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Paddling the Connecticut River

Windsor vermont

The Connecticut is a gentle river, beloved by paddlers of all abilities for its unspoiled shoreline, abundant wildlife, and ample public access points.

Great River Outfitters

Plan a day trip with Great River Outfitters in Windsor to paddle one-way down 14 peaceful miles of the Connecticut River to Wilgus State Park.

Camping at Wilgus State Park

Start your adventure by booking a tent site or cabin at Wilgus State Park.  On the day of your trip, you can get a shuttle up river and rent kayays/canoes. 

Wilgus State Park

Quick Facts Location: Weathersfield Activities: paddling, hiking, camping Campsites: 21 Cabins: 4 Fee: $4 adults, $2 kids Dogs: Yes, on-leash

Great River Outfitters

Great River Outfitters is located in Artisans Park in Windsor, Vermont. They rent kayaks and canoes, run guided trips, and shuttle people and boats on the river. 

Artisan Park

Located north of downtown Windsor, Vermont, Artisans Park is a beautiful complex perched above the Connecticut River with several unique shops, along with Harpoon Brewery. 

Paddling the Connecticut River

It's time to start your journey. A shuttle will bring you to Sumner Falls in Hartland with your boat of choice. 

Paddling the Connecticut River

Be on the lookout for wildlife as you float down the river. Bald eagles and other water-loving birds are common. 

Path of Life Garden

The beautiful Path of Life Garden is an outdoor sculpture park on 14 acres in Windsor, VT. We recommend stopping here for a picnic.

Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge

You'll pass right under the longest covered bridge in Vermont and the longest two-span covered bridge in the world. 

And back to Wilgus State Park

Before you know it, your campsite will come into view from the river and you'll be cooking grub and drinking brews by the fire. 

Get the details for this fabulous paddling trip in Vermont! 

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