Whitewater Rafting

The Green Mountains are home to some of the most popular whitewater rafting runs in Vermont and are the headwaters for nearby rivers in western Massachusetts. From the class II-IV rapids found on the West River just a 20-minute drive from Mount Snow, to the continuous excitement and class III-IV rapids of Millers River in western Mass. If you’re looking for an adventure and to cool off in the spring and fall, whitewater rafting in southern Vermont is a great place to start.

West River, Southern Vermont

Ball Mountain Dam to Jamaica State Park

The West River provides 8 miles of continues class II-IV whitewater during scheduled dam releases from Ball Mountain Dam.

Seasons: Early Spring, Fall

Class of Rapids: II-IV

Length: 8 miles

River time: 2-3 hours

 

Millers River, Western Massachusetts

Erving to French King

Millers River provides spring rafting in early April, with continuous action and classic rapids “The Funnel” and “Tsunami”.

Seasons: Early Spring

Class of Rapids: III-IV

Length: 8 miles

River time: 2-3 hours

More Information About Whitewater Rafting

Zoar Adventure Center
Guided half-day whitewater rafting trips are available on the West River in Vermont, Deerfield River in northern Massachusetts and Millers River in western Massachusetts. Ages 12 and older.
18 minute drive from Mount Snow - Get directions
Address: 36 West Main St., Wilmington, VT - View map
Phone: 802-464-2450
Learn more about raftin with Zoar Outdoor

Crab Apple Whitewater
Guided half-day whitewater rafting trips are available on the West River near Jamaica State Park during spring and fall dam release periods. Ages 12 and older.
53 minute drive from Mount Snow - Get directions
Address: 2056 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont, MA 01339 - View map
Phone: 800-553-7238
Learn more about Crab Apple Whitewater