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Address: Arlington, VT
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nice canoe ride

Pleasant run down the kill with water gage height around 4.1 ft. Little low, but we managed to get around the slow spots. Had to get out and walk couple of times. There were a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Dada D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Pleasant run down the kill with water gage height around 4.1 ft. Little low, but we managed to get around the slow spots. Had to get out and walk couple of times. There were a bunch of tubers on the river having a good time. Unfortunately, some of the beer cans and bottles ended up in the river. Disappointing that... More 

Thank Dada D
Gansevoort, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great setup and base camp,lovely and knowledgable people. The equipment is top notch and they take by van into Arlington Vt. for a three hour tube ride down the Battenkill ending in Shushan NY at the state picnic area.. Along the way the water speeds up and slows down with lots of interesting nature scenes to enjoy- great little places... More 

1 Thank Sherry S
Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

For several years we have done kyaking on the Battenkill at fall foliage time. We rent kayaks at Battenkill Canoe Ltd. Great experience!

1 Thank dschiefferle
Loudonville, New York
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

what an experience world class Ben Gill sports scores picture of mind either a tubing adventure were a kayak and let you see the sights from the creek instead of the road and what is real to see the covered bridges insights but so few people do see. definitely worth the trip

3 Thank Peter M
Clifton Park, New York, United States
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Spent a couple of hours tubing down the Battenkill River. We put in up the road and then floated down across the NY border to get out of a very popular spot.

Thank Carl H
Scotia, New York
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85 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This stream has long been a "go to" destination for trout fishing, as well as being scenic. The river winds through portions of Vermont and New York....be sure you have the appropriate fishing licenses. Great day trip...take a picnic lunch and a blanket and find a good spot.

Thank Catherine R
New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I liked the Battenkill Canoe livery their lessons and then their group tour of rivers in Vermont Inn to Inn. Only disappointment is that canoe trips can be "rained out." This happened one day.

Thank Rachel M
Mount Arlington, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Easy, fun, friendly. Great way to spend a half or a whole day. Different kinds of routes for different skill / adventure levels

Thank Dave C
Arlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Lovely to sit by, or take a canoe trip downstream from Batten Kill Canoe in Sunderland, VT. They will drop you off upstream and pick you up as far south-west as Shushan, New York for a reasonable fee. Better than paddling back up stream. They will also rent you a canoe. Lots of nature walks around the river in the... More 

Thank Kevin M
Manchester Center, Vermont, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The trips never took as long as they said they would but we always have had a blast. We usually go once a summer when it gets hot. They drive you to the launch and pick you up at the end. Bring a picnic.

Thank Ginger G

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