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   Vermont Canoeing  

Getting There:

Central Vermont is a four-hour drive from Boston, Massachusetts along Interstate 89, which branches northwest from Interstate 93 in New Hampshire. It is a one hour drive from Burlington, Vermont southeast along Interstate 89. All the major airlines provide access to Boston, while United Airlines, Continental, Delta, and U.S. Airways provide flights to Burlington. The major car rental agencies are represented in both cities. See the Travel Info section for airline and auto rental Web links and 800 phone numbers.

Canoe Tours and Staying There:

BattenKill Canoe, Ltd. organizes a wide variety of guided canoe tours throughout Vermont and the Quebec province of Canada from May through October; as well as tours in Costa Rica from December through March. They can be reached at telephone (800) 421-5268 or (802) 362-2800; fax (802) 362-0159. There email address is battenkill@costarica.org; and postal mail is BattenKill Canoe, Ltd., Historic Route 7A, P.O. Box 65, Arlington, VT 05250. The Battenkill Canoe Web site covers a good number of their tours, and their annual brochure lists all trips and dates. There is a selection of tours which include camping, as well as those which utilize inns or lodges.

The Three Stallion Inn is located near Randolph, Vermont. If you are taking the "Safari on the White" tour, lodging at the inn is included in the tour package price.

Courtesy: Three Stallion Inn

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce Web site (below) will send you pamphlets for country inns, B & Bs, and other information as requested for the entire state. The city of Burlington is a good place to spend a couple of days, enjoying Lake Champlain, the shore, and the action at Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace. Burlington is a great place to rent bicycles and take the bike path which runs along Lake Champlain.

Fast Facts:

Vermont’s three major mountain ranges and long winter season provide for a great variety of streams and rivers which flow into the Connecticut River or Lake Champlain. With only a little over 1/2 million residents, and all towns and villages under 20,000 in population (except Burlington at 40,000), it has many open and recreational spaces for the outdoor minded adventurer, as well as an array of interesting villages and towns to explore. Temperatures in summer are ideal, ranging in the mid 70s to mid 80s F during the day. Vermont is known for its large number of tourist country inns and B & Bs. A useful resource for voyaging to Vermont is Michelin's New England. A varitey of other useful travel guides are available at the Travel Bookstore.

Useful WWW sites for Vermont and Touring:

BattenKill Canoe, Ltd.: overview of major tours, dates.
Three Stallion Inn: home page, description, etc.
Vermont Traveler's Guide: History, Maps, Events, Tours, etc.

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