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Vermont whitewater, New Haven River

Addison county, West Lincoln to Route 116 bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     1.3 miles
  The wonderful Addison County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The average Vermont whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The beautiful Green Mountains scenery is an added bonus. There are campgrounds
    quite near the river where you can camp. This is an extremely short stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots.
This stretch of New Haven River in Addison County is 1.3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V section. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. The starting location is a short drive  
from Rutland, as you can see on the road map further down. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the West Lincoln to Route 116 bridge section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Near New Haven River you locate the Abbey Pond Trail which is a glorious hiking trail, and you're sure to come across some wonderful people from Bristol here. All year is a wonderful time in the Green Mountains if you have a thing about the outdoors. Going to Branbury State Park in the vicinity of New Haven River is a great thing to do, and some good nature is available in Lincoln Municipal Forest.

New Haven River, West Lincoln to Route 116 bridge 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 New Haven River.
 Whitewater Near New Haven River:
New Haven River, Addison County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1.3 miles long (West Lincoln to Route 116 bridge)
New Haven River, Addison County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Baldwin Creek to Otter Creek)
Middlebury River, Addison County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 2.6 miles long (Ripton to East Middlebury)
Huntington River, Chittenden County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Hanksville to Cochran Road)
Lewis Creek, Chittendon / Addison County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Prindle Corner to Lake Champlain)
Otter Creek, Rutland / Addison County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0 miles long (Above Bleeders Dam to Bleeders Dam)
Mill Brook, Chittenden County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 5 miles long (Jericho)
Ridley Brook, Washington County, 17 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Camel's Hump Road in North Duxbury to Winooski River)
White River, Windsor County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Rochester to Bethel)
Mad River, Washington County, 21 miles away
      Class I(V) - 4 miles long (Middle)
 Ski Areas Near New Haven River:
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 9 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 10 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 14 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 20 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 27 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 27 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 29 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Killington, Vermont , 30 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 37 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 41 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
 Marinas Near New Haven River:
Waterhouse Campground and Marina, Salisbury , 11 miles away
Champlain Bridge Marina, Vergennes , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near New Haven River:
Courtyard Middlebury, Middlebury , 10 miles away
The Middlebury Inn, Middlebury , 10 miles away
The Sugarbush Inn, Warren , 11 miles away
Weathertop Mountain Inn, Waitsfield , 13 miles away
Sugarbush Condos, Warren , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near New Haven River:
Green Mt. Family Campground, Bristol, 1 miles away
Maple Hill Campsites, Bristol, 3 miles away
Green Mountain Family Campground, Bristol, 5 miles away
 Trails Near New Haven River:
Beaver Meadow Trail, Addison , 4 miles away
Abbey Pond Trail, Addison , 5 miles away
Battell Trail, Addison , 6 miles away
Jerusalem Trail, Chittenden , 7 miles away
Emily Proctor Trail, Addison , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near New Haven River:
Branbury State Park, Vermont , 11 miles away
Mt. Philo State Park, Vermont , 14 miles away
Kingsland Bay State Park, Vermont , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near New Haven River:
Ralph Myhre Golf Course, Middlebury , 11 miles away
Cedar Knoll Country Club, Hinesburg , 11 miles away
Sugarbush Golf Course, Warren , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near New Haven River
Winona Lake, Addison , 4 miles away
Lake Dunmore, Addison , 11 miles away
Silver Lake, Addison , 12 miles away

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