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Advice please! 3 day canoe trip and B&B recommendations VT

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Advice please! 3 day canoe trip and B&B recommendations VT

I would like to go on three day canoe trip with my girl friend in Vermont. Would like to find remote area with beautiful landscape. We would like to canoe during the day and perhaps stay at different Bed and Breakfasts each night. Would like to spend one day climbing a mountain. Looking for a serious hike with a spectacular view. I would really appreciate any recommendations as I am not familiar with Vermont. Thank you in advance!

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1. Re: Advice please! 3 day canoe trip and B&B recommendations VT

Hi Miami South Beach,

Check out www.VermontVacation.com for a first port of call and then try local Chamber offices. If you want to stay in Woodstock (but it may not be remote enough for you?) I would be happy to suggest some more ideas.

Hiking we can do here as the Mount Tom National Park is on our door step as is the Appalachian Trail.

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There's some wonderful canoing on the Lamoille River in Jeffersonville and Cambridge. I've only done day paddles there (as well as spots just downriver in Fairfax and Milton), but I'd guess that a 2-3 day itinerary would be doable.

Even if not, you might consider doing some nice day paddles... or paddle to your heart's content on Lake Champlain - which has lots of waterfront services along the VT side.

For a serious hike, I'd strongly suggest doing Mt Mansfield (VTs highest at 4300 ft.), starting either in Stowe (east side) or Underhill (west side). If you paddle around Jeffersonville, that's a 15 min drive north from Stowe.

My favorite hike up Mansfield is from the Stevensville Road trailhead in Underhill, up the Frost trail to Maple Ridge. That's ~2.5 miles and 2500 vertical ft., with awesome western views of Lake Champlain and NY's adirondaks starting 1/2 way up. Maple Ridge takes you to the 'forehead' - 1 of the 3 peaks along the top of the Mountain. There's a great ~flat ridge walk along the top (~2.5 miles of the Long Trail), with lots of rugged side trails if you want to add more beef to the hike. I'd return to your car using the same route (the most spectacular), but there are 4-5 other trails in case you want to make a loop out of it.

On the Stowe side, my favorite trail is Hell Brook - very rugged, ~1.5 miles and ~2200 vertical ft. The Long trail is a more common ascent. These trails are both nice and woodsy. You get little bits of views, but have to wait until close to the top for long views. I like a loop with Hell Brook up, play around at the summit on various trails, then the Long Trail down, which dumps you out on VT 108 ~1 mile south of the Hell Brook trailhead.


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chris and Liz

Thank you for your info! def big help for vermont trip


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4. Re: Advice please! 3 day canoe trip and B&B recommendations VT

Clearwater Sports in Waitsfield has nice canoe trips on the Winooski & Mad River. Great hiking in the Valley, some favs are; Burt Rock, Mount Abraham, Camels Hump also tons of swimming holes in the mad river, end your day floating on a tube back to your B&B!

The MRV is a very cool laid back area with all the ammenities that you need, just not in your face.


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