• The Deerfield River is tributary to the Connecticut River, depicted here in Thomas Cole's famous 1836 painting

  • The Deerfield River in its floodplain eroding through the red sandstone that makes up Mount Sugarloaf.

  • Swimming hole on the Deerfield (photo: Art Schwenger)

  • Rafters enjoying a summer day on the river (Photo: Art Schwenger)

  • Sunset during December over the Deerfield Valley (photo: A Schwenger)

  • Autumn along the Deerfield RIver


Our watershed is home to a vast array out outdoor recreation opportunities.  Wake up early and hike one of the ridges, and you might get a view like this one looking south from Heath, MA (credit: Art Schwenger).

hazy deerfield watershed

Hikes and Bikes

Boating and Tubing