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Vermont whitewater, New Haven River

Addison county, Baldwin Creek to Otter Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     13 miles
  This stretch of New Haven River in Vermont is 13 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Vermont is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. 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. There's camping available near New Haven River. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Baldwin Creek
to Otter Creek section is one of them. The nature scenery of Vermont and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
A good spot like Mt. Philo State Park next to New Haven River is too nice to leave out, and you can never get enough of the pleasant skiing at Mad River Glen. A journey to New Haven River wouldn’t be complete without a spree to close by Branbury State Park. If the weather is splendid here at New Haven River, you can go for a hike along the Beaver Meadow Trail, and you'll meet a lot of people from Bristol here. While you're here at New Haven River you can take a hike along the Abbey Pond Trail. Middleblury Municipal Forest is worth checking out. Throughout the warmest time of the year at New Haven River highs are frequently in the 80's.

New Haven River, Baldwin Creek to Otter Creek 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 New Haven River.
 Whitewater Near New Haven River:
New Haven River, Addison County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 1.3 miles long (West Lincoln to Route 116 bridge)
Middlebury River, Addison County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 2.6 miles long (Ripton to East Middlebury)
New Haven River, Addison County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Baldwin Creek to Otter Creek)
Lewis Creek, Chittendon / Addison County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Prindle Corner to Lake Champlain)
Otter Creek, Rutland / Addison County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0 miles long (Above Bleeders Dam to Bleeders Dam)
Huntington River, Chittenden County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Hanksville to Cochran Road)
Mill Brook, Chittenden County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 5 miles long (Jericho)
White River, Windsor County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Rochester to Bethel)
Ridley Brook, Washington County, 22 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Camel's Hump Road in North Duxbury to Winooski River)
Boquet River, Essex County, 25 miles away
      Class II-V - 22.7 miles long (Boquet to Willsboro)
 Ski Areas Near New Haven River:
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 13 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 13 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 18 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 24 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 26 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Killington, Vermont , 30 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 31 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 33 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 38 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 42 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
 Marinas Near New Haven River:
Waterhouse Campground and Marina, Salisbury , 8 miles away
Champlain Bridge Marina, Vergennes , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near New Haven River:
Courtyard Middlebury, Middlebury , 6 miles away
The Middlebury Inn, Middlebury , 6 miles away
Strong House Inn, Vergennes , 13 miles away
Clay Brook At Sugarbush, Warren , 14 miles away
The Sugarbush Inn, Warren , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near New Haven River:
Green Mountain Family Campground, Bristol, 0 miles away
Green Mt. Family Campground, Bristol, 4 miles away
Rivers Bend Campground, New Haven, 5 miles away
 Trails Near New Haven River:
Abbey Pond Trail, Addison , 2 miles away
Beaver Meadow Trail, Addison , 3 miles away
Oak Ridge Trail, Addison , 7 miles away
Keewaydin Trail, Addison , 7 miles away
Mount Moosalamoo Trail, Addison , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near New Haven River:
Branbury State Park, Vermont , 8 miles away
Mt. Philo State Park, Vermont , 14 miles away
Kingsland Bay State Park, Vermont , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near New Haven River:
Ferrisburgh Driving Range, Ferrisburgh , 13 miles away
Cedar Knoll Country Club, Hinesburg , 13 miles away
Neshobe Golf Club, Brandon , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near New Haven River
Winona Lake, Addison , 5 miles away
Lake Dunmore, Addison , 8 miles away
Silver Lake, Addison , 9 miles away

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