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Vermont whitewater, Barton River

Orleans county, Route 16 north of Glover to Lake Memphremagog section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     21.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Vermont is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This section of Barton River in Orleans County is 21.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-III section. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so pack your sleeping bag.
    No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. The nature scenery of Orleans County and the water flowing gracefully down Barton River make the trip here worthwhile.
When you're paddling down a Green Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. If you're coming from Barre it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay  
the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The campgrounds here at Barton River are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
During your stay at Barton River do visit nearby Balm of Gilead Beach; Crystal Lake State Park is a great place to go to on a delightful day. You just can't picture the amount of outdoors amusing things the Green Mountains has to offer. Here at Barton River you'll almost certainly meet some folks from Orleans. Near Barton River you hit upon the Herbert Hawkes Hiking Trail which is a good hiking trail. Going for a hike on the Mount Pisgah Trail is always a tremendous adventure.

Barton River, Route 16 north of Glover to Lake Memphremagog road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Barton River.
 Whitewater Near Barton River:
Barton River, Orleans County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 21.5 miles long (Route 16 north of Glover to Lake Memphremagog)
Missisquoi River, Franklin County, 16 miles away
      Class -blank- - 51.5 miles long (East Richford to Lake Champlain)
Lamoille River - Wild Branch, Orleans / Lamoille County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Craftsbury to Wolcott)
Joe's Brook River, Calendonia County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (West Danville to covered bridge)
Winooski River, Washington County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 24 miles long (Marshfield to Montpelier)
Clyde River, Orleans County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 21 miles long (Route 105/114 junction to Clyde Road)
Nulhegan River, Essex County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (East Brighton Bridge to Connecticut River)
Wells River, Caledonia/Orange County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.5 miles long (Groton to Wells River Village)
Gihon River, Lamoille County, 28 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (VT 100c to covered bridge)
Moose River, Caledonia / Essex County, 29 miles away
      Class I-IV - 18 miles long (Victory Bog to Passumpsic River)
 Ski Areas Near Barton River:
Owls Head, Quebec , 16 miles away, 1772 foot drop, 8 lifts, 27 runs
Lyndon Outing Club, Vermont , 20 miles away, 433 foot drop, 3 lifts, 9 runs
Jay Peak, Vermont , 22 miles away, 2153 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Burke Mountain, Vermont , 23 miles away, 2011 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Mont Orford, Quebec , 27 miles away, 1772 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Mont Sutton, Quebec , 29 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 53 runs
Ski Bromont, Quebec , 39 miles away, 1271 foot drop, 5 lifts, 52 runs
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 41 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 42 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 46 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
 Marinas Near Barton River:
Landing Marina, Newport , 8 miles away
 Beaches Near Barton River:
Balm of Gilead Beach, Orleans , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Barton River:
Top Of The Hill, Derby , 10 miles away
Estabrook House, Saint Johnsbury , 22 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Near Burke Mountain, Saint Johnsbury , 22 miles away
Muddy Moose, Morrisville , 32 miles away
Quality Inn Barre, Barre , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Barton River:
Belview Campground, Barton, 3 miles away
Tree Corners Family Campground, Irasburg, 6 miles away
Prouty Beach City Park, Newport, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Barton River:
Herbert Hawkes Hiking Trail, Caledonia , 11 miles away
Mount Pisgah Trail, Orleans , 12 miles away
South Shore Hiking Trail, Orleans , 12 miles away
Pisgah Trail, Orleans , 16 miles away
Mount Pisgah East Trail, Orleans , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Barton River:
Crystal Lake State Park, Vermont , 3 miles away
New Discovery State Park, Vermont , 23 miles away
Boulder Beach State Park, Vermont , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Barton River:
Orleans Country Club, Orleans , 2 miles away
Barton Golf Club, Barton , 3 miles away
Newport Country Club, Newport , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Barton River
Crystal Lake, Orleans , 3 miles away
Lake Parker, Orleans , 3 miles away
Lake Willoughby, Orleans , 10 miles away

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