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Family canoeing

Canoeing, Kayaking & Stand-Up Paddleboarding Trips

Paddling Adventures for All Ages

June 12 - September 4, 2017.

Family canoe outing at Smugglers' Notch Resort
Smugglers' canoeing and kayaking outings are great fun for all ages, providing opportunities to explore our local waterways, learn about natural habitats, and create great memories. Paddle the Lamoille River at sunset, search for beavers at work, tour a local winery or take an ice cream float featuring a sweet treat. Or simply enjoy the serenity of paddling with our professional guides, or renting a canoe or kayak to explore on your own.

All paddling adventures include basic paddling and water safety instruction and meet behind The Family Table Restaurant at VT Canoe & Kayak on Rte. 15 in Jeffersonville, unless otherwise noted. All participants must provide their own transportation to the site. Actual river trip times will vary depending on the paddlers skill level and river current. This is a flat river with no experience necessary.
Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Canoe, Kayak, and Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rentals & Shuttle
All ages
Daily on the hour 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore the scenic Lamoille River at your leisure. Our guides will shuttle you upriver, launch you with basic paddling instruction if needed, then send you on your way. Feel free to take a picnic lunch, bathing suits, fishing poles, stop on a beach or just enjoy a relaxing day on the river. Single kayaks and SUPs - $40, canoe and tandem kayaks - $70. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Water and Wine
All ages
Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

Two tours in one - paddle the boat of your choice down the river to the Boyden Valley Winery in Cambridge. Your guide will then take you from the river to the winery where you will be treated to a wine tour, wine tasting, and a platter of Vermont cheddar and baguettes. $60 per person. If children are attending they will be served ice cream while adults are tasting wine.
Kayaks and Cocktails
Ages 21 & Older
Monday 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

Paddle down the Lamoille River in a kayak ending in Jeffersonville. Top off your trip with a visit to the Smugglers' Notch Distillery where you will be treated to a private tour and tasting of their quality spirits including vodka, gin, rum and bourbon! $55 per person.
Morning Maple Tour
All ages
Tuesday 9:30 am - 12:00 noon

Combine an hour and a half morning paddle down river to the Maple Outlet in Jeffersonville where you will learn about the process of making maple syrup, see a live beehive making honey, enjoy a maple creemee or fresh Vermont Brown and Jenkins gourmet coffee, then take home a maple goodie! A pure and delicious Vermont treat. $55 per person.
Paddleboard Yoga
Ages 15 & older
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am

What better way to enjoy the art of Yoga than floating on a paddleboard on a beautiful, calm, serene pond setting in the mountains of Vermont! Practice traditional poses on the water as well as enjoy free time to Stand Up Paddleboard. Never tried either? No problem! This is geared toward all levels from beginners to advanced as you challenge yourself. $40 per person.


Ice Cream Float
All Ages
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

What could be a more relaxing and enjoyable combination than an afternoon family canoe trip with a special stop on the river for an ice cream treat! Enjoy one of Vermont's finest rivers and Ben and Jerry's finest ice cream. For kids and big kids at heart! $90 per canoe.
Morning River Kayak
Ages 8 & older
Wednesday & Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 am

An excellent start to your day. Your guide will take you down a 4.5 mile scenic stretch of river at a leisurely pace. You'll have your choice of single or tandem kayaks. This is a great opportunity for beginning kayak paddlers with little or no experience to enjoy the river. $50 per person.
SUP River Trip
Ages 12 & older
Thursday 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Ever tried to Stand Up Paddle Board on a river? If not, this is the tour for you. You will have a guide to help you navigate the 4.5 miles on the river on an SUP. $50 per person.
Family Paddleboard Intro
Ages 10 & older
Friday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join our guide for an intro class to stand-up paddleboarding.
Guests must be able to swim. $15 per person. Limited space available. Meet at Bootleggers’ Basin.
Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to start of all tours. A canoe can hold up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children whose combined weight does not exceed 150 lbs. People in middle do not paddle. Tandem kayaks hold 2 paddlers only. Stand-up paddleboards are for one.

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