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Massachusetts whitewater, Fall River

Berkshire county, Otis Reservoir to Farmington River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     0.9 miles
  This stretch of Fall River in Massachusetts is 0.9 miles long and is a class V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Pittsfield, as you can see on the road map further down. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Otis Reservoir to Farmington
    River section is one of them. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. The nature scenery of Massachusetts and the beautiful way the water current
moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Massachusetts is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. This is an extremely short stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general
A short spree to Otis Falls is always worthwhile, and if you like skiing, you're in luck; Otis Ridge is relatively near. The County Road Trail is a magnificent hiking trail right next door to Fall River, and why not go to The Pork Barrel also while you're here. This river has it all. There is a great hiking trail near Fall River called the Richard Trail, and you definitely must pop by Tolland State Forest since you're here. This is a popular place for people from East Otis, and York Lake is both glorious and pretty. No way I can stop, cause I'm havin' a glorious time here at Fall River.

Fall River, Otis Reservoir to Farmington River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Fall River.
 Whitewater Near Fall River:
Fall River, Berkshire County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 0.9 miles long (Otis Reservoir to Farmington River)
Farmington River - West Branch, Berkshire/ Hampden County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Upper New Boston)
Farmington River - West Branch, Berkshire/ Hampden County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Upper Upper New Boston)
Farmington River - West Branch, -blank- County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.25 miles long (Lower New Boston)
Hubbard River, Hampden County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 2.65 miles long (W Hartland Road to Route 20)
Walker Brook, Berkshire/ Hampden County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 3.5 miles long (3.5 miles West of Chester on Route 20 to Chester)
Sandy Brook River, Litchfield County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 5.6 miles long (Route 183 Bridge to Route 8 Bridge)
Westfield River - West Branch, Berkshire Hampshire County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Becket to Chester)
Westfield River - West Branch, Berkshire / Hampshire County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Chester to Huntington)
Konkapot Brook, Berkshire County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (Mill River to Ashley Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Fall River:
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 3 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 11 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Ski Sundown, Connecticut , 16 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 18 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 20 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 24 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 26 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 27 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 28 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Mount Southington, Connecticut , 31 miles away, 425 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Fall River:
J and D Marina, Otis , 2 miles away
T & C Marina, East Otis , 2 miles away
 Hotels Near Fall River:
Manor House, Norfolk , 13 miles away
Super 8 Lee/Berkshires/Outlet Area, Lee , 14 miles away
Pilgrim Inn, Lee , 14 miles away
Econo Lodge Lee - Great Barrington, Lee , 15 miles away
Chambery Inn, Lee , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fall River:
Cold Spring Campground, Berkshire County, 1 miles away
Tolland State Forest, East Otis, 2 miles away
J and D Marina, Otis, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Fall River:
County Road Trail, Hampden , 15 miles away
Richard Trail, Hampden , 15 miles away
Link Trail, Hampden , 16 miles away
Wild Cat Trail, Berkshire , 16 miles away
Spring Trail, Hampden , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fall River:
Tolland State Forest, Massachusetts , 2 miles away
York Lake, Massachusetts , 9 miles away
Chester-Blandford State Forest, Massachusetts , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fall River:
Brae Burn Country Club, Newton Lower Falls , 11 miles away
Greenock Country Club, Lee , 14 miles away
Bass Ridge Country Club, Hinsdale , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Fall River
Lemanquais Pond, Litchfield , 7 miles away
Lake Triangle, Litchfield , 7 miles away
West Hill Pond, Litchfield , 14 miles away

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