Kayaking is more fun than canoeing because you get to guess which of your friends are sitting normally and which ones are doing the splits. Enjoy the water’s amusements with this Groupon.
$49 for a Guided Kayak Rental for Two (Up to $78 Value)
Each kayaker receives his or her own single kayak for the guided float down the Deerfield River, where they splash through whitewater rapids and enjoy surrounding views of the Berkshires. Check the schedule for dates and times.
Those who follow Deerfield River westward from the Catamount State Forest to the Mohawk Trail State Forest travel through the hilly terrain of historic Charlemont. There, in 1989, the Berkshire Mountains and other geographical spoils caught the eyes of Bruce Lessels and Karen Blom—a medaling member of the US whitewater team and a public health nutritionist looking to make the outdoors more accessible. They built Zoar Outdoor on the river, establishing an 80-acre facility to be a base for ziplining, rock climbing, camping, and solar-powered lodging. Today, a staff of adventurers keeps that base running. They not only sell an arsenal of outdoor gear and continue those establishing activities, but also lead whitewater rafting and kayaking trips down their home river, slicing through the waves and rearranging a slew of fishes' living rooms along the way.