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Vermont whitewater, Deerfield River - East Branch

Somerset Reservoir to Searsburg Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     6 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Bennington, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The Somerset Reservoir to Searsburg Reservoir section of Deerfield River - East Branch in -blank- County is 6 miles long and
    is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of -blank- County and the water flowing gracefully down Deerfield River - East Branch have people coming here. No shortage of good
hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There's camping available near Deerfield River - East Branch. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
Gotta ski! Haystack is a good spot to do that, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Deerfield River - East Branch; Deerfield Ridge Trail is a good local trail. You'll meet a lot of folks from Wilmington here; when you're here it's always fun to take a look at Woodford State Park. This river has so much to offer. Molly Stark State Park is a great location to stretch your legs a bit. Deerfield River - East Branch usually gets a great deal of rain. Most of the rain falls throughout August, and February meanwhile is the driest month. Summer at Deerfield River - East Branch comes with high temperatures in the 80's.

Deerfield River - East Branch, Somerset Reservoir to Searsburg Reservoir 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 Deerfield River - East Branch.
 Whitewater Near Deerfield River - East Branch:
Deerfield River - East Branch, -blank- County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Somerset Reservoir to Searsburg Reservoir)
Deerfield River, Windham County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Searsburg Dam to Harriman Reservoir)
Deerfield River - West Branch, Bennington County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Heartwellville to Readsboro Village)
Winhall River, Windham / Bennington County, 10 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.5 miles long (Grahamville School Road to Winhall Campgrounds)
Roaring Branch, Windham County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Kelly Stand Road to East Kansas)
Deerfield River, Franklin County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Monroe Bridge to Bear Swamp)
Ball Mountain Brook, Windham County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Metcalf Road to Jamaica State Park)
Dunbar Brook, Franklin / Berkshire County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (South Road to Deerfield River)
Wardsboro Brook, Windham County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (North Wardsboro to West River)
Walloomsac River, Bennington County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Appalachian Trail Crossing to Park Street in Bennington)
 Ski Areas Near Deerfield River - East Branch:
Haystack, Vermont , 4 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 4 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 9 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 13 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 14 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 17 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 18 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 26 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 28 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 31 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
 Hotels Near Deerfield River - East Branch:
Mt Snow Grand Summit Resort, West Dover , 4 miles away
Snow Goose Inn, West Dover , 5 miles away
Mount Snow Condominiums, West Dover , 6 miles away
Laylas Riverside Lodge, West Dover , 6 miles away
Inn At Mount Snow, West Dover , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deerfield River - East Branch:
Somerset Airfield - FR71 Dispersed, Peru, 3 miles away
Grout Pond, West Wardsboro, 5 miles away
Red Mill Brook Campground, Bennington County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Deerfield River - East Branch:
Deerfield Ridge Trail, Windham , 2 miles away
Deerfield Ridge Trail, Windham , 3 miles away
Deerfield Trail, Windham , 5 miles away
Kelly Camp Trail, Bennington , 6 miles away
Cooridor 7, Windham , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deerfield River - East Branch:
Woodford State Park, Vermont , 7 miles away
Molly Stark State Park, Vermont , 11 miles away
Monroe State Forest, Massachusetts , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deerfield River - East Branch:
Sitzmark Country Club, Wilmington , 13 miles away
Stamford Valley Golf Course, Stamford , 13 miles away
Blackstone Golf Course, Defuniak Springs , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Deerfield River - East Branch
Searsburg Reservoir, Bennington , 2 miles away
Lake Sadawga, Windham , 9 miles away
Equinox Pond, Bennington , 15 miles away

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