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Massachusetts whitewater, Hoosic River

Hampden county, North Adams to North Pownal Vermont section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     11.3 miles
  If you're coming from Bennington it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Massachusetts are often more forgiving than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This is the only paddling stretch along Hoosic River. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area
    with plenty of spots for that. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. The North Adams to North Pownal Vermont stretch of Hoosic River in Hampden County is 11.3 miles
long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The campgrounds here at Hoosic River are pretty good. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. Lodging is available near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Skiing at Berkshire East is one of those things
 
you just ought to do; dropping by Clarksburg State Park is a good thing to do. What would a location like Hoosic River be without out of the ordinary nearby highlights like Natural Bridge of New England. The Busby Trail offers hiking at its best, and a visit to Savoy Mountain State Forest when you're here is never a bad idea. Hoosic River is not far at all from North Adams, and Hoosic River is right by the Thunderbolt Ski Trail. From a rainfall point of view Hoosic River is a reasonably normal spot. During August this area sees the most rain, and the driest month of the year is February.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Hoosic River.
 Whitewater Near Hoosic River:
Dunbar Brook, Franklin / Berkshire County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (South Road to Deerfield River)
Deerfield River, Franklin County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Bear Swamp to Route 2)
Cold River, Franklin County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.25 miles long (Route 2 hairpin turn to Deerfield River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Crab Apple Whitewater, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Deerfield River - West Branch, Bennington County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Heartwellville to Readsboro Village)
Deerfield River, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Monroe Bridge to Bear Swamp)
Chickley River, Franklin County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Route 8A to Deerfield River)
Green River, Berkshire County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.15 miles long (US Route 7 to Hoosic River)
Walloomsac River, Bennington County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Appalachian Trail Crossing to Park Street in Bennington)
Pelham Brook, Franklin County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 3.25 miles long (Rowe Center to Deerfield River)
 Ski Areas Near Hoosic River:
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 14 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 16 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 17 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 19 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 20 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 25 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 25 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 27 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 27 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 28 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
 Hotels Near Hoosic River:
Holiday Inn BERKSHIRES, North Adams , 3 miles away
The Porches Inn At MASS MoCA, North Adams , 3 miles away
Howard Johnson Williamstown, Williamstown , 8 miles away
Orchards Hotel, Williamstown , 8 miles away
Green Valley Motel Williamstow, Williamstown , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hoosic River:
Historic Valley City Camp Ground, North Adams, 1 miles away
Clarksburg State Park, North Adams, 3 miles away
Savoy Mountain State Forest, North Adams, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Hoosic River:
Busby Trail, Berkshire , 1 miles away
Thunderbolt Ski Trail, Berkshire , 6 miles away
Dunbar Brook Trail, Franklin , 6 miles away
Cheshire Harbor Trail, Berkshire , 7 miles away
Overlook Trail, Berkshire , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hoosic River:
Clarksburg State Park, Massachusetts , 3 miles away
Savoy Mountain State Forest, Massachusetts , 4 miles away
Monroe State Forest, Massachusetts , 7 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hoosic River:
Blackstone Golf Course, Defuniak Springs , 2 miles away
Stamford Valley Golf Course, Stamford , 3 miles away
Forest Park Country Club, Adams , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Hoosic River
Berkshire Pond, Berkshire , 13 miles away
Ashmere Lake, Berkshire , 13 miles away
Searsburg Reservoir, Bennington , 14 miles away

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