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Vermont whitewater, Roaring Branch

Windham county, Kelly Stand Road to East Kansas section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     3.5 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The starting point is not too far from Bennington, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty of Vermont and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. For all you camping people there
    are campgrounds nearby. No shortage of good hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch is short so no need to bring snacks. Getting some good exercise and just hanging
out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The Kelly Stand Road to East Kansas stretch of Roaring Branch in Windham County is 3.5 miles long and has been rated as a class V section by American Whitewater. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling  
places. The beautiful Green Mountains scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to Woodford State Park when you're here at Roaring Branch is a magnificent idea; Bulls Head is an exciting thing to see if you're here. And if that's not enough there's heaps more fun things to do in the Green Mountains. You'll meet a lot of folks from Bennington here; you need to stop by Whetstone Bluff while you're here. This river is a great place to visit. A forest near Roaring Branch is Arlington Municipal Forest, and close by you find the West Ridge Trail which is a glorious hiking trail.

Roaring Branch, Kelly Stand Road to East Kansas 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 Roaring Branch.
 Whitewater Near Roaring Branch:
Roaring Branch, Windham County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Kelly Stand Road to East Kansas)
Battenkill River, Bennington County, 6 miles away
      Class -blank- - 11 miles long (Manchester to NY border)
Walloomsac River, Bennington County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Appalachian Trail Crossing to Park Street in Bennington)
Deerfield River - East Branch, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Somerset Reservoir to Searsburg Reservoir)
Deerfield River, Windham County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Searsburg Dam to Harriman Reservoir)
Winhall River, Windham / Bennington County, 14 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.5 miles long (Grahamville School Road to Winhall Campgrounds)
Whitewater Outfitter - Battenkill Valley Outdoors, Washington County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Deerfield River - West Branch, Bennington County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Heartwellville to Readsboro Village)
Dunbar Brook, Franklin / Berkshire County, 18 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (South Road to Deerfield River)
Hoosic River, Hampden County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (North Adams to North Pownal Vermont)
 Ski Areas Near Roaring Branch:
Snow Valley, Vermont , 12 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 14 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 14 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 15 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 16 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 24 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 27 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 28 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 29 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 32 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
 Hotels Near Roaring Branch:
North Shire Lodge, Manchester , 3 miles away
Arcady At The Sunderland Lodge, Arlington , 4 miles away
Arlington's West Mountain Inn, Arlington , 4 miles away
Arlington Inn, Arlington , 4 miles away
Arcady At The Sunderland Lodge, Arlington , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Roaring Branch:
Kelley Strand Dispersed, East Arlington, 1 miles away
Howell's Camping Area, Arlington, 4 miles away
Caughnawaga Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Peru, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Roaring Branch:
West Ridge Trail, Bennington , 5 miles away
Lye Brook Trail, Bennington , 5 miles away
Healing Springs Nature Trail, Bennington , 6 miles away
Branch Pond Trail, Bennington , 6 miles away
Cooridor 7, Windham , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Roaring Branch:
Shaftsbury State Park, Vermont , 6 miles away
Woodford State Park, Vermont , 9 miles away
Emerald Lake State Park, Vermont , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Roaring Branch:
Equinox Country Club, Manchester , 6 miles away
Manchester Country Club, Manchester Center , 9 miles away
MT Anthony Country Club, Bennington , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Roaring Branch
Equinox Pond, Bennington , 5 miles away
Searsburg Reservoir, Bennington , 13 miles away
Emerald Lake, Bennington , 13 miles away

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