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Vermont whitewater, Black River

Windsor county, Whitesville to Perkinsville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     7.5 miles
  The Whitesville to Perkinsville stretch of Black River in Vermont is 7.5 miles long and is a class II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Vermont and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Vermont tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are
    suitable for beginners. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. There arenít any hotels right nearby but
if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The starting point is not too far from Lebanon, as you can see on the road map further down. The wild scenery of the Green Mountains is great. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back  
for more. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Whitesville to Perkinsville stretch is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Slot Trail, and Wilgus State Park is a pleasant location to take a look at. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Green Mountains. At Black River you always meet someone from Perkinsville, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Hang Glider Trail. This river is so wonderful. Ascutney State Park is a lovely location any time of year, and the best way to spend a winter day is on the slopes of close by Ascutney.

Black River, Whitesville to Perkinsville road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Black River.
 Whitewater Near Black River:
Black River, Windsor County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Whitesville to Perkinsville)
Williams River, Windham County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Northchester to Brockway Mills)
Saxton's River, Windham County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Grafton to Connecticut River)
Connecticut River, Windsor County, 14 miles away
      Class -blank- - 0.25 miles long (Sumner Falls)
Ottauquechee River, Windsor County, 16 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 1 miles long (Right above Route 4 to 1 Mile below Route 4)
Cold River, Cheshire County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Alstead to Drewsville)
Cold River, Cheshire/Sullivan County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.7 miles long (Vilas Pool to Alstead)
Bloods Brook, Grafton County, 19 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (Ledges)
West River, Windham County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Londonderry rapids)
Cold River, Sullivan County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 5.5 miles long (South Acworth to Vilas Pool)
 Ski Areas Near Black River:
Ascutney, Vermont , 7 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 13 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 14 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 18 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 18 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Killington, Vermont , 22 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 25 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 27 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 27 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 28 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
 Hotels Near Black River:
Holiday Inn Club Vacations MOUNT ASCUTNEY RESORT, Brownsville , 6 miles away
Rose Arbour Bed Breakfast, Chester , 7 miles away
Castle Hill Resort And Spa, Ludlow , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express SPRINGFIELD, Springfield , 9 miles away
The Combes Family Inn, Ludlow , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Black River:
Hidden Valley Campgrounds, Chester, 3 miles away
Crown Point Camping Area, Perkinsville, 3 miles away
Caton Place Campground, Cavendish, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Black River:
Hang Glider Trail, Windsor , 7 miles away
Slot Trail, Windsor , 7 miles away
Futures Trail, Windsor , 8 miles away
Mount Peg Foot and Bridal Trails, Windsor , 12 miles away
Barnard Trail, Windsor , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Black River:
Ascutney State Park, Vermont , 8 miles away
Wilgus State Park, Vermont , 9 miles away
Quechee State Park, Vermont , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Black River:
Crown Point Country Club, Springfield , 6 miles away
Windsor Country Club, Windsor , 9 miles away
Bellows Falls Country Club, Bellows Falls , 11 miles away

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