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Vermont whitewater, Middlebury River

Addison county, Ripton to East Middlebury section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     2.6 miles
  This section of Middlebury River in Addison County is 2.6 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V section. The starting location is a short drive from Rutland, as you can see on the road map further down. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The wild
    scenery of the Green Mountains is great. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking 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. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The wonderful  
Addison County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Middlebury River are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody nearby loves skiing at Sugarbush; going for a hike on the Oak Ridge Trail is always a splendid adventure. These mountains rock, just look at all the exciting stuff to do in the Green Mountains. Here at Middlebury River there are plenty of people from Salisbury, and Branbury State Park is both splendid and stunning. This river is always fun. Go for a hike on the Keewaydin Trail. From a rain point of view Middlebury River is a rather typical site.

Middlebury River, Ripton to East Middlebury 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 Middlebury River.
 Whitewater Near Middlebury River:
Middlebury River, Addison County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 2.6 miles long (Ripton to East Middlebury)
New Haven River, Addison County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Baldwin Creek to Otter Creek)
New Haven River, Addison County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 1.3 miles long (West Lincoln to Route 116 bridge)
Otter Creek, Rutland / Addison County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0 miles long (Above Bleeders Dam to Bleeders Dam)
Huntington River, Chittenden County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Hanksville to Cochran Road)
Lewis Creek, Chittendon / Addison County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Prindle Corner to Lake Champlain)
White River, Windsor County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Rochester to Bethel)
Clarendon River, Rutland County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Clarendon Springs to West Rutland)
Ridley Brook, Washington County, 24 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Camel's Hump Road in North Duxbury to Winooski River)
Mill Brook, Chittenden County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 5 miles long (Jericho)
 Ski Areas Near Middlebury River:
Sugarbush, Vermont , 14 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 15 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 22 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 22 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Killington, Vermont , 25 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 27 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 34 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 35 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 36 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 37 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
 Marinas Near Middlebury River:
Waterhouse Campground and Marina, Salisbury , 4 miles away
Champlain Bridge Marina, Vergennes , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Middlebury River:
Courtyard Middlebury, Middlebury , 6 miles away
The Middlebury Inn, Middlebury , 7 miles away
Mountain Top Inn And Resort, Chittenden , 15 miles away
The Sugarbush Inn, Warren , 15 miles away
Mountain Top Inn And Resort, Chittenden , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Middlebury River:
Branbury State Park, Salisbury, 3 miles away
Waterhouse Campground and Marina, Salisbury, 4 miles away
Moosalamoo Campground, Addison County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Middlebury River:
Oak Ridge Trail, Addison , 2 miles away
Keewaydin Trail, Addison , 2 miles away
Mount Moosalamoo Trail, Addison , 2 miles away
Mount Moosalamoo Trail, Addison , 3 miles away
Nature Trail, Addison , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Middlebury River:
Branbury State Park, Vermont , 3 miles away
Half Moon Pond State Park, Vermont , 18 miles away
Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Middlebury River:
Neshobe Golf Club, Brandon , 9 miles away
Ralph Myhre Golf Course, Middlebury , 15 miles away
Sugarbush Golf Course, Warren , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Middlebury River
Lake Dunmore, Addison , 4 miles away
Silver Lake, Addison , 4 miles away
Winona Lake, Addison , 10 miles away

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