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Vermont whitewater, Mad River

Washington county, Middle section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I(V)     4 miles
  The nature scenery of Vermont and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Middle section of Mad River is 4 miles long and it is classified as a class I(V) section by American Whitewater. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that the rivers in this
    state are less demanding. There's camping available near Mad River. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available
very near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The beauty of the Green Mountains is a great plus for this river. The Middle stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The put-in is not too far from Barre. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
The friendly people
of Moretown like to hang out nearby, and the skiing at Bolton Valley is glorious. If you want a glorious time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Green Mountains. Near Mad River you hit upon the Stevenson Brook Trail which is a nice hiking trail. Going to Waterbury Center State Park next to Mad River is a great thing to do, and there is a glorious hiking trail nearby called the Hedgehop Hill Loop Trail. Don't leave Mad River without first paying a visit to Moretown Falls. Little River State Park is a great spot to pop by on a wonderful day. The amount of precipitation that falls at Mad River is close to the national average.


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These outdoors activities are available near Mad River.
 Whitewater Near Mad River:
Mad River, Washington County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 2 miles long (1st Hydro Dam to Winooski River)
Winooski River, Washington County, 5 miles away
      Class I(II) - 5 miles long (Middlesex to Waterbury)
Little River, Washington County, 7 miles away
      Class I(III) - 2.5 miles long (Waterbury Reservoir to Winooski River)
Ridley Brook, Washington County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Camel's Hump Road in North Duxbury to Winooski River)
Little River - West Branch, Lamoille County, 12 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3 miles long (Fosters to Recreation Path parking lot)
Minister Brook, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kimball Road to Route 12)
Huntington River, Chittenden County, 15 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)
New Haven River, Addison County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Baldwin Creek to Otter Creek)
Lamoille River, Lamoille County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (Slide Falls to Jeffersonville)
 Ski Areas Near Mad River:
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 11 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 12 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 12 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 14 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 16 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 18 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 28 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 30 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Killington, Vermont , 32 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 32 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
 Hotels Near Mad River:
Best Western Plus Waterbury - Stowe, Waterbury , 5 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Waterbury Stowe, Waterbury , 5 miles away
The Inn At The Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield , 6 miles away
Weathertop Mountain Inn, Waitsfield , 8 miles away
Sugarbush Condos, Warren , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mad River:
Duxbury Campground, Waterbury, 3 miles away
Little River State Park, Waterbury, 7 miles away
Gold Brook Campground, Stowe, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Mad River:
Hedgehop Hill Loop Trail, Washington , 8 miles away
Stevenson Brook Trail, Washington , 8 miles away
Dalley Loop Trail, Washington , 8 miles away
Sawmill Loop Trail, Washington , 9 miles away
Catamount Cross Country Trail, Washington , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mad River:
Waterbury Center State Park, Vermont , 6 miles away
Little River State Park, Vermont , 7 miles away
Allis State Park, Vermont , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mad River:
Country Club of Vermont, Waterbury Center , 5 miles away
Blush Hill Country Club, Waterbury , 5 miles away
Sugarbush Resort & Golf Club, Warren , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Mad River
Pecks Pond, Washington , 15 miles away
Lake Lamoille, Lamoille , 19 miles away

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