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Vermont whitewater, Williams River

Windham county, Northchester to Brockway Mills section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     7.5 miles
 
The dam and huge waterfall and gorge at Brockways Mills is not marked right now. There used to be buoy lines and a danger sign but they are gone! Be so careful to get out before the dam!!! Says Lisa Crocer

The nature scenery of Windham County and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. 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 visiting
    here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and
some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch of Williams River is 7.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II section. There are a few other sections  
in this river system that can be paddled as well. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Really wonderful skiing awaits you at Ascutney; Ascutney State Park is a perfect place to take a look at on a gorgeous day. There is a wonderful hiking trail in the vicinity of Williams River called the Slot Trail, and a tour to Wilgus State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. This river is so wonderful. A wonderful forest near Williams River is Rockingham Town Forest, and while you're here you will meet lots of people from close by Chester.

Williams River, Northchester to Brockway Mills road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Williams River.
 Whitewater Near Williams River:
Williams River, Windham County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Northchester to Brockway Mills)
Saxton's River, Windham County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Grafton to Connecticut River)
Black River, Windsor County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Whitesville to Perkinsville)
Cold River, Cheshire County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Alstead to Drewsville)
West River, Windham County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 2.75 miles long (Ball Mountain Dam to Jamaica State Park)
Adamson River - West Branch, Windham County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 6 miles long (Route 100A to Putney)
Cold River, Cheshire/Sullivan County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.7 miles long (Vilas Pool to Alstead)
West River, Windham County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Londonderry rapids)
West River, Windham County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 3.2 miles long (Salmon Hole to Route 100)
Cold River, Sullivan County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 5.5 miles long (South Acworth to Vilas Pool)
 Ski Areas Near Williams River:
Ascutney, Vermont , 12 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 14 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 15 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 21 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 21 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 24 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 25 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Killington, Vermont , 25 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 26 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 28 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
 Marinas Near Williams River:
Marina Restaurant, Brattleboro , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Williams River:
Rose Arbour Bed & Breakfast, Chester , 3 miles away
Hugging Bear Inn And Shoppe, Chester , 3 miles away
Rodeway Inn Bellows Falls, Bellows Falls , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express SPRINGFIELD, Springfield , 8 miles away
Castle Hill Resort And Spa, Cavendish , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Williams River:
Hidden Valley Campgrounds, Chester, 4 miles away
Tree Farm Campground, Springfield, 7 miles away
The Farm Campground, Windsor County, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Williams River:
Wilgus State Park, Vermont , 12 miles away
Ascutney State Park, Vermont , 13 miles away
Jamaica State Park, Vermont , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Williams River:
Bellows Falls Country Club, Bellows Falls , 5 miles away
Crown Point Country Club, Springfield , 6 miles away
Tater Hill Golf Club, Chester , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Williams River
Spofford Lake, Cheshire , 19 miles away
Indian Pond, Cheshire , 20 miles away

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