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Vermont whitewater, Little River - West Branch

Lamoille county, Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(IV)     3 miles
  The natural beauty of Vermont and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The put-in location is a short drive from Barre, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The campgrounds here at Little River - West Branch are pretty good. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You
    might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people.
When you're paddling down a Green Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This is a short paddling stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot section is one of them. The Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot section of Little River - West Branch in Vermont is 3 miles long and has been rated as a class II(IV)  
section by American Whitewater. The average Vermont whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Waterbury Center here, and the snow is splendid at Stowe. There's no way someone can get bored here in the Green Mountains. Have a splendid hiking adventure along the Haselton Trail, and Little River State Park is worth a visit. This is a really good river. near Little River - West Branch you'll discover a wooded vicinity called Stowe Municipal Forest; don't leave without going to Waterbury Center State Park.

Little River - West Branch, Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot 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 Little River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Little River - West Branch:
Little River - West Branch, Lamoille County, 1 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3 miles long (Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot)
Little River, Washington County, 6 miles away
      Class I(III) - 2.5 miles long (Waterbury Reservoir to Winooski River)
Lamoille River, Lamoille County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (Slide Falls to Jeffersonville)
Ridley Brook, Washington County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Camel's Hump Road in North Duxbury to Winooski River)
Mad River, Washington County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 2 miles long (1st Hydro Dam to Winooski River)
Winooski River, Washington County, 11 miles away
      Class I(II) - 5 miles long (Middlesex to Waterbury)
Minister Brook, Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kimball Road to Route 12)
Mad River, Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class I(V) - 4 miles long (Middle)
Gihon River, Lamoille County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (VT 100c to covered bridge)
Mill Brook, Chittenden County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 5 miles long (Jericho)
 Ski Areas Near Little River - West Branch:
Stowe, Vermont , 4 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 5 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 8 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 17 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 19 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 21 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Jay Peak, Vermont , 27 miles away, 2153 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Mont Sutton, Quebec , 33 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 53 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 39 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Ski Bromont, Quebec , 41 miles away, 1271 foot drop, 5 lifts, 52 runs
 Hotels Near Little River - West Branch:
Topnotch Resort, Stowe , 0 miles away
The Stowehof, Stowe , 1 miles away
Golden Eagle Resort, Stowe , 2 miles away
Timberholm Inn Bed Breakfast, Stowe , 2 miles away
Stowe Motel, Stowe , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little River - West Branch:
Smugglers Notch State Park, Moscow, 3 miles away
Gold Brook Campground, Stowe, 3 miles away
Mud City Adventures, Stowe, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Little River - West Branch:
Haselton Trail, Lamoille , 4 miles away
Hedgehop Hill Loop Trail, Washington , 4 miles away
The Long Trail, Lamoille , 4 miles away
Dalley Loop Trail, Washington , 5 miles away
Stevenson Brook Trail, Washington , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little River - West Branch:
Little River State Park, Vermont , 5 miles away
Waterbury Center State Park, Vermont , 6 miles away
Underhill State Park, Vermont , 7 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little River - West Branch:
West Hill Golf Course, Stowe , 2 miles away
Stowe Country Club, Stowe , 3 miles away
Blush Hill Country Club, Waterbury , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Little River - West Branch
Lake Lamoille, Lamoille , 10 miles away
Lake Elmore, Lamoille , 15 miles away
Metcalf Pond, Franklin , 15 miles away

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