Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal and Richford River Festival

This year’s Paddle-Pedal has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope to see you next year!

The 2020 Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal is set for Saturday, June 20, in Richford, Vermont!

This family-friendly event combines 6.5 miles of paddling down a Wild and Scenic section of the Missisquoi River and 5 miles of cycling on the adjacent Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail.

The paddle-pedal is part of the Richford River Festival, which features live music, kids activities, workshops, and lunch.

Check back for more details, including start times and more.

Get your tickets!

Route Overview

Boat and Bike Rentals

  • Rent a bike from Jay Cloud Cyclery. Call (802) 326-2055 for more info. 
  • $10 boat rentals are available from Montgomery Adventures with an advance registration. Bike shuttling (to the take-out point) and boat shuttling (back to the start line) provided. Call (802) 326-2021 for more info.

Buy Tickets

  • Tickets cost $20 online for adults and $25 day of. Children pay $10 either way.
  • Proceeds will support waterway stewardship projects along the NFCT.

Click here to buy your tickets today.

Lodging and Camping

  • Discounted lodging available across the street from Davis Park at Grey Gables Mansion, or camp 20 minutes away at peaceful Lake Carmi State Park. (Walk-in registration for camping is fine; no need for two night reservations.)


Want to participate but not paddle and pedal? We need volunteers to make this event happen. Volunteers are needed to help with race timing, registration, and staffing road crossings. E-mail [email protected]org for more info!

Promote the Event

Help promote the Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal by sharing our Facebook event page.

Past results

2019 Results

2018 Results

Thank you to our 2020 partners!


Richford Conservation Commission



2017 results – See this year’s times.

2017 Photo Gallery – Images of participants by Scott Staples

Schedule and course map – Pertinent info about times and event locations

Race rules  – Find out about participant rules before you show up at the event.

Participant “classes” – Check out the category breakdown to see where you fit best.

2016 results and photos – Browse last year’s times and check out our collection of photos.

Interactive course map – Use this tool to better understand the route.

Online waivers – All participants are required to complete an adult or youth waiver.


State campgrounds

Bed and Breakfasts