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Vermont whitewater, Deerfield River - West Branch

Bennington county, Heartwellville to Readsboro Village section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     3.5 miles
WOW. don't come here unless you been paddlin for some time. Although a bit easier than CL5 I have done in other states, this still comes at you fast. Not easy to find a place to stay if looking for a room as it was stated here. Wasn't hard to find a place and park for the night though and with a mini van with DVDs, we snuggled up nice, with noone to bother us. Oh yeah, nice and cool at night (although summer) glad we had a lot of blankets
    and ways to stay warm. Says ipaddleguy

The starting point is not too far from Bennington, as you can see on the road map further down. The Heartwellville to Readsboro Village section of Deerfield River - West Branch
is 3.5 miles long and it is classified as a class V section by American Whitewater. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The wonderful Vermont scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons  
enough to come here and paddle. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This section is quite short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Heartwellville to Readsboro Village stretch is just one of them. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Deerfield River - West Branch, Heartwellville to Readsboro Village 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 Deerfield River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Deerfield River - West Branch:
Deerfield River - West Branch, Bennington County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Heartwellville to Readsboro Village)
Deerfield River, Franklin County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Monroe Bridge to Bear Swamp)
Dunbar Brook, Franklin / Berkshire County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (South Road to Deerfield River)
Deerfield River, Franklin County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Bear Swamp to Route 2)
Deerfield River, Windham County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Searsburg Dam to Harriman Reservoir)
Pelham Brook, Franklin County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 3.25 miles long (Rowe Center to Deerfield River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Crab Apple Whitewater, Franklin County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Cold River, Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.25 miles long (Route 2 hairpin turn to Deerfield River)
Hoosic River, Hampden County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (North Adams to North Pownal Vermont)
Whitewater Outfitter - Zoar Outdoor, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Deerfield River - West Branch:
Haystack, Vermont , 8 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 10 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 10 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 17 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 21 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 22 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 25 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 26 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 26 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 29 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Deerfield River - West Branch:
Snow Goose Inn, West Dover , 10 miles away
Mount Snow Condominiums, West Dover , 10 miles away
Mt Snow Grand Summit Resort, West Dover , 11 miles away
Laylas Riverside Lodge, West Dover , 11 miles away
Deerhill Inn, West Dover , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deerfield River - West Branch:
Kelly Camp Trail Dispersed, Readsboro, 6 miles away
Red Mill Brook Campground, Bennington County, 7 miles away
Mohawk Trail State Forest, Rowe, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Deerfield River - West Branch:
Dunbar Brook Trail, Franklin , 4 miles away
Kelly Camp Trail, Bennington , 6 miles away
Deerfield Ridge Trail, Windham , 7 miles away
Deerfield Ridge Trail, Windham , 8 miles away
Old Stage Trail, Bennington , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deerfield River - West Branch:
Monroe State Forest, Massachusetts , 3 miles away
Mohawk Trail State Forest, Massachusetts , 8 miles away
Woodford State Park, Vermont , 8 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deerfield River - West Branch:
Blackstone Golf Course, Defuniak Springs , 7 miles away
Stamford Valley Golf Course, Stamford , 8 miles away
Forest Park Country Club, Adams , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Deerfield River - West Branch
Lake Sadawga, Windham , 5 miles away
Searsburg Reservoir, Bennington , 6 miles away
Ashmere Lake, Berkshire , 20 miles away

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