This powerful run is a great place for strong advanced beginner and intermediate kayakers and canoeists to gain experience with bigger, more pushy rapids.
Lower Millers River Run in Erving, MA
- 1 Day Clinic
- Weekend per person
Lower Millers River Run
A river run on the Lower section of Massachusetts’ Millers River is the perfect way for intermediate paddlers to start paddling again this spring.
We spend the day enjoying the river, while gaining experience kayaking or canoeing on a classic New England run. The Millers River is continuous in nature and has really fun wave train style rapids with mostly class III difficulty throughout it’s stretch. The Funnel Rapid is the Class III-IV test piece half way down and can be scouted or walked. There is also a lot of in-between class II play stretches along the way.
Participants in Lower Millers River Runs should be strong intermediate kayakers or canoeists with solid river maneuvering, rolling, and self-rescue skills on Class III whitewater. This run is for those who want a chance to gain experience or paddle a new river under the expert leadership of qualified instructors.
You spend somewhere between four to five hours in your boat. You kneel (canoeists) or sit (kayakers) for much of this time. To prepare, stretch your thighs, hamstrings, and torso (back, stomach, shoulders and neck). If you increase your flexibility, you will have more efficient strokes and be more comfortable in your boat.
The Millers River runs occur in the spring so paddlers should expect a cool run, regardless of the air temperature. When packing your paddling clothes, please plan accordingly. Our clinics run rain or shine.
Wear items such as:
- synthetic long underwear, garments made of polypropylene, Capilene, or some polyester/spandex blend
- fleece or wool socks
- bathing suit
- fleece or wool jacket/sweater (early/late season or if you tend to chill easily)
Other items to bring:
- retaining strap for glasses
- nose plugs
- required medications
- extra money for snacks, T-shirts, or coin-operated showers
- paddle jacket
- life jacket
If you own your own equipment, we suggest you use it in the clinic to get used to its quirks.
We also provide a catered picnic-style lunch on all our full day clinics.
The following statement is required by state law: “Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy.”We do not use nuts in our food, but can not guarantee that the ingredients in our meals do not contain nuts or other food allergens. If you have food allergies or other special dietary needs, we strongly suggest you bring your own bag lunch in non-glass containers and we will pack it with the other lunches on your trip. Please inform our office at 800 532-7483 or [email protected] if you intend to do this.