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Vermont whitewater, Wardsboro Brook

Windham county, North Wardsboro to West River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     4.5 miles
  The North Wardsboro to West River section of Wardsboro Brook in Windham County is 4.5 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Bennington, as you can see on the road map further down. The river winds through the Green Mountains and you get great scenery. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but
    you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large
number of good spots. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the North Wardsboro to West River section is one of them. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The scenic beauty of Windham County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you've been out of state whitewater  
rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
Wardsboro Brook is not far at all from Wardsboro, and Molly Stark State Park is worth a visit. Whohoo, so much amusing stuff in one place! The Green Mountains is great! Hiking along the Overlook Trail is splendid fun; obviously, everybody loves Jamaica State Park. At this river you will never have a bad time. If you like skiing, you're in luck; Magic Mountain is in the neighborhood of Wardsboro Brook, and you can have a splendid hiking adventure along the Railroad Bed Trail.

Wardsboro Brook, North Wardsboro to West River 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 Wardsboro Brook.
 Whitewater Near Wardsboro Brook:
Wardsboro Brook, Windham County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (North Wardsboro to West River)
Ball Mountain Brook, Windham County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Metcalf Road to Jamaica State Park)
West River, Windham County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 3.2 miles long (Salmon Hole to Route 100)
Rock River, Windham County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (South Newfane to West River)
West River, Windham County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Londonderry rapids)
West River, Windham County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 2.75 miles long (Ball Mountain Dam to Jamaica State Park)
Green River, Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.6 miles long (West Leyden to covered bridge)
Winhall River, Windham / Bennington County, 10 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.5 miles long (Grahamville School Road to Winhall Campgrounds)
Saxton's River, Windham County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Grafton to Connecticut River)
Deerfield River - East Branch, -blank- County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Somerset Reservoir to Searsburg Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Wardsboro Brook:
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 7 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 10 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 10 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 11 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 14 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 16 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 16 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 18 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 23 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Killington, Vermont , 29 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
 Marinas Near Wardsboro Brook:
Marina Restaurant, Brattleboro , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Wardsboro Brook:
Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton Mountain , 7 miles away
Deerhill Inn, West Dover , 8 miles away
Inn At Mount Snow, West Dover , 8 miles away
Deerhill Inn, West Dover , 8 miles away
Laylas Riverside Lodge, West Dover , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wardsboro Brook:
Jamaica State Park, Jamaica, 3 miles away
Townshend State Park, Townshend, 5 miles away
Bald Mountain Campground, Townshend, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Wardsboro Brook:
Overlook Trail, Windham , 3 miles away
Railroad Bed Trail, Windham , 3 miles away
Hamilton Falls Trail, Windham , 4 miles away
Mount Olga Trail, Windham , 11 miles away
Ghost Trail, Windham , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wardsboro Brook:
Jamaica State Park, Vermont , 3 miles away
Molly Stark State Park, Vermont , 11 miles away
Fort Dummer State Park, Vermont , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wardsboro Brook:
Sitzmark Country Club, Wilmington , 2 miles away
Tater Hill Golf Club, Chester , 9 miles away
Brattleboro Country Club, Brattleboro , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Wardsboro Brook
Searsburg Reservoir, Bennington , 15 miles away
Lake Sadawga, Windham , 16 miles away
Indian Pond, Cheshire , 19 miles away

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