There’s Nothing Better Than Massachusetts’ Natural Lazy River On A Summer’s Day

There’s no better remedy for a hot, sticky summer afternoon than spending some time relaxing by the water. Or in this case, on the water.

This natural lazy river float in Deerfield is the ultimate way to cool off and banish stress. Grab your inner tube and read on to learn more about how you can experience this amazing summer activity.

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You can also opt to bring your own equipment for a lower price. This experience will still allow you to have safe and easy transportation to and from the river, plus a place to park your car.

If no-frills fun is more your style, go ahead and simply rent a tube for $20 and hop in the water. You’ll need at least two vehicles to make this option viable, as you’ll need a way to get back to where you originally parked once you float down the river. The full-service option is $50 per person and the bring-your-own option is $30 per person. Youth ad group prices are lower for all options, and kids under 6 float for free!

Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and sturdy footwear that you don’t mind getting wet. You’ll want some water and snacks with you on the water, so pack a cooler. It’s also a good idea to pack your cell phone in a thoroughly waterproof container.

Check out the Deerfield River Portage website here for more information and to book your float! If you’re looking for more summer day trip ideas, check out our list of the best ones in the state.