Zoar Outdoor

Zoar Outdoor, New England's Outdoor Adventure Resort, offers camp groups the best whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, biking, and rock climbing on the Deerfield River in western Massachusetts. Our 3-hour-long zip-line canopy tours lead youth groups on an aerial trek through the woods by means of zip lines, sky bridges, and rappels high in the trees of the northern Berkshires. Our friendly professional staff, comfortable base camp with onsite camping and lodging and top-notch equipment ensure that your outdoor adventure will be memorable and safe. From half-day raft trips to week-long whitewater kayak clinics, we can match your schedule and your desire for adventure. To book your trip call the office at 800 532-7483.
When you visit our site, you can also find out more about our whitewater rafting adventures and our zip line tours.
Contact Info
Address: 7 Main St., Charlemont, Massachusetts 01339. Franklin County. 
Tel: 800-532-7483.
Hrs: 9AM-5PM.
Contact: Bruce Lessels.  

Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th.
Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-5 days.
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!