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Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours

7 Main St, Charlemont, MA 01339-9711
+1 800-532-7483
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Since 1989, Zoar Outdoor has offered the best in New England white water rafting trips, zip line canopy tours, kayaking clinics, canoeing instruction, rock climbing classes and bike rentals for adventurers of all abilities, from beginners to experts. Based out of our convenient location in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, Zoar Outdoor river trips, canopy tours and instructional clinics are only 2 hours from Boston and New Haven and just 3 hours from Providence and New York City.
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“zoar gap” (15 reviews)
“the river” (34 reviews)
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LOCATION
7 Main St, Charlemont, MA 01339-9711
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+1 800-532-7483
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"zoar gap"
in 15 reviews
"the river"
in 34 reviews
"white water rafting"
in 20 reviews
"rafting trip"
in 18 reviews
"cookies"
in 6 reviews
"canopy tour"
in 12 reviews
"cabin tents"
in 3 reviews
"great fun"
in 11 reviews
"family vacation"
in 3 reviews
"class rapids"
in 8 reviews
"safety briefing"
in 3 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 5 reviews
"awesome experience"
in 5 reviews
"last weekend"
in 4 reviews
"own pace"
in 3 reviews
"can't wait to go back"
in 7 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Six family members out for rafting and dinner on the Deerfield -- guide Corey was capable and responsive to wide age range of guests. Would be more exciting with water a little lower, but just right for our group.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend their Zoar Gap rafting trip. We had a fantastic time throughout the day and the staff was beyond helpful and friendly starting from the moment we pulled into the parking lot. And our guide, Jake, was terrific. A very memorable day for our...More

Thank K D
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Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for posting a review and I'm glad to hear you had a fun day on Zoar Gap. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on the Dryway whitewater rafting trip with Zoar Outdoor and had a great time. The Dryway option is the more challenging whitewater rafting option offered, with class IV rapids. The guides were terrific; adventurous, fun and safety-first (thanks Kurt). The Dryway is certainly...More

Thank Alex K
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Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review. Your description of the difference between the Dryway and Zoar Gap is accurate and reflected in the minimum age (for the Dryway it's 14 and for the Gap it's 7). I hope we'll be able to host you again for another...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you walk in the door, the staff is attentive and confidence building, great experience. Make a reservation.

Thank ElaineL63Sunshine
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Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our staff. Hope we'll see you again!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 (includes a 13 year old girl and 12 year old boy) did the Zoar Gap trip earlier this week. With rapids from class 1-3 it was a great experience for our kids. In the flatter stretches there are opportunities to float...More

Thank Katie L
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Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Nice to hear that you had a fun raft trip with us. Zoar Gap is a great trip for connecting with family and friends and I'm glad your family was able to enjoy a day together on the river. I will pass your review along...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have traveled the country for rafting trips from Montana to North Carolina and West Virginia and Zoar outdoor ranks right up there with the best of them. The staff was professional, hilarious and warm. There were some first timers on the...More

Thank rdooley78
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Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I appreciate your review and comparison to other raft trips around the country. We feel that great staff are the key to a great rafting experience, and I'm glad you enjoyed the staff members on your trip. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented 2 kayaks from Zoar Outdoor in Wilmington, Vermont. The process of renting kayaks was very easy, the lake drop off and pick up of kayaks was efficient, and the kayaks were wonderful and easy to paddle.. would highly recommend renting kayaks from zoar...More

Thank dcorcoran12
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Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed exploring Lake Whitingham and that you found the logistics easy to navigate. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to go through with it. But Brian and Zack were great and made me feel comfortable and safe. Once I got to the 3rd tree, I was fine. It was a blast. At one point, there...More

Thank mollyandme
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Bruce L, Owner at Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Congratulations on overcoming your fear! Our guides take pride in helping people feel comfortable at height as Brian and Zach did with you. Hope to see you again soon.

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Angela F
20 July 2017|
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Response from Bruce L | Property representative |
Yes, there are showers available for after the trip. They are coin operated (a quarter is about 4 minutes) in order to conserve water. Hope to see you soon!
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672erico
1 September 2016|
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Response from Maus10Wardsboro | Reviewed this property |
We did the easier trip with our 7 year old no problem
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Love-to-hike-anywhr
18 August 2016|
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Response from laurapall | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely Zoar is the one in the woods and Berkshire east is open air on the ski slope.
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