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Connecticut River Cruise

While aboard Northfield's scenic riverboat, guests can take in the picturesque sites and fascinating history of New England's great river, the Connecticut River.

Featured activities include:
Riverboat Cruise
Nature/Wildlife Viewing
Educational Programs

Interpretive River Cruise


Climb aboard Northfield’s scenic riverboat, Heritage, to enjoy a relaxing and informative journey down the Connecticut River. The French King Gorge is one of the most scenic stretches of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. This 12 mile narrated cruise takes 1.5 hours. For reservations book online anytime by clicking the “Book Now” button below. Or call (800) 859-2960 for assistance.

June 15th through October 14th
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
11 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3 p.m.

$14/Seniors (62 and older)
$8/Age 14 and under

$13/each (group price – 15 or more people)
$400/Charter Price

The riverboat does not operate on July 4th, or Labor Day. Scheduled charters, severe weather, river conditions, or mechanical issues may affect the boat availability. Please check the availability and make reservations here or by clicking on the “Book Now” button located above.



If you are looking for a unique group outing, family event, retreat, or wedding, consider chartering Northfield’s scenic riverboat. You can hire a caterer for your cruise or rent our adjacent 70-seat pavilion for the day and have a barbecue picnic on shore. Call the Center for reservations and a brochure: (800) 859-2960.

School programs are offered aboard Northfield’s scenic riverboat during September and October. These programs provide an excellent first-hand look at river habitats, wildlife, and geology. Call for reservations and scheduling information at (413) 659-4426 or (800) 859-2960.

Activity Locations

See our map below for more location details