The Best of Vermont River Sampler is our premier trip. Classic Vermont country inns and exquisite combine for a classic adventure. We are a free spirited band of travelers moving from river to river, and inn to inn throughout Vermont.
The ultimate walking and padling adventure, Rambles and Rivers trips are a return to the opulent leisure of life in the outdoors. The Valley of Vermont, a valley formed by the Green and Taconic Mountain ranges provide a spectacular background. Our journey begins atop Mt Equinox and it continues as we explore the backroads, mountain trails, quiet lakes and of course the famed BattenKill.
Breakaways and Explorers are two and three day trips are designed for those who just can't take five days to explore the best of Vermont. Breakaways are two day trips that usually paddle a different river each day, but stay in the same place for both evenings. Choose the Safari on the White, a grand river; or Equinox Ramble which is a combination canoe and walking trip.
Charles River Canoe
Charles River Canoe Service - It all started in the early seventies, when Mike Farny had the vision of offering affordable outdoor recreation to Boston-area residents. In cooperation with Commissioner John Sears of the Metropolitan District Commission, Mike opened the Charles River Canoe Service on May 23, 1973 using the basement of the MDC Norumbega Police Substation in Newton/Auburndale. At the head of the historic Lakes District, and next to the site of the renowned Totem Pole Ballroom and Norumbega Park, this late-19th-century building offered the perfect site to revive interest in the Charles and the opportunities for local recreation. In concert with the newly formed Charles River Watershed Association, whose focus on bettering the quality of the river would bring about great improvements in the next decades, Mike would get people onto the Charles.
The Saco River is wide and gentle, alternately lined with sand beaches and White Mountain woodlands. Best of all it's easy to rent a canoe or rent a kayak and take the family on a safe adventure down the Saco River.
The Saco River directory of canoe rental outfitters is meant to open the doors to your canoeing adventure vacation, giving you contact with the people who are in the business of outfitting families, couples and groups with rental canoes and all the various things you will need for a half-day, full-day or even weekend-long canoe trip.