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Vermont whitewater, Minister Brook

Washington county, Kimball Road to Route 12 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     3 miles
  If you're coming from Barre it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Vermont scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. The Kimball Road to Route 12 stretch of Minister Brook in Washington County is 3 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. A bit of exercise and spending some
    quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't
forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. Whitewater paddling here in the Green Mountains is a great experience. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. The Kimball Road to Route 12 section  
is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This is a somewhat short section so no need to bring snacks.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Worcester love to come to Minister Brook; Minister Brook is right by the Hedgehop Hill Loop Trail. So many fun things to do here in the Green Mountains, too wonderful to be true. Elmore State Park is a magnificent site, and do take a hike on the Stevenson Brook Trail. This is a great river. Everybody loves Waterbury Center State Park. Minister Brook is a wet location that gets a great deal of precipitation.

Minister Brook, Kimball Road to Route 12 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Minister Brook.
 Whitewater Near Minister Brook:
Minister Brook, Washington County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kimball Road to Route 12)
Winooski River, Washington County, 9 miles away
      Class I(II) - 5 miles long (Middlesex to Waterbury)
Mad River, Washington County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 2 miles long (1st Hydro Dam to Winooski River)
Lamoille River, Lamoille County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (Slide Falls to Jeffersonville)
Mad River, Washington County, 14 miles away
      Class I(V) - 4 miles long (Middle)
Gihon River, Lamoille County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (VT 100c to covered bridge)
Little River - West Branch, Lamoille County, 14 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3 miles long (Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot)
Little River, Washington County, 14 miles away
      Class I(III) - 2.5 miles long (Waterbury Reservoir to Winooski River)
Lamoille River - Wild Branch, Orleans / Lamoille County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Craftsbury to Wolcott)
Winooski River, Washington County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 24 miles long (Marshfield to Montpelier)
 Ski Areas Near Minister Brook:
Stowe, Vermont , 16 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 17 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 19 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 26 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 26 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Jay Peak, Vermont , 28 miles away, 2153 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 28 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 33 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Mont Sutton, Quebec , 36 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 53 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 36 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
 Hotels Near Minister Brook:
Capitol Plaza Hotel And Conference Center, Montpelier , 6 miles away
The Inn At Montpelier, Montpelier , 6 miles away
Econo Lodge Montpelier, Montpelier , 7 miles away
Hilltop Inn Of Vermont, Berlin , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites At Maplewood, Montpelier , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Minister Brook:
Stowe Hollow Campground, Lamoille County, 8 miles away
Green Valley Campground, East Montpelier, 8 miles away
Elmore State Park, Lake Elmore, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Minister Brook:
Hedgehop Hill Loop Trail, Washington , 13 miles away
Stevenson Brook Trail, Washington , 15 miles away
Dalley Loop Trail, Washington , 15 miles away
Sawmill Loop Trail, Washington , 17 miles away
Haselton Trail, Lamoille , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Minister Brook:
Elmore State Park, Vermont , 8 miles away
Waterbury Center State Park, Vermont , 11 miles away
Little River State Park, Vermont , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Minister Brook:
Copley Golf Course, Morrisville , 9 miles away
Farm Resort & Golf Course, Morrisville , 10 miles away
Montpelier Elks Country Club, Montpelier , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Minister Brook
Lake Elmore, Lamoille , 8 miles away
Lake Lamoille, Lamoille , 10 miles away
Pecks Pond, Washington , 11 miles away

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