Winooski River Rafting
Price: $$
River Rapid Class: II-III
Trip in Miles: Marshfield to Montpelier: 24 miles
Trip Duration: 1 to 2 days
Season: May-September
Raft Types: Paddle Raft, Inflatable Kayak
River Sections: Marshfield to Montpelier
Nearby Towns: Montpelier (VT), Marshfield (VT)
Gateway City: Montpelier (VT)
Driving Times: Burlington (VT): 1 hour; Manchester (NH): 2.5 hours

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. The scenic stretch between Montpelier and Marshfield traces US Highway 2 in a snaking, zigzag course.

Published: 18 May 2011 | Last Updated: 25 Aug 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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