Sports & the Outdoors
Canoeing & Kayaking
There is no better way to see Vermont's breathtaking landscape than from a canoe or kayak. Before a road system was developed in our area, the Native Americans used the rivers as a major mode of transportation. We have no doubt that they mixed a certain element of fun into their travels! You, too, can experience the freedom and beauty that they did as you float through the magnificent Green Mountains.There are many wonderful lakes and rivers within a short drive of Stowe: Lake Elmore, easily accessible with a state campground and beach; Green River Reservoir, pristine and undeveloped; Lamoille and Winooski rivers, wide winding through farms and forested countryside. There are river trips for everyone from never-ever-paddlers to seasoned experts.
Stand Up Paddle Boards and instruction available
Find information on tours and rentals from some of the state's premier canoe and kayak outfitters here in Stowe and the surrounding area at:
- Umiak Outfitters and Vermont Canoe & Kayak
- AJ's Ski & Sports
- Bert's Boats
- Pinnacle Ski & Sports
- Umiak Outfitters
- Vermont Canoe & Kayak
If you are interested in learning how to paddle, how to do the eskimo roll, or if you just want to brush up on your technique, American Canoe Association certified guides can give you the best instruction available.
You can also find classes specifically tailored to kids!