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Vermont whitewater, Connecticut River

Windsor county, Sumner Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

Just an FYI for you Kayak buffs this was an awesome trip but will require two vehicles one for the put in and one for the extraction starting in Hartland VT ending in Cornish NH.

Putin Location Coordinates: Latitude: 43. 56439 Longitude: -72. 38111 These coordinates are taken from a web site it is recommended you ask directions when you reach route 5 in Hartland VT

The take out is just North of the Cornish bridge unless you want
    to travel three miles South to North Star Canoe and Kayak.

Some swift water lots of current to assist in this 10 to 12 mile trip all paddlers agree this was awesome. Says EARL Cook

If you're coming from Lebanon
it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The beautiful scenery of Windsor County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average,  
so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The campgrounds here at Connecticut River are pretty good. This stretch is very short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Whitewater paddling here in the Green Mountains is a great experience. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Sumner Falls section is one of them. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. There are many good hotels to choose from, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Connecticut River, Sumner Falls road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Connecticut River.
 Whitewater Near Connecticut River:
Connecticut River, Windsor County, 0 miles away
      Class -blank- - 0.25 miles long (Sumner Falls)
Ottauquechee River, Windsor County, 4 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 1 miles long (Right above Route 4 to 1 Mile below Route 4)
Bloods Brook, Grafton County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (Ledges)
Mascoma River, Grafton County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 0.33 miles long (Lebanon)
Mascoma River, Grafton County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.9 miles long (Mascoma Lake to Route 4)
Black River, Windsor County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (Whitesville to Perkinsville)
Sugar River, Sullivan County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.8 miles long (North Newport to Route 103)
Croyden Brook, Sullivan County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Newport)
White River, Orange County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 13 miles long (North Royalton to West Hartford)
White River - First Branch, Orange County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Chelsea Health Center to above Sawmill Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Connecticut River:
Ascutney, Vermont , 8 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 12 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 14 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 16 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 24 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 25 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Killington, Vermont , 29 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 32 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 33 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 38 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
 Hotels Near Connecticut River:
Inn At Clearwater Pond, Quechee , 4 miles away
Quality Inn At Quechee Gorge, Quechee , 4 miles away
Snapdragon Inn, Windsor , 4 miles away
Super 8 White River Junction, White River Junction , 5 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites White River Junction, White River Junction , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Connecticut River:
Quechee State Park, Quechee, 4 miles away
Quechee Pine Valley Campground, White River Jct, 4 miles away
K O A Kampgrounds, White River Jct, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Connecticut River:
Futures Trail, Windsor , 7 miles away
Slot Trail, Windsor , 8 miles away
Hang Glider Trail, Windsor , 8 miles away
Mount Peg Foot and Bridal Trails, Windsor , 9 miles away
Dartmouth Outing Club Trail, Grafton , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Connecticut River:
Quechee State Park, Vermont , 4 miles away
Ascutney State Park, Vermont , 7 miles away
Wilgus State Park, Vermont , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Connecticut River:
Fore-U Golf Center, West Lebanon , 5 miles away
Windsor Country Club, Windsor , 5 miles away
Carter Country Club, Lebanon , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Connecticut River
Mascoma Lake, Grafton , 15 miles away
Eastman Pond, Sullivan , 18 miles away

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