A river run on the Zoar Gap section of Massachusetts’ Deerfield River is the perfect follow-up after taking one of our Novice or Class II kayaking or canoeing clinics.
- Person Ages 14 and up
Gain Experience on a classic spring whitewater run
A river run on the lower section of Massachusetts’ Millers River is the perfect follow-up after taking one of our Class II – III kayaking or canoeing clinics.
We spend the day enjoying the river, while gaining experience kayaking or canoeing on a classic spring whitewater run. The Millers River is a small step-up in difficulty from the Fifebrook Section of the Deerfield River near our base. This river has long continuous wave trains, fun surf spots and a challenging rapid called the “Funnel”. The Funnel is a class III-IV rapid and folks will have an opportunity to scout the rapid from the river left shoreline to decide if they’d like to give it a try.
(If you own your own equipment, we suggest you use it in the clinic to get used to its quirks.)
Skill Level: Intermediate | Prerequisites: Class II – III Skills
What should I wear?
The Millers River is often a cool spring run. Participants are encouraged to dress warm for the day and consider bringing an extra layer in a dry bag. When packing your paddling clothes, please plan accordingly our clinics will 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.
Zoar Outdoor will provide:
- paddle jacket
- life jacket
- We provide a catered picnic-style lunch on all our clinics. Typical lunches include homemade rolls, sliced turkey, ham or other meats, sliced cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, chips, salsa, hummus, pasta or other salad, cookies or other dessert and hot and cold drinks.
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.