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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 on to any Winooski River paddling tour

Maple Ice Cream Float 

+ $5 Per Person

Grab a paddle and hold the root beer... This is not your usual ice cream float! This is a 4 mile trip by canoe or kayak down the Winooski River followed by a maple creemee, cider donuts, and apple cider. This self-guided trip down the river is gentle and slow-moving. It is perfect for beginner paddlers. As you float slowly through Vermont farmland, you will be awed by views of the Green Mountains towering above you. Top it off with a sample of maple-flavored ice cream from Cold Hollow Cider Mill and you have a float you'll always remember.

River and Spirits

+ $10 Per Person

Join umiak on a self-guided river paddle in a canoe or kayak that includes great views and wildlife. Once off the river you'll head to Apple Core Luncheonette and Bew by Cold Hollow Cider Mill and taste some of their delicious selection of Hard Apple Cider.

Tour Made Possible By

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


Self Guided River Float

$74 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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