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“Float through paradise”
Review of Battenkill River

Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Arlington
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We went on a 12 mile river trip using our own kayaks. Our entire family including our 9 year old loved this trip. It was better than any amusement park.

We arranged at trip through Josh at Vermont River Rafters. He is so knowledgeable and loves this river. He is a good river steward and I was happy we selected him. It was a great trip- so beautiful. And I did squeal with delight as we paddled under a covered bridge It was a bucket list moment.


Some notes:

You will bounce off rocks- especially as the river level gets lower. As a lake kayaker I don't think I have ever hit a rock. It is harmless but I had to bet used to it.

Get a good waterproof phone case. You will want to take so many pictures!

Wear good water shoes. You will need them.

Thank Cheryl M
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

The river is majestic in its beauty and very photogenic in many areas of the river. One area is in West Arlington at the covered bridge by the green. It's in this area a house and studio still stand that was the residence of Norman Rockwell for many years.

1  Thank macnan3
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

Pleasant run down the kill with water gage height around 4.1 ft. Little low, but we managed to get around the slow spots. Had to get out and walk couple of times. There were a bunch of tubers on the river having a good time. Unfortunately, some of the beer cans and bottles ended up in the river. Disappointing that some people have to do that. The river water was clean and fairly warm. We saw some fish, though not that many.

Thank Dada D
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

Great setup and base camp,lovely and knowledgable people. The equipment is top notch and they take by van into Arlington Vt. for a three hour tube ride down the Battenkill ending in Shushan NY at the state picnic area.. Along the way the water speeds up and slows down with lots of interesting nature scenes to enjoy- great little places to stop off and enjoy a soggy sandwich, a cold beer or a rest.

5  Thank Sherry S
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Reviewed 4 October 2014

For several years we have done kyaking on the Battenkill at fall foliage time. We rent kayaks at Battenkill Canoe Ltd. Great experience!

1  Thank dschiefferle
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