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 deluxe camping, to dog sledding, snowshoeing and NEW! Fat Tire Mountain Bikes. 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.
The Path of Life Garden
POL Garden is one of a kind. 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. 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.(*) 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 four of our own Deluxe three-room Outfitter Tents in the Path of Life Garden that sleep six people each on cots. We provide everything you will need except food and cloths to make planning your camping trip easy!(*) Book a Sunrise Yoga session for the morning as part of your camping stay. Or you can use your own tent and paddle down the river to a primitive island campsites. Our fleet of canoes, kayaks, rafts and river tubes accommodates individual explorers, families, youth groups, office outings and family reunions.We provide all necessary gear, transportation and equipment. 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. Please call (802)674-9933 or visit our online Summer Schedule and Prices for more information and a complete listing of activities and costs.
*FESTIVALS: Harpoon BBQ Festival - July, Harpoon P2P - August, Harpoon OctoberFest - Oct:
Due to large volume our combination pricing for RIVER TRIPS and CAMPING does NOT apply as well as our SHUTTLE SERVICES/ DRIVE AWAY RENTALS may not be available *Check Harpoon Brewery website for dates of festivals.
NEW! Fat Tire Bikes see what the excitement is about! Our 4 season bikes offer greater floatation over snow and sand while retaining comfort, reliability and stability.
In the Winter & Spring
We offer unique outdoor activities that include dog-sledding, sleigh rides, moonlight snowshoe and NEW! Fat Tire Bike adventures. In addition to specialized trips, we run a daily rental program for snowshoeing and Fat Tire Bikes 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 extreme 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.