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Address: Arlington, VT

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The kill!!!

Every Fourth of July a group of my friends and I cruise the river. It's clean and beautiful. It's always a blast & locals are so friendly. Fishing is great too!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brianna T
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every Fourth of July a group of my friends and I cruise the river. It's clean and beautiful. It's always a blast & locals are so friendly. Fishing is great too!

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Thank Brianna T
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was struck by how peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful this river was. My teenage girls and I canoed and kayaked down the river and it was absolutely gorgeous! Saw a beaver swimming along side us which was very cool. I was also surprised at the lack of bugs! Great trip!

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Thank ColleenPasko
Columbia, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I walked along this river in late September, the weather was lovely, the path was mowed, but I've never seen so many mosquitoes & other flying, annoying bugs. And I'm no bug-phobe -- usually pretty tolerant. I enjoyed the view but this kept it from being a delight.

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Thank thedogColumbia_MO
Princeton and Charlottesville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Famous as one of the best flyfishing rivers in New England, the Battenkill also has many wonderful swimming holes (including one just under the covered bridge in West Arlington) and many spots for putting in a kayak or tube. Highly recommended on a hot summer day!

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Thank CavalierJCS
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

As a retired Maine and Adirondack Guide, I can't say enough about the quality of this outfitter. They offer complete packages including put in and pick up and also offer a shuttle service for those with their own canoes or kayaks. The staff are very professional and are great about sharing their local knowledge. They also have a nice shop... More 

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Thank Bob M
Northampton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We accessed the Battenkill from a camping area in Arlington called "Camping on the Battenkill." Because of its perfect combination of beauty, cleanliness, and handy local businesses for supplies, this campground and a 5 mile section of the river has accommodated our large group for over 20 years.

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Thank j0hndil
Tribes hill
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We went on a 12 mile river trip using our own kayaks. Our entire family including our 9 year old loved this trip. It was better than any amusement park. We arranged at trip through Josh at Vermont River Rafters. He is so knowledgeable and loves this river. He is a good river steward and I was happy we selected... More 

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Thank Cheryl M
Ringwood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

The river is majestic in its beauty and very photogenic in many areas of the river. One area is in West Arlington at the covered bridge by the green. It's in this area a house and studio still stand that was the residence of Norman Rockwell for many years.

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1 Thank macnan3
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Reviewed 26 August 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 

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Thank Dada D
Gansevoort, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 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 

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