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All Paddlesports in Charlemont, MA

Zoar Outdoor offers white water kayaking and canoeing lessons on the Deerfield River in the Berkshire hills of Massachusetts to suit every level of paddler, from paddling for beginners to advanced. We also offer a variety of river running and SUP clinics, river safety courses, and rentals.

Our kayaking and canoeing instructors are certified by the American Canoe Association (ACA) and tailor every clinic to your needs. Whether you are interested in an introduction to the sport of kayaking or canoeing or taking your paddling skills to the next level with a playboating, river rescue or other clinic, our paddlesports school has a course for you.

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This is the perfect place to find out why paddling is so much fun.  Our river time will focus on fundamental river skills such as edging your kayak into turns, setting angles across river currents, and performing river maneuvers like eddy turns and peel outs to set you on a path toward confidently paddling on your own.

From $450

Mike Mather is our guest instructor for the two day swiftwater rescue course in Charlemont, MA. Learning from his years of paddling/rescue expertise will help prepare you for adventures ahead.  This clinic takes a hands-on, in-the-water approach to practicing river rescue and safety skills.  Learn river rescue techniques from the best in the industry!