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Massachusetts whitewater, Green River

Franklin county, West Leyden to covered bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     5.6 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Springfield, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wonderful Massachusetts scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This section of Green River in Franklin County is 5.6 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing
    to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming
back for more. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very  
demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Living Memorial Park since you're here. Spend the day on the beach at Greenfield Beach if you're here at Green River, and a tour to Fort Dummer State Park is a great idea. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. At Green River you always meet someone from West Halifax, and a perfect site like Molly Stark State Park is too good to leave out. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Green River; Ghost Trail is a good local trail. Good hiking is available along the Mount Olga Trail.

Green River, West Leyden to covered 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 Green River.
 Whitewater Near Green River:
North River, Franklin County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Halifax Vermont Gorge to Colrain)
Green River, Windham / Franklin County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.8 miles long (Green River to West Leyden)
Green River, Franklin County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.6 miles long (West Leyden to covered bridge)
Rock River, Windham County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (South Newfane to West River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Crab Apple Whitewater, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Millers River - Lower, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Erving to Millers Falls)
Deerfield River, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Wilcox Hollow to Stillwater Bridge)
West River, Windham County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 2.75 miles long (Ball Mountain Dam to Jamaica State Park)
Pelham Brook, Franklin County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 3.25 miles long (Rowe Center to Deerfield River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Zoar Outdoor, Franklin County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Green River:
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 10 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 13 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 14 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 15 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 21 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 22 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 26 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 27 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 32 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 32 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near Green River:
Marina Restaurant, Brattleboro , 12 miles away
Franklin County Boat Club, Gill , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Green River:
Greenfield Beach, Franklin , 11 miles away
Horse Race, Franklin , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Green River:
Dalems Chalet, Brattleboro , 9 miles away
Grand Summit Hotel, West Dover , 11 miles away
Snow Lake Lodge, West Dover , 11 miles away
Econo Lodge Brattleboro, Brattleboro , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Greenfield, Greenfield , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Green River:
Moss Hollow Campground, Windham County, 2 miles away
Molly Stark State Park, West Dover, 7 miles away
Springbrook Family Camping Area, Shelburne Falls, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Green River:
Mount Olga Trail, Windham , 7 miles away
Ghost Trail, Windham , 7 miles away
Sunset Trail, Windham , 11 miles away
Sunrise Trail, Windham , 12 miles away
Deerfield Ridge Trail, Windham , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Green River:
Molly Stark State Park, Vermont , 7 miles away
Fort Dummer State Park, Vermont , 11 miles away
Jamaica State Park, Vermont , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Green River:
Brattleboro Country Club, Brattleboro , 11 miles away
Country Club of Greenfield, Greenfield , 12 miles away
Sitzmark Country Club, Wilmington , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Green River
Lake Sadawga, Windham , 11 miles away
Indian Pond, Cheshire , 14 miles away
Searsburg Reservoir, Bennington , 17 miles away

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