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Washington county, Camel's Hump Road in North Duxbury to Winooski River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     2 miles
  The Camel's Hump Road in North Duxbury to Winooski River stretch of Ridley Brook in Vermont is 2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V section. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Barre, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The beautiful scenery of Vermont and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come
    here to paddle. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A good workout and just being out on the river
for a while have people coming from far and near. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. When you're paddling down a Green Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the  
way too. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Ridley Brook without visiting Waterbury Center State Park; Bolton Valley is a very popular ski area close at hand. Just can't get enough of the Green Mountains. On a glorious day at Ridley Brook you can take a hike along the Sawmill Loop Trail, and Little River State Park is a splendid place to go.

Ridley Brook, Camel's Hump Road in North Duxbury to Winooski River road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Ridley Brook.
 Whitewater Near Ridley Brook:
Ridley Brook, Washington County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Camel's Hump Road in North Duxbury to Winooski River)
Little River, Washington County, 4 miles away
      Class I(III) - 2.5 miles long (Waterbury Reservoir to Winooski River)
Mad River, Washington County, 7 miles away
      Class I(V) - 4 miles long (Middle)
Mad River, Washington County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 2 miles long (1st Hydro Dam to Winooski River)
Little River - West Branch, Lamoille County, 9 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3 miles long (Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot)
Huntington River, Chittenden County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Hanksville to Cochran Road)
Mill Brook, Chittenden County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 5 miles long (Jericho)
Winooski River, Washington County, 11 miles away
      Class I(II) - 5 miles long (Middlesex to Waterbury)
New Haven River, Addison County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Baldwin Creek to Otter Creek)
Minister Brook, Washington County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kimball Road to Route 12)
 Ski Areas Near Ridley Brook:
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 4 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 9 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 10 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 11 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 11 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 12 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 34 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 35 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Killington, Vermont , 36 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Jay Peak, Vermont , 37 miles away, 2153 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
 Hotels Near Ridley Brook:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Waterbury - Stowe, Waterbury , 6 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Waterbury Stowe, Waterbury , 6 miles away
Inn At The Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield , 8 miles away
Weathertop Mountain Inn, Waitsfield , 8 miles away
Innsbruck Inn, Stowe , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ridley Brook:
Duxbury Campground, Waterbury, 5 miles away
Little River State Park, Waterbury, 5 miles away
On The Loose Expeditions, Huntington, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Ridley Brook:
Sawmill Loop Trail, Washington , 4 miles away
Stevenson Brook Trail, Washington , 4 miles away
Dalley Loop Trail, Washington , 4 miles away
Hedgehop Hill Loop Trail, Washington , 6 miles away
Nose Dive Trail, Chittenden , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ridley Brook:
Little River State Park, Vermont , 4 miles away
Waterbury Center State Park, Vermont , 8 miles away
Underhill State Park, Vermont , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ridley Brook:
Blush Hill Country Club, Waterbury , 5 miles away
West Bolton Golf Club, Waterbury , 7 miles away
Country Club of Vermont, Waterbury Center , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Ridley Brook
Lake Iroquois, Chittenden , 18 miles away
Lake Lamoille, Lamoille , 19 miles away
Metcalf Pond, Franklin , 19 miles away

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