Inn Victoria of Chester, Vermont recommends Great River Outfitters for a relaxing day on the Connecticut river in Southern Vermont. Enjoy a day floating or paddling, soaking in all the natural wildlife and beauty that Vermont has to offer. Only 30 miles from Inn Victoria, Windsor is Vermont’s first settlement and home to Harpoon Brewery.
Great River Outfitters has everything you will need for your adventure; canoes, kayaks, rafts, tubes, guides or you may go self-guided! Whatever you choose, Great River Outfitters’ are experts and will ensure you have a perfect day on the water.
If you decide to do a 5-6 hour float, Inn Victoria will pack you a picnic lunch. Some of the sights along the way may include the longest covered bridge in the East, infamous bald eagles nesting along the river, deer, ducks….oh and the fishing is tremendous!
After making it back to the river bank, pack up and drive a mile down the road to Harpoon Brewery, get a tour of how their famous beer is made, and stay for a Vermont Sample platter and dinner.
If you decide to take in the 2-3 hour float; land your canoe at the Path of Life Garden, which is an affiliate of Great River Outfitters. The Path of Life Sculpture Garden is art for the mind, body and soul. Its artist, Terry McDonnell has been working on it for 16+ years. Designed to tell the story of life by sculpture, it is an unforgettable experience.
All of this and more is located in Windsor, Vermont. If you stay with us we can plan your weekend with Great River Outfitters and we will even send you with a packed lunch, compete with a backpack cooler, wine glasses, VT cheese and more!
Call Inn Victoria for more details, this is the ideal summer or fall trip to Vermont. Just imagine, seeing all the fall foliage by river…breathtaking!
Penny and Dan Cote, owners of Inn Victoria, a Chester, Vermont Romantic Bed and Breakfast
Jessica Knisley, author and Innkeeper