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Massachusetts whitewater, Cold River

Franklin county, Route 2 hairpin turn to Deerfield River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     4.25 miles
  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 a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The Route 2 hairpin turn to Deerfield River section of Cold River in Franklin County is 4.25 miles long and is a class II-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with
    plenty of spots for that. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. This stretch has has enough mileage,
it's perfect for a one day trip. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The natural beauty of Franklin County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Route 2 hairpin turn to Deerfield River stretch is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
pleasant hiking along the Dunbar Brook Trail; Mohawk Trail State Forest is a splendid site to stop by on a beautiful day. At Cold River you always meet someone from Rowe; Monroe State Forest is both splendid and lovely. This river is always fun. There's no such thing as a bad day of skiing at nearby Berkshire East; the Busby Trail offers hiking at its best. From a rainfall point of view Cold River is a relatively common place. The wettest month of the year is mostly August, that's the one that rains the most, and February meanwhile is the driest month. Through the months of summer at Cold River highs are usually in the 70's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Cold River, Route 2 hairpin turn to Deerfield River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Cold River.
 Whitewater Near Cold River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Crab Apple Whitewater, Franklin County, 0 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Cold River, Franklin County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.25 miles long (Route 2 hairpin turn to Deerfield River)
Chickley River, Franklin County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Route 8A to Deerfield River)
Deerfield River, Franklin County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Bear Swamp to Route 2)
Pelham Brook, Franklin County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 3.25 miles long (Rowe Center to Deerfield River)
Deerfield River, Franklin County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Monroe Bridge to Bear Swamp)
Whitewater Outfitter - Zoar Outdoor, Franklin County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Dunbar Brook, Franklin / Berkshire County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (South Road to Deerfield River)
Westfield River - North Branch, Hampshire/Hampden County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (West Cummington to Cummington)
Deerfield River - West Branch, Bennington County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Heartwellville to Readsboro Village)
 Ski Areas Near Cold River:
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 5 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 15 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 17 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 23 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 24 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 24 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 25 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 25 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 27 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 29 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Cold River:
Holiday Inn BERKSHIRES, North Adams , 12 miles away
The Porches Inn At MASS MoCA, North Adams , 12 miles away
Howard Johnson Williamstown, Williamstown , 16 miles away
Snow Goose Inn, West Dover , 17 miles away
Laylas Riverside Lodge, West Dover , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cold River:
Mohawk Trail State Forest, Rowe, 1 miles away
Shady Pines Campground, Savoy, 5 miles away
Country Aire Campgrounds, Charlemont, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Cold River:
Dunbar Brook Trail, Franklin , 5 miles away
Busby Trail, Berkshire , 8 miles away
Kelly Camp Trail, Bennington , 12 miles away
Old Stage Trail, Bennington , 14 miles away
Deerfield Ridge Trail, Windham , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cold River:
Mohawk Trail State Forest, Massachusetts , 0 miles away
Monroe State Forest, Massachusetts , 5 miles away
Savoy Mountain State Forest, Massachusetts , 6 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cold River:
Blackstone Golf Course, Defuniak Springs , 7 miles away
Stamford Valley Golf Course, Stamford , 10 miles away
Forest Park Country Club, Adams , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Cold River
Lake Sadawga, Windham , 9 miles away
Searsburg Reservoir, Bennington , 14 miles away
Ashmere Lake, Berkshire , 14 miles away

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