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Vermont whitewater, Mill River

Rutland county, East Wallingford to Clarendon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Rutland County and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. This section of Mill River is 6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The river winds through the Green Mountains and you get great scenery. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whitewater
    rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that many runs in this state are very easy. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area
with plenty of places for that. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Rutland, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. This section is long  
enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
The slopes of Pico Mountain are so inviting noone can resist, and there's delightful hiking along the Homer Stone Trail. You just have to have a thing about the Green Mountains. Clarendon Gorge is a glorious location to pop by close to Mill River, and pleasant hiking is available along the Keewaydin Trail. A river like this is too good to miss. When you're here at Mill River it's always fun to check out Green Mountain National Forest, and at Mill River you always meet someone from North Clarendon.

Mill River, East Wallingford to Clarendon 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 Mill River.
 Whitewater Near Mill River:
Mill River, Rutland County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (East Wallingford to Clarendon)
Big Branch, Rutland County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 2.6 miles long (Mt. Tabor to Appalachian Trail)
Clarendon River, Rutland County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Clarendon Springs to West Rutland)
West River, Windham County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Londonderry rapids)
Winhall River, Windham / Bennington County, 17 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.5 miles long (Grahamville School Road to Winhall Campgrounds)
Battenkill River, Bennington County, 18 miles away
      Class -blank- - 11 miles long (Manchester to NY border)
West River, Windham County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 3.2 miles long (Salmon Hole to Route 100)
Ball Mountain Brook, Windham County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Metcalf Road to Jamaica State Park)
White River, Windsor County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Rochester to Bethel)
Williams River, Windham County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Northchester to Brockway Mills)
 Ski Areas Near Mill River:
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 11 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Killington, Vermont , 11 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 14 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 15 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 15 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 18 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 19 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 26 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 26 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 28 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
 Hotels Near Mill River:
Holiday Inn RUTLAND-KILLINGTON AREA, Rutland , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn Rutland, Rutland , 6 miles away
Days Inn Rutland/Killington Area, Rutland , 6 miles away
Quality Inn Rutland, Rutland , 6 miles away
Economy Inn, Rutland , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mill River:
Minerva Hinchev Shelter - Appalachian Trail, North Clarendon, 0 miles away
Greenwall Shelter - Appalachian Trail, East Wallingford, 2 miles away
Clarendon Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Cuttingsville, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Mill River:
Keewaydin Trail, Rutland , 2 miles away
Homer Stone Trail, Rutland , 4 miles away
Green Mountain Trail, Rutland , 6 miles away
Old Job Trail, Rutland , 8 miles away
Bucklin Trail, Rutland , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mill River:
Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont , 8 miles away
Emerald Lake State Park, Vermont , 12 miles away
Gifford Woods State Park, Vermont , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mill River:
Stonehedge Golf Course, North Clarendon , 4 miles away
Rutland Country Club, Rutland , 8 miles away
Proctor-Pittsford Country Club, Pittsford , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Mill River
Spring Lake, Rutland , 1 miles away
Wallingford Pond, Rutland , 4 miles away
Rocky Pond, Rutland , 9 miles away

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