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Winooski River Upper Gorge Paddle

Experience the thrill of tackling the 9-mile advanced section of the Winooski River, featuring Class I/II whitewater rapids. Paddle through exhilarating rapids while surrounded by scenic views of Vermont's beautiful landscapes. A perfect adventure for those seeking an adrenaline rush.

Add On Activities

Add a voucher on to any Winooski River paddling tour

Ice Cream Float 

+ $5 Per Person

Grab a paddle and hold the root beer... This is not your usual ice cream float! After your paddle stop by and experience one of Vermont’s premier products, the maple creemee. Cold Hollow Cider Mill has everything from maple syrup, cider donuts, and cheese to unique VT gifts. While you’re there, witness the production of apple cider first hand! Vouchure: Good for one maple creemee, a pint of cider, and two cider donuts at Cold Hollow Cider Mill.

Cider & Sights

+ $10 Per Person

Following your paddle adventure, the next stop on your journey is to taste some delicious hard apple cider. Café at Cold Hollow not only offers alcoholic beverages but their restaurant has the perfect menu to sit back relax and unwind from the busy day. Vouchure: Good for a sampling of hard cider at the Café at Cold Hollow and one keepsake glass.

Brands We Paddle

Reserve your tour online through our calendar or call 802-253-2317


Self Guided River Float

$74 Per Person

Add Ons

Ice Cream Float: + $5 Per Person

Cider & Sights: + $10 Per Person


Sunday - Wednesday

12:00 PM


9-Mile Paddle


Waterbury Flea Market, U.S. 2, Waterbury Village Historic District, Vermont


  • Watercraft

  • Paddle

  • Lifejacket

  • Shuttle driver

  • Transportation up river


  • Minimum Age 13

  • Minimum Weight 30 lbs

  • No Pregnant People in their 3rd Trimester

  • No Pets

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters Challenges Darin' Erin to River Kayaking

Local 22 and Local 44's Sports Director Erin Cofiell has a segment called Darin' Erin where she becomes part of the story to highlight local people who are the best in their craft. In this episode, shes takes on our challenge to paddle the Winooski River Upper Gorge Trip.

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