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Zip & Kayak Package

Fly through the trees and enjoy the water on this great one-day adventure package. Your day will start in the morning with a three-hour Zipline Canopy Tour followed by a homemade lunch provided by Zoar. In the afternoon you’ll kayak on Class I and II rapids down the Deerfield River. Our guides will help you become familiar with the gear and techniques, and they’ll be there throughout the trip to provide help and guidance as needed.




Whole Day


June - September


7 Main Street, Charlemont MA



Typical Day

Zipline Canopy Tour

Start your morning with a three-hour tour through the trees. At each platform you’ll experience the local flora and fauna and view the forest with a new perspective. The trip includes 11 zips, two sky bridges, and 3 rappels. Once your zip trip is complete, it’s lunch time! Our kitchen will provide you homemade lunch to be enjoyed on one of the many picnic tables here on our campus. Zip & Kayak guests receive 10% off their zip photos.

Guided River Kayaking

Paddle a five mile stretch of up to class II whitewater. While you don’t need extensive previous paddling experience, you should have some canoeing or kayaking experience, or be gung ho, in good physical shape and comfortable in the water. You will have to paddle and may have to self rescue by climbing back up onto the kayak from the water or swimming the kayak, the paddle and yourself to shore. Halfway through the trip, we’ll pull over on shore to have a light snack and water.

Please try to be on time, since we must work within the schedule of water releases decided on by the power company. You will be required to read and sign a release of liability at this time. All guests will be required to wear a Zoar Outdoor issued PFD (Personal Flotation Device) and helmet. You will also be provided with a paddle. Trips take place on the Fife Brook section of the Deerfield River in Northwestern Massachusetts.

What to Bring

For Ziplining:

  • We recommend comfortable & active clothing appropriate for the season. Pants, capris, longer shorts or leggings as well as full coverage shirts will provide more comfort for your tour.
  • We require closed toed shoes. Crocs are not permitted as they could slip off your feet!
  • Avoid loose clothing that could tangle in ropes or other gear. Skirts should be avoided.
  • Remove any dangling jewelry and tie long hair back.

In late fall or winter months, it is better to come with too many articles of clothing than with not enough! We do zipline in the rain, so come prepared with rain gear if needed.

For Kayaking:

Expect everything you bring on the raft to get wet!

Best options for clothing:

  • Bathing suit and/or shorts in the warmer weather, long pants and sweater made of wool, nylon, fleece, or polypropylene in the colder weather.
  • Sneakers or other shoes that can get wet and can remain securely on your feet during a whitewater swim.  (Bare feet and flip-flops are not allowed)
  • Avoid cotton clothing such as blue jeans, sweatshirts, or t-shirts as cotton keeps you cold when it gets wet and are not appropriate for this activity.
  • We provide all the in-raft equipment!

Pre-Trip Requirements

All Participants must be 10 years old and up and weigh between 70lbs and 250lbs.

Zipline Canopy Tour Requirements

  • Must be 10 years old to participate
  • Minimum weight limit is 70 lbs & Maximum is 250 lbs.
    • Ziplining is gravity driven, and we must adhere to these weight limits strictly for the safety of our guests. We weigh each guest prior to the trip to determine eligibility for the canopy tour.
  • Participants should be able to hike a short distance downhill on uneven terrain and should be in reasonable physical shape.
  • We cannot allow pregnant people to zip.
  • All zipline participants take part in a ground school before getting onto the actual canopy tour. At ground school, participants must demonstrate the ability to hand brake, self-retrieve and follow directions from their guides before being allowed on the canopy tour.

For Kayaking, guests must be able/willing to do the following:

  • Wear a helmet and our personal flotation device (PFD)
  • Respond to and follow verbal or visual instruction
  • Roll from front to back in water while wearing a PFD
  • Demonstrate dynamic sitting position (sitting upright), and float with feet up in water.
  • Be able to walk on rocky, uneven ground and descend staircases with no railings.

Our PFDs fit a maximum chest size of 56 inches.

Remember to read your confirmation letter (there is a lot of useful information in there!). Call our office if you have any additional questions: 413-339-4010. They’re always happy to help!