Top Ten Canoeing and Flatwater Rafting Trips

Winooski, Vermont
Gorp.com

Difficulty: Class II

Season: May through September

Trip Length: One day

Camels Hump and Mount Mansfield are perhaps the two most well-known peaks in Vermont's Green Mountains. This trip entertains views of both for a significant portion. Plus you travel through amazing deep gorges. There is something fitting about the fact that this run starts out in Montpelier, Vermont's state capital. From there it's 58 miles to Lake Champlain. This river is celebrated for its deep-walled gorges. A trip down this river can be kind of jumpy, with several portages around dams, waterfalls, and the Winooski Gorge. But what you get for your efforts is a river with a lot of personality, with stunning views of both the bucolic and wild side of Vermont.


Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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