Crab Apple Whitewater

Family operated since 1983, Crab Apple Whitewater is the largest whitewater outfitter in New England. Full and half-day trips range from Mild to Wild on the Deerfield River in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, the West River in southern Vermont, and the Kennebec River in central Maine. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and guides guaranteed. All rafts and inflatable kayaks are state-of-the-art self bailing rafts. Personal equipment is clean, comfortable and continuously updated. Overnights available with camping or indoor lodging and group meals.
Contact Info
Address: Three Locations
     Massachusetts: 2056 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont, MA 01339
     Maine: 3 Lake Moxie Rd., The Forks, ME 04985
     Vermont: Mount Snow Sundance Lodge, Pisgah Road, West Dover, VT 05356
Tel: 800-553-7238.
Hrs: By appointment. 
Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking trips with family owned and operated Crab Apple Whitewater emphasize teamwork, safety, and fun. Rafters learn about river systems, hydroelectricity, plant and wildlife during their trip. All inclusive pricing for summer camps. Overnights available with camping/indoor lodging and group meals.
Contact Info
Name: Frank Mooney.
Phone: 800-553-7238.
Topics Covered: hydroelectricity, nature, river science, teambuilding.
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-College.
Group Size: Flexible.
Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours-2 days.
Recomm. Ratio of Campers to Staff: 6:1.
Registration: Phone
Food Options: Menus adjusted to meet all dietary needs.
Cost: Fee.

Kayaking and Rafting Fun Facts

Ever wonder how a small life jacket can keep your larger body afloat? An object displaces water, which pushes back and causes buoyancy (the more water you displace, the greater the force that pushes back). A life jacket is filled with a very light material, so it can displace a lot of water in comparison to its weight, meaning it will float high on top of the water and keep your head above the surface.

Next time you take a rafting trip, think about the physics involved: learn about how things float, the force and torque from the water and paddle, and the logistics of crossing running water. Most guides can also give you interesting facts about the river in which you are rafting, its history, and the surrounding wilderness. Don’t stop asking questions!