Paddling Tours

To help you plan and explore, a collection of self guided tours for hiking, cycling, paddling, and driving have been created.  Each tour showcases many offerings within each area to include shops, accommodations, dining options, museums, attractions and more.  To follow is a sampling of some of most popular tours.  Please note that you may download a Waterways Guide directly on this website!



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  Passumpsic River St. Johnsbury
The Passumpsic River allows for a 43-mile canoe trip through the heart of the Northeast Kingdom.

St. Johnsbury, VT





  Harvey's Lake West Barnet
Nearly a quarter mile of sandy beach with a marked swimming area, lifeguard, picnic tables & bathhouse.

West Barnet, VT 05821





  Lake Caspian Greensboro
Lake Caspian in Greensboro doubles as a natural band shell. Classical music concerts can be heard playing over Caspian's waters in the summer.

Greensboro, VT





  Little Averill Lake Natural Area - The Nature Conservancy Averill
Managed by the Vermont Nature Conservancy, the lake is a perfect place for a paddling trip.

Averill, VT





  Craftsbury Outdoor Center Craftsbury Common
A non-profit focusing on lifelong sport, sustainability and conservation, with accommodations for up to 90 guests at our lakeside campus.
535 Lost Nation Rd
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827

802-586-7767
stay@craftsbury.com





  The Connecticut River Canaan
At 407 miles, the Connecticut is the longest river in New England.

Canaan, VT





  Seymour Lake Morgan
A clean and beautiful Vermont lake surrounded by hills and mountains.

Morgan, VT 05853





  Ricker Pond State Park Groton
Nestled in Groton State Forest, Ricker Pond State Park sits below the hustle and bustle of Lake Groton.
18 Ricker Pond Camp Ground Road
Groton, VT 05046





  Stillwater State Park Groton
The campground has 62 tent/trailer sites and 17 lean-tos. There is a swimming beach, boat launch/dock facility and play area.
44 Stillwater Road
Groton, VT 05046

802-584-3822





  Crystal Lake State Park Barton
Crystal Lake is a glacial lake beautifully situated among roughhewn mountain sides.
96 Bellwater Ave
Barton, VT 05822

802-525-6205





  Maidstone State Park/Maidstone Lake Guildhall
Maidstone is the most remote of Vermont's state parks and still retains much of the wilderness character of the NEK.
R1, Box 388
Guildhall, VT 05905

802-676-3930





  The Black River Craftsbury
Located in Orleans County, the Black River is 30 miles long and is known for abundant wildlife habitats and unsettled, forested

Craftsbury, VT





  Willoughby River Barton
The Willoughby and Barton Rivers form the western boundary of the Willoughby Wildlife Management Area.

Barton, VT





  Kettle Pond State Park Marshfield
The campground has 47 tent/trailer sites and 14 lean-tos. There is a play area and access to miles of hiking trails.
4239 VT Rte 232
Marshfield, VT 05658





  Island Pond Island Pond
Island Pond is a smaller lake nestled in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom.

Island Pond, VT





  Lake Memphremagog Newport
A 30 mile long lake that crosses the border into Canada.

Newport, VT





  Willoughby Lake Westmore
Public beaches at the north and south ends with restrooms, excellent boating, fishing, kayaking and canoeing.

Westmore, VT 05860





  Long Pond Natural Area - The Nature Conservancy Greensboro
The Nature Conservancy manages 1,500 feet of shoreline around this remote pond surrounded by a softwood and hardwood forest.

Greensboro, VT





  Northern Forest Canoe Trail Waitsfield
Paddle your way through history on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail as it wanders through the Northeast Kingdom.

Waitsfield, VT 05673