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Hours of Operation

  • 15 May to 15 Oct
  • Tuesday - Sunday
  • 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • 16 Oct to 14 Dec
  • Tuesday - Sunday
  • 12:00pm to 5:00pm
  • 15 Dec to 15 Mar
  • Tuesday - Sunday
  • 12:00pm to 5:00pm
  • 16 Mar to 14 May
  • Tuesday - Sunday
  • 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Path of Life Garden
  • Garden is open year around
  • From Dawn to Dusk
  • Admission: $6
  • Youth (4-12): $3
  • Groups of 10 or more: $5
  • Children 3 and under: free
Shop 802-674-9933
Cell 802-345-8248
Gift Certificates

It's Easy to Find us

Located at 36 Park Road  
Windsor, VT 05089

We are located 1 mile south of Exit 9 on I-91 in Windsor, Vermont. From Exit 9, take Route 5 south for 1 mile.Click Here for driving directions or call 802-674-9933 more information. We are on the left next to the Harpoon Brewery.   

Aerial Map of Artisans Park

What customers are saying ....

We celebrated our son's 9th birthday party with the dog sledding teams and I can honestly say it was the most wonderful birthday party ever. The dog sledding was just perfect.  The husband and wife team were so lovely answering all our questions while we got to ride through fields, over streams and back by the tipis again.  The dogs are very well behaved and the owners were so patient with everyone. My son exclaimed at the end of the day that "...this was the BEST day of my life- ever!"  The one part I didn't mention, it simply poured rain the whole time, but it didn't matter.  It was that Great.


While you are here....

We are within walking distance of  all our neighbors

Harpoon Brewery

Vermont Farmstead Cheese

Sustainable Farmer

Simon Pearce

SILO / American Crafted Spirits


So before or after your trip with us, please make a day of it and enjoy all our neighbors. 

Aerial Map of Artisans Park

Write a Review

We love to get feedback from our guests. Please write a review about your day with us and let others know about your experience.



Welcome to Great River Outfitters & The Path of Life Garden


Great River Outfitters

GRO is an outdoor adventure outfitting company located in Windsor, Vermont. We operate in all 4 seasons and host a broad range of adventurous outdoor activities for all ages and skill levels, from canoeing, kayaking, rafting, river tubing and camping, to dog sledding and snowshoeing. We cater to individuals, families and large groups looking for unique, fun and exciting things to do in New England; family reunions, retreats, weddings, banquets, parties and special events. We also offer lessons for kayaking, land navigation, survival, winter camping, outdoor leadership, yoga and much more. We are located right next to the ever popular Path of Life Sculpture Garden, and have everything you need to get outdoors, on the River, in the woods or on the 100 + acres of trails woods and fields next to our shop.

Summer Schedule and Prices or Winter Schedule and Prices


The Path of Life Garden

POL this one of a kind garden is no ordinary arrangement of flowers tucked into the woods. The Path of Life Garden is a landscape shaped by a revelation of the human spirit and inspired by our relationship with the natural world. Visitors travel through 18 works of art illustrating elements that constitute human life. In doing so, spectator is transformed into participant, engaging the 14 acres of sculptures and the surrounding expanse. Accented by the Connecticut River, the Path of Life Garden accommodates hiking, picnicking, yoga/meditation and unique camping opportunities (two full sized, authentic Tipis!). The garden is enjoyed by

people of all ages and was recently featured in Vermont Life and Pastoral Magazine. Path of Life Garden Guide & Map and Path of Life Garden Admission






In the Summer & Fall

We offer inexpensive float trips (canoes, kayaks, rafts and river tubes) on a pristine section of the Connecticut River, in which we provide all necessary gear, transportation and aid. This particular stretch of river is suitable for people of all ages and paddling abilities. In conjunction, we offer unique camping opportunities on the river, spanning anywhere from 1-5 days or more! We have our own tipis in the Path of Life Garden that sleep 12-16 people or you can paddle down the river to primitive island campsites along the river. Our fleet of canoes, kayaks, rafts and river tubes accommodates individual explorers, families, youth groups, office outings and family reunions. During the autumn months we make available an extremely underrated way to experience Vermont's spectacular foliage by way of the river! Yoga classes take place weekly by reservation in The Path of Life Garden during the summer months, as well.  Please call (802)674-9933 or visit our online Summer Schedule and Prices for more information and a complete listing of activities and costs

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In the Winter & Spring

We offer unique outdoor activities that include dog-sledding, sleigh rides, moonlight snowshoe adventures, and winter tipi camping. In addition to specialized trips, we run a daily rental program for snowshoeing on our extensive, well-groomed trail network.  Most of our Winter activities occur on 100 to 150 acres of farm fields and forest that are next to our shop and 14-acres in the Path of Life Garden. For more exreme terrain, we access Mt. Ascutney and the surrounding State forest land for day trips and winter camping. Please call 802-674-9933 or vistit our online Winter Schedule and Prices for more information.

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Gift Certificates

Give the gift of an experience!
Looking for a present for a special person in your life? A Great River Outfitters or a Path of Life Garden  Gift Certificates is the ideal gift for newlyweds, birthdays, anniversaries, holiday gifts or any special occasion. Our year-long activities and gift shop offer something for everyone, and is a wonderful go-to gift for those whose passions lay beyond material possesions!
The ordering process is easy: Simply call us with your credit card and purchase the gift certificate in any dollar amount you wish. Once you place your order, we will e-mail the gift certificate and information directly to you.
Call us at 1-802-674-9933

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