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Vermont whitewater, Saxton's River

Windham county, Grafton to Connecticut River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     11 miles
  This stretch of Saxton's River in Vermont is 11 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Vermont are often more forgiving than in other states, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. There are plenty of hotels here
    if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. The put-in location is a
short drive from Keene, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Grafton to Connecticut River section is one of them. The wonderful Windham County scenery and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good places for that around here.

Briefly about
 
the general area:
Wilgus State Park is both magnificent and charming, and it's right next door to Saxton's River; close by you hit upon magnificent locations like Pleasant Valley. The friendly folks of Saxtons River like to hang out nearby. During the warmest time of the year highs here at Saxton's River reach the 80's while overnight lows are typically in the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's, and through the dark hours in the wintertime at Saxton's River temperatures plunge to the 10's. Saxton's River is a quite wet place mostly with a good deal of precipitation.

Saxton's River, Grafton to Connecticut River 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 Saxton's River.
 Whitewater Near Saxton's River:
Saxton's River, Windham County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Grafton to Connecticut River)
Williams River, Windham County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Northchester to Brockway Mills)
Adamson River - West Branch, Windham County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 6 miles long (Route 100A to Putney)
West River, Windham County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 2.75 miles long (Ball Mountain Dam to Jamaica State Park)
Cold River, Cheshire County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Alstead to Drewsville)
Cold River, Cheshire/Sullivan County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.7 miles long (Vilas Pool to Alstead)
Black River, Windsor County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Whitesville to Perkinsville)
Rock River, Windham County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (South Newfane to West River)
Cold River, Sullivan County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 5.5 miles long (South Acworth to Vilas Pool)
Ashuelot River, Cheshire County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Gilsum Gorge to Shaws Corner)
 Ski Areas Near Saxton's River:
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 16 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Ascutney, Vermont , 16 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 17 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 19 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 26 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 26 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 27 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 28 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 29 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 29 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
 Marinas Near Saxton's River:
Marina Restaurant, Brattleboro , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Saxton's River:
Rodeway Inn Bellows Falls, Bellows Falls , 5 miles away
Rose Arbour Bed & Breakfast, Chester , 8 miles away
Hugging Bear Inn And Shoppe, Chester , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express SPRINGFIELD, Springfield , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Brattleboro, Brattleboro , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Saxton's River:
Putney Student Travel, Putney, 6 miles away
Brookside Camping, Putney, 7 miles away
Tree Farm Campground, Springfield, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Saxton's River:
Hang Glider Trail, Windsor , 16 miles away
Slot Trail, Windsor , 16 miles away
Futures Trail, Windsor , 16 miles away
Railroad Bed Trail, Windham , 16 miles away
Hamilton Falls Trail, Windham , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Saxton's River:
Wilgus State Park, Vermont , 15 miles away
Ascutney State Park, Vermont , 16 miles away
Jamaica State Park, Vermont , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Saxton's River:
Bellows Falls Country Club, Bellows Falls , 3 miles away
Crown Point Country Club, Springfield , 8 miles away
Hooper Golf Club, Walpole , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Saxton's River
Spofford Lake, Cheshire , 14 miles away
Indian Pond, Cheshire , 15 miles away

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