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Monroe Bridge on the Deerfield River

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Monroe Bridge on the Deerfield River

from 99.00

One of the most exciting sections of whitewater in Southern New England! Monroe Bridge, or the “Dryway,” section of the Deerfield provide adventurous rafting through technical rapids and big waves. Quickly hone your skills on class II rapids before paddling a series of exciting class III and IV rapids. Class III rapids such as Split Hair, Devil’s Odds and Dunbar Brook require team work and skill before an exciting culmination of two class IV rapids, Dragon’s Tooth and Terminator. With strong paddling as a team, Monroe Bridge provide fun opportunity for you to surf waves and holes as you pass through scenic forests and hills.

This trip requires precise maneuvering and strong paddling by everyone and offers a day of challenging rafting for even the most experienced rafters. Many clients return to this stretch year after year and each time find something exciting and new. At the end of the day, your hard work on the river is rewarded with a hearty barbeque lunch and slide show of the days adventures at Berkshire East Mountain Resort. 

At the end of the day, try out North America’s Longest Mountain Coaster or create an adrenaline adventure by adding on our adventure options. See the river from the sky during our Valley Jump Zip Line Tour or race down our lift access Downhill Mountain Bike Trails.

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One of the most exciting sections of whitewater in Southern New England! Monroe Bridge, or the “Dryway,” section of the Deerfield provide adventurous rafting through technical rapids and big waves. Quickly hone your skills on class II rapids before paddling a series of exciting class III and IV rapids. Class III rapids such as Split Hair, Devil’s Odds and Dunbar Brook require team work and skill before an exciting culmination of two class IV rapids, Dragon’s Tooth and Terminator. With strong paddling as a team, Monroe Bridge provide fun opportunity for you to surf waves and holes as you pass through scenic forests and hills.

This trip requires precise maneuvering and strong paddling by everyone and offers a day of challenging rafting for even the most experienced rafters. Many clients return to this stretch year after year and each time find something exciting and new. At the end of the day, your hard work on the river is rewarded with a hearty barbeque lunch and slide show of the days adventures at Berkshire East Mountain Resort. 

At the end of the day, try out North America’s Longest Mountain Coaster or create an adrenaline adventure by adding on our adventure options. See the river from the sky during our Valley Jump Zip Line Tour or race down our lift access Downhill Mountain Bike Trails.

TRIP DETAILS:

  • River: Deerfield River | Monroe Bridge aka The Dryway
  • Meeting Place: Berkshire East Mountain Resort Main Lodge 66 Thunder Mountain Rd, Charlemont, MA 01339
  • Meeting Time: 30 minutes before Scheduled Trip
  • Trip Length: 1 Run of the Deerfield River | 5 miles / approx 2-3 hours
  • Class of White Water: II, III & IV
  • Minimum Age: 14
  • Professional River Guide: Included
  • Equipment Included: Personal Flotation Device, Helmet, Paddle
  • Prior Rafting Trip Experience: Some preferred, but not required
  • Food: YUP! River Side Snack & Apres Raft BBQ at Berkshire East Base Lodge
  • Directions: Berkshire East Mountain Resort 66 Thunder Mountain Rd, Charlemont, MA 01339

Itinerary

Guest Check in: 8:30 am  ***Check in times may vary depending on time of year and river conditions***

  • Waivers reviewed & signed at check in desk at the Berkshire East Mountain Resort Main Lodge
  • Wetsuit rentals & change for the river

Gear Up & Pre-trip Orientation:

Once all guests have arrived in the Berkshire Rafting Center all are equipped with:

  • PFD (personal flotation device)
  • Helmet
  • Paddle

Safety Briefing

This is when we talk about the equipment you’re wearing, proper paddling technique & team work, what happens if you fall out, and how we get you back in the raft.

Departure for the river: 9:00 – 9:30 am

Hop on the bus, enjoy the scenic ride to the put-in, and prepare for a great day out on the river!

Take-out: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

You’ll be tired, excited, and ready to eat! We’re on our way back for an Apre Raft BBQ at Berkshire East – Mountain Side!

Remainder of the Day

After you’ve eaten, we host a slide show presentation of our rafting journey. You will have an opportunity to purchase your photos, check out our souvenirs, or relax with a cold beverage in our mountain side pub, the Crazy Horse – But we recommend topping off the day with a ride on the Thunderbolt, North America’s Longest Mountain Coaster, A zip line canopy tour with Berkshire East Canopy Tours, downhill mountain biking at Thunder Mountain Bike Park!!

Trip duration from check-in to departure, is approximately five to six hours