Kayak/Canoe

The Best Kayak/Canoe Trails in Vermont (United States)

171 trails

Photo of Carlton's Prize Photo of Winooski River, 4/27/2013 Photo of Green River Reservoir
  • Carlton's Prize

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    near South Hero, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    6.33nm
    Elevation +
    10f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofCarlton's Prize Photo ofCarlton's Prize Photo ofCarlton's Prize

    Ishmael and I had been knocking about a trip to Carleton's Prize for quite a while. We had heard the tale of the Revolutionary War battle between Sir Guy Carleton and this small island in Lake Champlain and wanted to vis...

  • Winooski River, 4/27/2013

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    near Winooski, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    13.33nm
    Elevation +
    16f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofWinooski River, 4/27/2013 Photo ofWinooski River, 4/27/2013 Photo ofWinooski River, 4/27/2013

    Spotted a car at the Burlington Coast Guard Station and drove to the cartop launch at the Millyard in Winooski. The launch is down river about .1 miles from where you must stop your car, It is then down a set of stairs a...

  • Green River Reservoir

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    near Garfield, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    11.79nm
    Elevation +
    141f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofGreen River Reservoir Photo ofGreen River Reservoir Photo ofGreen River Reservoir

    Wonderful, power boat free lake/reservoir about 20 miles north of Montpelier, VT. Jay Peak (20 miles, north) is visible from the southern section of the main body of the lake. Lots of bays and islands to explore.

  • Green River Reservoir 4/30/2016

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    near Garfield, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    7.14nm
    Elevation +
    190f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofGreen River Reservoir 4/30/2016 Photo ofGreen River Reservoir 4/30/2016 Photo ofGreen River Reservoir 4/30/2016

    Beautiful day to be out on the water. We stopped for a picnic at campsite #13. The Brady jersey is for the benefit of all my friends that are Bills fans.

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  • Lake Eligo

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    near Campbells Corner, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    3.47nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofLake Eligo Photo ofLake Eligo Photo ofLake Eligo

    Lake Eligo is located between the towns of Greensboro and Craftsbury, Vermont. It is about two miles long and a half-mile wide with a small public swimming beach and a public access boat ramp. The lake is flanked by stee...

  • Lake Willoughby

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    near Westmore, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    8.58nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofLake Willoughby Photo ofLake Willoughby Photo ofLake Willoughby

    Westmore, VT Lake Willoughby is five miles in length, a total of 1653 acres in size, with a maximum depth of 320 feet. It is one of the deepest lakes in the northeastern United States. It resembles a fjord with the ro...

  • Kayak - Battenkill River

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    near West Arlington, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    9.74nm
    Elevation +
    13f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofKayak  - Battenkill River

    A nice time on the Battenkill. Make sure the USGS gauge at Battenville is 5 ir greater so you aren't bottoming out, and you are all set for a great paddle. See my trip report at: http://www.offonadventure.com/2012/...

  • Green River Reservoir, Garfield, VT

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    near Garfield, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    6.87nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofGreen River Reservoir, Garfield, VT Photo ofGreen River Reservoir, Garfield, VT Photo ofGreen River Reservoir, Garfield, VT

    Located in Green River Reservoir State Park, this body of water is 653 acres with 19 miles of undeveloped shoreline and a number of smaller ponds. Popular with local canoe and kayak campers as well as day paddlers too. ...

  • Joes Brook, West Danville

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    near West Danville, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    6.23nm
    Elevation +
    0f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofJoes Brook, West Danville Photo ofJoes Brook, West Danville Photo ofJoes Brook, West Danville

    Launched on Joes Pond. Lovely, winding, sandy bottom creek with several beaver-made obstacles but FUN!

  • Lake Willoughby, Westmore, VT

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    near Westmore, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    9.93nm
    Elevation +
    7f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofLake Willoughby, Westmore, VT Photo ofLake Willoughby, Westmore, VT Photo ofLake Willoughby, Westmore, VT

    One of Vermont’s most beautiful cold water lakes. It is called an oligotrophic lake due to its low nutrient levels and deep, cold water that supports trout and other cold-loving species.

  • Crystal Lake, Barton VT

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    near Willoughby, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    4.83nm
    Elevation +
    23f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofCrystal Lake, Barton VT Photo ofCrystal Lake, Barton VT Photo ofCrystal Lake, Barton VT

    Launched from public boat ramp at south end of the lake. Circumnavigated trying to stay out of the wind . . . Fat chance!

  • Valley Lake aka Dog Pond

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    near Woodbury, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    3.75nm
    Elevation +
    30f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofValley Lake aka Dog Pond Photo ofValley Lake aka Dog Pond Photo ofValley Lake aka Dog Pond

    Circumnavigation - slow and steady to enjoy the wildlife - lots of turtles, fish, water lilies and other flowers, gorgeous clouds, and fantastic rocks

  • Great Hosmer Pond

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    near Mill Village, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    4.25nm
    Elevation +
    23f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofGreat Hosmer Pond Photo ofGreat Hosmer Pond Photo ofGreat Hosmer Pond

    Site of the sculling program at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Public boat launch just past the Center on the south end.

  • Caspian Lake, VT

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    near Greensboro, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    5.62nm
    Elevation +
    144f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo ofCaspian Lake, VT Photo ofCaspian Lake, VT Photo ofCaspian Lake, VT

    Figure 8 track Lots of loons today: 2 single adults and one adult pair with 2 (maybe 3) babies Brisk north wind!

  • Caspian Lake, Greensboro, VT

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    near Hardwick Center, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    7.94nm
    Elevation +
    157f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo ofCaspian Lake, Greensboro, VT Photo ofCaspian Lake, Greensboro, VT Photo ofCaspian Lake, Greensboro, VT

    Gorgeous late summer day. Fall is in the air. Strong and crisp NE wind. White caps on the water! OOPS! Mileage includes drive from Hardwick for some reason?

  • Missisquoi River

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    near Richford, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    5.49nm
    Elevation +
    0f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo ofMissisquoi River Photo ofMissisquoi River Photo ofMissisquoi River

    Missisquoi River from Richford, VT to East Berkshire, VT Part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT)

  • Joe's Pond, West Danville, VT

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    near West Danville, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    3.00nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    22
    Photo ofJoe's Pond, West Danville, VT

    Joe's Pond is at an elevation of 1,551 feet and covers an area of approximately 393 acres. Its maximum depth is about 100 feet. It is three miles long and at its widest, three-quarters of a mile across. Its shores are de...

  • Canoeing on the green river reservoir

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    near Garfield, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    7.03nm
    Elevation +
    52f
    TrailRank
    22

    Green River Reservoir is a very nice place for canoeing; very quiet, green and undeveloped, it provides this "wilderness" experience. The park provides camping and paddling experiences in a remote setting. All campsites ...

  • Waterbury Reservoir

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    near Waterbury Center, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    7.29nm
    Elevation +
    203f
    TrailRank
    19
    Photo ofWaterbury Reservoir

    It ended up being about a 10 mile day. plus we had a a lot of walking to do at the entrance as the park is still gated http://www.vtstateparks.com/pdfs/waterbury-remote-map.pdf

  • Lake Willoughby

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    near Westmore, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    9.05nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    19

    Spectacular mountain lake nestled between Mt. Pisgah on the east and Mt. Hor on the west. Near Westmore, Vermont

  • Canoeing on Waterbury reservoir (GROUP)

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    near Moscow, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    5.50nm
    Elevation +
    36f
    TrailRank
    19

    What a beautiful and peaceful place for canoeing, there is you... and nature. You can rent a canoe at AJS MTB shop, strap it to your car and go to CottonBrkCanoe for parking.

  • Joe's Pond

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    near West Danville, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    4.16nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    16

    Large, well populated pond in West Danville, VT. East side runs along Vermont Route 2. Too many motorboats, people, and traffic noise for my taste.

  • Crystal Lake

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    near Willoughby, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    5.26nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    16

    Large glacial lake near Barton, Vermont. Circumnavigated the lake from south (state boat/fishing access) to north. Steady wind and choppy waters made this a little challenging, hence the moderate rating.

  • Great Hosmer Pond

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    near Mill Village, Vermont (United States)
    Distance
    4.33nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    16

    A slow circumnavigation of this lovely pond that is the site of the Craftsbury Outdoors Center rowing program.

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