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Connecticut River

Bordered by agricultural fields, the wide and gentle Connecticut River offers a leisurely float along its sandy turns with plenty of places to stop for a picnic and a swim. Several short Class I–II rapids at the start lead to…


Paddle Memphremagog South Bay

Paddle the South Bay, a small, shallow appendage of Lake Mempremagog, beautifully surrounded by low hills and known for exceptional birding. The bay is fed by the Black and Barton Rivers, both of which run through the South Bay Wildlife…


Upper Ammonoosuc Overnight

Meander your way through lush riparian forest as you paddle approximately 10 miles on the Upper Ammonoosuc River. This is the perfect stretch to go on your first paddle trip overnight or to test out gear before heading out on a longer…


Flagstaff Lake

Just beyond the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain lies a magnificent valley to be discovered. Historic Flagstaff Lake, at nearly 30 miles long, wraps neatly around the base of the striking Bigelow Mountain Range. Paddling includes shallow seasonal water, marshes and…


Island Pond and the Upper Clyde River

In Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom lies the village – and the lake – of Island Pond. Island Pond also serves as the headwaters for the Clyde River, which flows 40 miles northwest to Lake Memphremagog. The area is rich in wildlife…


Fulton Chain of Lakes

This paddle follows a series of lakes through classic Adirondack scenery: forested mountains rising above lakeside cottages, Adirondack great camps, small towns, and tree-lined shores. Flatwater ponds and small shallow lakes are connected by portages. This trip starts on Old…


Long Lake to Axton Landing

This trip combines lake and river paddling in the heart of the New York State’s Adirondack Park. The trip starts at the state boat launch near the hamlet of Long Lake. From there, paddlers head north toward the Raquette River….


Missisquoi Wildlife Wonders

The Missisaquoi National Wildlife Refuge is just a 45-minute drive from Burlington, Vermont, and it provides a great opportunity for a half-day or full day paddling trip. Known as the “Bird Foot Delta,” the Missisquoi River’s mouth is marked by…

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