Winooski River Trip

Each tour has its own majestic character. We offer trips to suit first-time paddlers and experts alike! Paddle at your own pace and enjoy the scenery and the water. There are many places to pull your boat out of the water, eat a picnic lunch, go swimming, fishing, take photos or just soak up the sun. You can paddle a solo kayak, tandem kayak, SUP or canoe!

I can't think of anything to complain about regarding Umiak. We went on a 2-hour, 4-mile kayak trip down the Winooski River. Umiak was very friendly and communicative, telling us what to expect and bring, and where to meet. We were given an introduction to kayaking for a few minutes, then driven upriver, where we got in kayaks and then paddled back to our cars. The scenery was gorgeous.

9 Mile River Float
Upper Gorge Trip

This 9-mile trip is a more advanced section of the river with Class I/II whitewater rapids to canoe or kayak. 

 

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. Click Here To Watch

SCHEDULE

Every day until Summer

12:00 PM  |  9 Miles

PRICING

$69 Per Person

Reserve your tour online through

our calendar or call 802-253-2317

Winooski River,

Waterbury, Vermont

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We did the Upper Gorge Kayak Trip on the Winooski yesterday with Drew as our guide. It. Was. Awesome. The weather was perfect, and the scenery was gorgeous. I loved the funky rock formations, cascades, and gorges along the first half of our route, and the rapids were so fun! Drew provided clear and informative navigation tips, gave friendly and encouraging feedback, and ensured that we all stayed safe (and hydrated!) during our trip. We will definitely be back! Thank you Umiak!!! 

Self Guided
River Float

This gentle and slow-moving river is perfect for beginner paddlers. As you float slowly through Vermont farmland you'll be awed by the views of Camel's Hump Mountain. You may see otters, deer, or even an occasional moose as they come to drink from the river. Paddle a solo kayak, tandem kayak, canoe, or standup paddleboard. 

SCHEDULE

Every day until Summer

10:00 AM  |  4 Miles

2:00 PM  |  4 Miles

PRICING

$49 Per Person

Reserve your tour online through

our calendar or call 802-253-2317

Winooski River,

Waterbury, Vermont

Winooski River Short Trip
Winooski River Short Trip

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Winooski River Guests Smiling

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" We had such a lovely time. Elijah was our outfitter and he gave us a few tips, sent us on our way, and was there at the pull out. We were able to see a river otter, several shorebirds (blue heron) and we think a baby eaglet. There were no other boats on the river so we had it to ourselves."

Add On Activities

Maple Ice Cream Float ADD ON


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.

SCHEDULE

PRICING

Every day until Summer

Add on to any Winooski

River paddling tour.

+ $5 Per Person

River and Spirits ADD ON


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. 

SCHEDULE

PRICING

Every day until Summer

Add on to any Winooski

River paddling tour.

+ $10 Per Person

Cold Hollow Creemee
Cold Hollow Creemee

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Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich
Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich

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Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich

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Cold Hollow Hard Cider Tasting
Cold Hollow Hard Cider Tasting

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Cold Hollow Hard Cider Tasting
Cold Hollow Hard Cider Tasting

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