Park, New York , 4 miles away
Clarksburg State Park, Massachusetts , 10 miles away
Wahconah Falls State Park, Massachusetts , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Green River:
Waubeeka Golf Links, Williamstown , 2 miles away
Forest Park Country Club, Adams , 7 miles away
Skyline Country Club, Lanesboro , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Green River
Berkshire Pond, Berkshire , 9 miles away
Pontoosuc Lake, Berkshire , 10 miles away
Onota Lake, Berkshire , 11 miles away

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