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Vermont whitewater, Battenkill River

Bennington county, Manchester to NY border section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
 
A very fun lazy river, floated down this many times as a child on inner tube. very clean :D Says Jason

The wonderful Vermont scenery and the cool fresh water beats anything. The average Vermont whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels
    fill up quick. The beautiful Green Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.
The starting location is a short drive from Bennington, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take  
your time, so pack your camp stove.

Briefly about the general area:
You without doubt should stop by Shaftsbury State Park since you're here at Battenkill River, and you could always explore Wilcox Hollow. Having a delightful time in the Green Mountains is simple. Go for a hike on the Healing Springs Nature Trail, and there are plenty of people from Arlington here. This is such a fun river. Battenkill River is near Emerald Lake State Park which is a gorgeous location; great hiking is available along the West Ridge Trail. Snow Valley has glorious slopes and a friendly staff.

Battenkill River, Manchester to NY border road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Battenkill River.
 Whitewater Near Battenkill River:
Roaring Branch, Windham County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Kelly Stand Road to East Kansas)
Battenkill River, Bennington County, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 11 miles long (Manchester to NY border)
Whitewater Outfitter - Battenkill Valley Outdoors, Washington County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Walloomsac River, Bennington County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Appalachian Trail Crossing to Park Street in Bennington)
Deerfield River - East Branch, -blank- County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Somerset Reservoir to Searsburg Reservoir)
Winhall River, Windham / Bennington County, 18 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.5 miles long (Grahamville School Road to Winhall Campgrounds)
Mettawee River, Washington County, 19 miles away
      Class I-V - 12 miles long (Raceville to Grays Corner)
Deerfield River, Windham County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Searsburg Dam to Harriman Reservoir)
Big Branch, Rutland County, 19 miles away
      Class V - 2.6 miles long (Mt. Tabor to Appalachian Trail)
Batten Kill River, Washington County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Greenwich to Hudson River)
 Ski Areas Near Battenkill River:
Snow Valley, Vermont , 14 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 16 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 18 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 20 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 21 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 25 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 27 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 31 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 32 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 33 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
 Hotels Near Battenkill River:
Arlington's West Mountain Inn, Arlington , 3 miles away
Arlington Inn, Arlington , 3 miles away
Arcady At The Sunderland Lodge, Arlington , 3 miles away
North Shire Lodge, Manchester , 4 miles away
The Equinox, A Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa, Vermont, Manchester , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Battenkill River:
Camping on the Batten Kill Campground, Arlington, 2 miles away
Howell's Camping Area, Arlington, 3 miles away
Shaftsbury State Park - Group, East Arlington, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Battenkill River:
Healing Springs Nature Trail, Bennington , 6 miles away
West Ridge Trail, Bennington , 9 miles away
Lye Brook Trail, Bennington , 9 miles away
Branch Pond Trail, Bennington , 11 miles away
Bald Mountain Trail, Bennington , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Battenkill River:
Shaftsbury State Park, Vermont , 6 miles away
Emerald Lake State Park, Vermont , 13 miles away
Woodford State Park, Vermont , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Battenkill River:
Equinox Country Club, Manchester , 6 miles away
Manchester Country Club, Manchester Center , 10 miles away
Mt Anthony Golf & Tennis Club, Bennington , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Battenkill River
Equinox Pond, Bennington , 5 miles away
Emerald Lake, Bennington , 13 miles away
Cossayuna Lake, Washington , 18 miles away

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