Deerfield River Paddle

< 12 with guardian in the same tandem kayak
12-15 accompanied on the experience by guardian
16-17 with liability waiver signed by guardian

Adventure East reserves the right to evaluate all paddlers for skill levels and group dynamics to make a final decision on suitability for the experience.
Fitness Level:
Moderate - Able to paddle at a moderate pace for 30 minutes without a break, able to swim at least 10 yards cross-current unassisted
Skill Level:
Prior experience recommended.
Each participant, or their guardian, must sign a waiver to participate in an Adventure East experience. Following payment of your online booking, your reservation confirmation will include a link to e-sign the waiver. Due to insurance requirements, we are unable to accommodate guests who do not sign a waiver.

This beautiful five-mile kayak tour on the lower Deerfield is the perfect way to pass a spring or summer afternoon. Just 20 minutes from our base in Sunderland brings us to a remote wilderness like area just north of Conway. Woodland forests line the banks of the Deerfield River and there are a few sections of fast-moving Class I rapids to add some excitement to our paddle. Leaving the woodlands, we arrive to the pastures of Deerfield, and we take out in the heart of Deerfield’s rich farm country.

Additional information regarding this experience

What's Included?

Kayak and paddle

PFD appropriate to water conditions and your needs

A snack and water/beverages

Dry storage for small personal items

A fun and scenic afternoon on the water with the potential for excellent birdwatching!

What to Bring

Clothing for paddling* and dry clothing

Footwear for paddling* and dry land footwear


Sunglasses - polarized ideal

Sunscreen and hat

Waterproof camera!

Other Notes:

*Your feet WILL get wet, and splashes happen. The water is cold, and AE suggests a shorty wetsuit, otherwise layers of fast-dry clothes are better than regular cotton.