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Vermont whitewater, Huntington River

Chittenden county, Hanksville to Cochran Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     8 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Burlington-South Burlington, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Vermont and the water flowing gracefully down Huntington River beats anything. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Vermont are often more forgiving than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The Hanksville to Cochran Road
    stretch of Huntington River in Vermont is 8 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places.
Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. The beautiful Green Mountains scenery is an added bonus. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want  
to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
A nice site like Little River State Park in the vicinity of Huntington River is too glorious to leave out, and good skiing awaits you at Cochran Ski Center. You'll really wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the exciting stuff in the Green Mountains. A spree to Underhill State Park when you're here at Huntington River is a great idea, and nearby you locate the Jerusalem Trail which is a tremendous hiking trail. This is such a wonderful river. Lots of folks from Huntington come to Huntington River; the Beane Trail is a wonderful hiking trail nearby.

Huntington River, Hanksville to Cochran Road road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Huntington River.
 Whitewater Near Huntington River:
Huntington River, Chittenden County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Hanksville to Cochran Road)
Mill Brook, Chittenden County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 5 miles long (Jericho)
Ridley Brook, Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Camel's Hump Road in North Duxbury to Winooski River)
New Haven River, Addison County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 1.3 miles long (West Lincoln to Route 116 bridge)
New Haven River, Addison County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Baldwin Creek to Otter Creek)
Lewis Creek, Chittendon / Addison County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Prindle Corner to Lake Champlain)
Little River, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I(III) - 2.5 miles long (Waterbury Reservoir to Winooski River)
Mad River, Washington County, 15 miles away
      Class I(V) - 4 miles long (Middle)
Browns River, Chittenden County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Westford to Lamoille river)
Little River - West Branch, Lamoille County, 17 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3 miles long (Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot)
 Ski Areas Near Huntington River:
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 4 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 6 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 9 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 10 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 16 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 18 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 33 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Killington, Vermont , 36 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 39 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 43 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
 Hotels Near Huntington River:
Weathertop Mountain Inn, Waitsfield , 9 miles away
Clay Brook At Sugarbush, Warren , 10 miles away
The Sugarbush Inn, Warren , 10 miles away
Inn At The Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield , 11 miles away
Sugarbush Condos, Warren , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Huntington River:
On The Loose Expeditions, Huntington, 3 miles away
Maple Hill Campsites, Bristol, 9 miles away
Downingville, Starksboro, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Huntington River:
Beane Trail, Chittenden , 4 miles away
Jerusalem Trail, Chittenden , 7 miles away
Catamount Cross Country Trail, Washington , 7 miles away
Battell Trail, Addison , 10 miles away
Sawmill Loop Trail, Washington , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Huntington River:
Little River State Park, Vermont , 13 miles away
Underhill State Park, Vermont , 14 miles away
Waterbury Center State Park, Vermont , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Huntington River:
West Bolton Golf Club, Waterbury , 7 miles away
Ralph Myhre Golf Course, Middlebury , 10 miles away
Sugarbush Golf Course, Warren , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Huntington River
Lake Iroquois, Chittenden , 9 miles away
Winona Lake, Addison , 11 miles away

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