Touring & Rentals
of these companies run general or specialized tours, some just rent
equipment and some do both. You'll even find a few lodging/day trip
packages. We've tried to touch on the highlights for each
through to the Websites for much more information on pricing, availability,
Avalon Adventures for Women
Located in Northern Vermont, these folks do a number of special
trips - kayaking, yoga retreats, fly fishing, skiing - just
for women. 802-723-5470
In addition to more exotic trips like Canoe Belize and Canoe
France, Arlington-based BattenKill Canoe also does a number
of Vermont inn-to-inn tours.
The always popular Bike Vermont tour company offers kayaking
and hiking options with many of their bike tours.
Operating out of Killington, Blacks Back Country Adventure runs
a number of half-day to multiple day fly fishing, bird watching
and canoeing adventures.
In addition to selling equipment, Clearwater Sports also rents
it, shuttles you to the river and runs instruction trips and
Green River Canoe
Located in Jeffersonville, these folks offer a variety of short
guided tours (Water and Wine, Beaver Watch) and self-guided
While geared towards the Dartmouth College crowd, Ledyard Canoe Club
offers rentals and instructions to lay-people as well from its location
on the Connecticut River in Hanover (NH).
Get information on all the series of canoes they sell, participate
in their forums, find dealers and more.
Located in Cornish, NH, North Star Canoe Rentals offers self-guided
canoe trips of varying lengths on the flat waters of the Connecticut
Sea Kayak Tours
PaddleWays offers a number of touring options in Vermont (and elsewhere),
including a Six-Day Lake Champlain Valley Tour and a Sea Kayaking
Canoe Rental and Guide Service
Richford-based Raven Ridge offers a number of family-oriented canoe
trips and guided canoe (and other) fishing tours.
Canoe and Kayak Rentals
Located 10 miles north of Montpelier on Curtis Pond, Reel Vermont
does some guided tours and a whole lot of canoe, kayak and fishing
equipment rentals for use on the pond and beyond.
Notch Kayak/Canoe Touring
Located in Jeffersonville and originating from Mannsview Inn, this
company offers guided and self-guided canoe and kayak tours on the
Lamoille River. You can also get a package deal through the Mannsview
Also offering package deals (canoe/kayak with lodging, dinner and
breakfast) is the Waterbury-based Thatcher Brook Inn. They also do
other packages with horseback riding, golf and other activities.
North Kayak Tours
True North runs a kayak camp for teens, day and overnight trips, specialty
tours and sea kayak training sessions.
In addition to selling equipment, Umiak also rents canoes and kayaks
and offers a number of instruction programs and tours.
Vermont Guide Service
Uncle Jammer covers a variety of activities - fly fishing (from canoe,
if you want), hunting, etc. - in trips lasting from a half-day to
Vermont Adventure Company
Based in Westmore, Vermont Adventure Company offers a number of different
Northeast Kingdom touring options and specialize in multi-sport vacations.