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We are open for the 2021 Summer Season beginning May 15th.  Due to the recent Pandemic we have made some changes to our river trip availability and group sizes.  Please read our updated COVID 19 POLICY & PROCEDURES for pertinent information and guidelines for river trips and our COVID 19 Policy & Procedures for the Path of Life Garden.  As a family owned company the importance of the health and well-being of our employees, customers and the greater community is always our primary concern. Please follow the CDC guidelines if you are feeling sick, if you're experiencing any symptoms or if you have been around anyone who has been diagnosed. It is up to all of us to ensure the safety of one another and to work together in a safe manner so we may provide you with the best possible experience. 


Great River Outfitters 

GRO is an outdoor adventure outfitting company located in Windsor, Vermont. We operate from May 15th to October 15th hosting a broad range of adventerous outdoor activities for all ages and skill levels, from canoeing, kayaking, rafting, river tubing and SUPaddle Boards!  You can also camp here during the summer months in our deluxe tents in the Path of Life Garden.  We have approximately five miles of trails for fat tire biking around the Sculpture Garden and through fields following the Connecticut River. 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, winter survival camping, outdoor leadership, yoga and much more. We are located right next to the ever popular Path of Life Sculpture Garden, and all of our trips include admission to the Sculptre Garden.  We have everything you need to get outdoors, on the river, in the woods or on the 300 + acres of trails woods and fields next to our shop. Come see us today, we look forward to your trip!


                                                                 RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED

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In the Summer & Fall

We offer inexpensive float trips; canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards (SUP), 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! Or if you are looking for a more primitive experience you can use your own tent and paddle down the river to an  island campsite or pitch your own tent in our personal tent sites. Our fleet of canoes, kayaks, rafts, SUP Boards 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!  Please call (802)674-9933 or visit our online Summer Schedule and Prices for more information and a complete listing of activities and costs.

Stand up paddle boards: Come get your full body work out on our NEW SUP boards. !  Ocean Kayak- Nalu series, converts easily from a SUP Board to a sit on top kayak.  The Nalu is stable yet maneuverable, what ever you decide, this is an enjoyable experience for all skill levels.

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. 

FESTIVALS: Harpoon's New England BBQ Championship Festival - July  & Vermont Farmstead Cheese Mac-N-Cheese Challenge - September & Harpoon OctoberFest - October
* Please check for official dates*
Due to large volume our Combination Pricing for River Trips with Camping may not available during certain Festivals.  Also our Shuttle Services and Drive Away Rentals may not be available.

FOOD    Artisan Eats is a catering service for large groups, small family or a simple "grab and go" meal service. Great River Outfitters has teamed up with Artisan Eats to create an easy way to fuel your outdoor adventure or cater your event or activity. Located in the same building as us - right next door. Put in your order today! 









The Path of Life Garden



Path of Life 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 reunions, retreats, weddings, banquets, parties and special events, 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










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 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 possessions!
Call us at 1-802-674-9933