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Massachusetts whitewater, Millers River - Lower

Franklin county, Erving to Millers Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of Franklin County and the water flowing gracefully down Millers River - Lower are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Springfield, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Massachusetts is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy.
    A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. No need to look hard for hotels, but if you donít have reservations
you might end up sleeping in your car. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Millers
 
River - Lower without first going for a hike along the Sunset Trail. The snow is magnificent at Living Memorial Park, and a tour to Horse Race is always a great idea. This river is so good. Good hiking is available along the Sunrise Trail, and you'll meet a lot of people from Greenfield here. Everybody loves Fort Dummer State Park, and Greenfield Beach is a gorgeous beach to stop by. Holyoke Range State Park is worth taking a look at if you're at Millers River - Lower. All the water falling down from the sky makes Millers River - Lower a wet place. Of all the months in a year November is the one with the most rain, and the driest of the months is February.

Millers River - Lower, Erving to Millers Falls 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 Millers River - Lower.
 Whitewater Near Millers River - Lower:
Millers River - Lower, Franklin County, 7 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)
Whitewater Outfitter - Crab Apple Whitewater, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Green River, Windham / Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.8 miles long (Green River to West Leyden)
North River, Franklin County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Halifax Vermont Gorge to Colrain)
Ashuelot River, Cheshire County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.5 miles long (Ashuelot to Hinsdale)
Green River, Franklin County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.6 miles long (West Leyden to covered bridge)
Swift River, Benzie County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Along Route 9 to North Branch Westfield River)
Connecticut River, Hampden County, 19 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (Holyoke)
Adamson River - West Branch, Windham County, 19 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 6 miles long (Route 100A to Putney)
 Ski Areas Near Millers River - Lower:
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 13 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 19 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 27 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 28 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 30 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 33 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 34 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Pine Ridge, Massachusetts , 36 miles away, 200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 8 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 39 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 40 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
 Marinas Near Millers River - Lower:
Franklin County Boat Club, Gill , 7 miles away
Marina Restaurant, Brattleboro , 14 miles away
 Beaches Near Millers River - Lower:
Greenfield Beach, Franklin , 2 miles away
Horse Race, Franklin , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Millers River - Lower:
Brandt House, Greenfield , 1 miles away
Rodeway Inn Greenfield, Greenfield , 1 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Greenfield, Greenfield , 2 miles away
Days Inn Greenfield, Greenfield , 2 miles away
Red Roof PLUS+ South Deerfield, South Deerfield , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Millers River - Lower:
Barton Cove, Greenfield, 0 miles away
Mohawk Park, Bernardston, 5 miles away
Travelers woods Of Ne, Bernardston, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Millers River - Lower:
Sunset Trail, Windham , 12 miles away
Sunrise Trail, Windham , 12 miles away
Mount Olga Trail, Windham , 20 miles away
Ghost Trail, Windham , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Millers River - Lower:
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 61 miles away
Fort Dummer State Park, Vermont , 12 miles away
Holyoke Range State Park, Massachusetts , 13 miles away
Skinner State Park, Massachusetts , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Millers River - Lower:
The Meadows Golf Club, Greenfield , 1 miles away
Country Club of Greenfield, Greenfield , 2 miles away
Oakridge Golf Club, Turners Falls , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Millers River - Lower
Factory Hollow Pond, Hampshire , 10 miles away
Indian Pond, Cheshire , 15 miles away
Nashawannuck Pond, Hampshire , 17 miles away

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