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“BATTENKILL OUTDOORS”
Review of Battenkill River

Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Arlington
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

As a retired Maine and Adirondack Guide, I can't say enough about the quality of this outfitter. They offer complete packages including put in and pick up and also offer a shuttle service for those with their own canoes or kayaks. The staff are very professional and are great about sharing their local knowledge. They also have a nice shop with quality canoes, kayaks, and gear.

Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

We accessed the Battenkill from a camping area in Arlington called "Camping on the Battenkill." Because of its perfect combination of beauty, cleanliness, and handy local businesses for supplies, this campground and a 5 mile section of the river has accommodated our large group for over 20 years.

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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.

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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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