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Vermont whitewater, Clyde River

Orleans county, Route 105/114 junction to Clyde Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     21 miles
  The natural beauty of Orleans County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch of Clyde River in Orleans County is 21 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Vermont you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding.
    This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Berlin, as you can see on the road map further down. The nearby hotels are
a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your camping stuff too. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling places. The Green Mountains scenery is wonderful. A  
good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
A perfect place like Brighton State Park right next door to Clyde River is too splendid to leave out, and you can spend the day on the beach at Balm of Gilead Beach. Yeah, come up here to the Green Mountains for a perfect time. The Pisgah Trail is a good hiking trail near Clyde River, and people from Morgan love to come here. This river is so great. On a great day at Clyde River you can take a hike along the Mount Pisgah East Trail, and a trip to Crystal Lake State Park is a great idea.

Clyde River, Route 105/114 junction to Clyde Road 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 Clyde River.
 Whitewater Near Clyde River:
Clyde River, Orleans County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 21 miles long (Route 105/114 junction to Clyde Road)
Nulhegan River, Essex County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (East Brighton Bridge to Connecticut River)
Barton River, Orleans County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 21.5 miles long (Route 16 north of Glover to Lake Memphremagog)
Moose River, Caledonia / Essex County, 20 miles away
      Class I-IV - 18 miles long (Victory Bog to Passumpsic River)
Joe's Brook River, Calendonia County, 26 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (West Danville to covered bridge)
Missisquoi River, Franklin County, 28 miles away
      Class -blank- - 51.5 miles long (East Richford to Lake Champlain)
 Ski Areas Near Clyde River:
Burke Mountain, Vermont , 16 miles away, 2011 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Lyndon Outing Club, Vermont , 18 miles away, 433 foot drop, 3 lifts, 9 runs
Owls Head, Quebec , 22 miles away, 1772 foot drop, 8 lifts, 27 runs
Mont Orford, Quebec , 26 miles away, 1772 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Jay Peak, Vermont , 34 miles away, 2153 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Mont Sutton, Quebec , 39 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 53 runs
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 41 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 48 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Bromont, Quebec , 48 miles away, 1271 foot drop, 5 lifts, 52 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 48 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
 Marinas Near Clyde River:
Landing Marina, Newport , 14 miles away
 Beaches Near Clyde River:
Balm of Gilead Beach, Orleans , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Clyde River:
Top Of The Hill, Derby , 9 miles away
Estabrook House, Saint Johnsbury , 23 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Near Burke Mountain, Saint Johnsbury , 23 miles away
Hampton Inn Littleton, Littleton , 32 miles away
Eastgate Motor Inn, Littleton , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clyde River:
Char-Bo Campground, Derby, 6 miles away
Chargo Campground, Orleans County, 6 miles away
Will-o-wood Campground, Orleans, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Clyde River:
Mount Pisgah East Trail, Orleans , 5 miles away
Pisgah Trail, Orleans , 5 miles away
Mount Pisgah Trail, Orleans , 7 miles away
South Shore Hiking Trail, Orleans , 8 miles away
Herbert Hawkes Hiking Trail, Caledonia , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clyde River:
Brighton State Park, Vermont , 12 miles away
Crystal Lake State Park, Vermont , 12 miles away
Maidstone State Park, Vermont , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clyde River:
Newport Country Club, Newport , 12 miles away
Barton Golf Club, Barton , 12 miles away
Orleans Country Club, Orleans , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Clyde River
Echo Lake, Orleans , 2 miles away
Seymour Lake, Orleans , 2 miles away
Lake Willoughby, Orleans , 7 miles away

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