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Vermont whitewater, Winooski River

Washington county, Middlesex to Waterbury section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I(II)     5 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Barre, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Middlesex to Waterbury section of Winooski River is 5 miles long and is a class I(II) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Vermont and the water flowing gracefully down Winooski River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter,
     this is an area with plenty of spots for that. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Middlesex to Waterbury section is one of them. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip.
Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are many good hotels to choose from, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Vermont is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The  
Green Mountains scenery is wonderful.

Briefly about the general area:
There's pleasant hiking along the Stevenson Brook Trail, and Waterbury Center State Park is a good location to pop by. Be careful coming to the Green Mountains, you might not ever want to go home again. Don't leave Winooski River without first going for a hike along the Hedgehop Hill Loop Trail. A tour to Little River State Park revives the soul; if you're going to from Moretown, you won't be the only one. Bolton Valley is a very popular ski area close at hand. Winooski River gets a typical amount of yearly precipitation.

Winooski River, Middlesex to Waterbury 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 Winooski River.
 Whitewater Near Winooski River:
Mad River, Washington County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 2 miles long (1st Hydro Dam to Winooski River)
Winooski River, Washington County, 3 miles away
      Class I(II) - 5 miles long (Middlesex to Waterbury)
Mad River, Washington County, 4 miles away
      Class I(V) - 4 miles long (Middle)
Little River, Washington County, 5 miles away
      Class I(III) - 2.5 miles long (Waterbury Reservoir to Winooski River)
Ridley Brook, Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Camel's Hump Road in North Duxbury to Winooski River)
Little River - West Branch, Lamoille County, 10 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3 miles long (Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot)
Minister Brook, Washington County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kimball Road to Route 12)
Lamoille River, Lamoille County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (Slide Falls to Jeffersonville)
Huntington River, Chittenden County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Hanksville to Cochran Road)
Mill Brook, Chittenden County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 5 miles long (Jericho)
 Ski Areas Near Winooski River:
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 10 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 11 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 13 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 15 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 15 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 18 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 31 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 33 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Jay Peak, Vermont , 34 miles away, 2153 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 34 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
 Hotels Near Winooski River:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Waterbury Stowe, Waterbury , 2 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Waterbury - Stowe, Waterbury , 2 miles away
Green Mountain Inn, Stowe , 8 miles away
Sun And Ski Inn And Suites, Stowe , 8 miles away
The Stowe Inn And Tavern, Stowe , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Winooski River:
Duxbury Campground, Waterbury, 5 miles away
Little River State Park, Waterbury, 5 miles away
Gold Brook Campground, Stowe, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Winooski River:
Hedgehop Hill Loop Trail, Washington , 5 miles away
Stevenson Brook Trail, Washington , 6 miles away
Dalley Loop Trail, Washington , 7 miles away
Sawmill Loop Trail, Washington , 8 miles away
Haselton Trail, Lamoille , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Winooski River:
Waterbury Center State Park, Vermont , 3 miles away
Little River State Park, Vermont , 5 miles away
Underhill State Park, Vermont , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Winooski River:
Country Club of Vermont, Waterbury Center , 2 miles away
Blush Hill Country Club, Waterbury , 3 miles away
Stowe Country Club, Stowe , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Winooski River
Pecks Pond, Washington , 15 miles away
Lake Lamoille, Lamoille , 15 miles away
Lake Elmore, Lamoille , 17 miles away

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