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Paddling Adventures


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Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing, Kayaking & Stand-Up Paddleboarding Trips

Paddling Adventures for All Ages

June 11 - September 6, 2021

Come explore the beauty of VT and take in what the Lamoille River has to offer. VT Canoe & Kayak offers canoe, solo & tandem kayaks and paddleboard rentals. Choose one of the 3 different drop off locations upriver and let your adventure begin. Pack a lunch, bring a swimsuit and enjoy the many beaches along the way.

Prefer a guided tour? Choose from one of the many guided tours including our popular Kayaks and Cocktails Tour that takes you to the Smugglers' Notch Distillery for a tasting of their award winning spirits. Thinking something more sweet? Come along on our Maple Tour to the VT Maple Outlet where you’ll find yourself surrounded by maple treats. Join our Morning River Kayak on a 4 ½ mile stretch of the Lamoille. What’s summer without Ice Cream? Join our Ice Cream Float and enjoy some Ben & Jerry’s ice cream on the River. The River is our playground, sharing it with you is our great privilege and pleasure.

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 Vermont Canoe and Kayak. 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 to sign a release waiver.
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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Kayaks and Cocktails
Ages 21 & Older
Sunday & Wednesday, 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Join your guide on a scenic stretch of the Lamoille River and conclude your journey at Smugglers' Notch Distillery. Enjoy a cocktail and a taste of their award-winning spirits. Smugglers' Notch Distillery's award winning spirits will not disappoint. Bottoms up! Ages 21 & older. $70 per person. Advanced registration required, as space is limited.

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Canoe, Kayak, and Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rentals & Shuttle
Ages 3 & older
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am and 1:30 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, stop on a beach or just enjoy a relaxing day on the river. Single kayaks and SUPs - $40, canoe and tandem kayaks - $75. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A canoe can hold up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. Tandem Kayaks hold 2 people.

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Morning Maple Tour
Ages 3 & older
Tuesday 9:30 am - 12:00 noon & Thursday 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm
A visit to Vermont is not complete until you experience and taste Vermont Maple! After your paddle downriver, you’ll visit the Maple Outlet to learn about the sugaring process, see an evaporator and indulge in a maple ice cream or coffee and take home a maple goodie! $60 per person ages 7 & older, $30 per child ages 3-6. Advanced registration required, as space is limited.

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Ice Cream Float
Ages 3 & up
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Canoeing down the river and stopping along the way to eat ice cream? What better way for a family to enjoy a nice summer day, take in nature and maybe even enjoy a quick swim! Ages 3 & up. $100 per canoe, a canoe can hold 2 adults & 1-2 small children. Advanced registration required, as space is limited.

Morning River Kayak

Morning River Kayak

Wednesday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Designed for novice paddlers. Your guide will lead you down a 4.5 mile scenic stretch of the Lamoille River at a leisurely pace, allowing you ample time to enjoy nature and catch a glimpse of wildlife.

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This is a great opportunity for beginner paddlers to enjoy the river. Kids 8 and up can paddle their own junior boat. Ages 4 and up can be in the front of a tandem with an adult paddling in back. $55 per person. Advanced registration required, as space is limited.
Playground Paddle

NEW Playground Paddle

Thursday, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Designed to feel like summer camp. The river is our playground and your kids will enjoy kayak instruction, games, races, and other exciting challenges! Ages 8 & older. $50 per person. Advanced registration required, as space is limited.

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