Summer & Fall Trips 

Daily Rentals

Kayaking, Canoeing, Rafting, Tubing and Stand Up Paddle Boards  - You have a number of options for self-guided day trips on the Connecticut River. We have trips 3hr to 8hr long. Our most popular trip begins five miles upstream at Sumner Falls in Hartland VT. and is a perfect 3 hr float trip for families looking for outdoor fun and adventure. For a longer float trip, you can do a 4 hr or a 6 -8 hr day float trip and be picked up by our shuttle. And don't worry - we have all the gear you need.     

Stand up paddle boards: Come get your full body work out on our 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.

 

 

                                                                                                      

The natural beauty along the banks of the connecticut river and undisturbed wildlife will captivate you, and you may even see the once nearly extinct national bird the Bald Eagle, who have nested along the banks. You can paddle through miles of picturesque scenery and breathtakingly scenic views.   Come out and canoe, kayak,  raft or  tube on our pristine section of the river.

FOOD Artisan Eats is a catering service for large groups, small family or a simple "grab and go" meal service. We have teamed up with Great River Outfitters to create an easy way to fuel your outdoor adventure. Located in the same building right next door. Put in your order today!   Click here ARTISAN EATS VT

Daily Rental

3 Hr Float Trip in  Canoes, Kayaks, Rafts & SUP  Depart Time 10am 12pm 2pm 

4 Hr Float Trip in Canoes, Kayaks, SUP & Rafts.   Depart Time 10am 12pm 

4 Hr River Tube Trip.  D epart Time 10am 12pm

8 Hr Float Trip Scenic / Fishing Trip in Canoes, Kayaks and SUP Depart Time 10am 

 

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Sunset Kayak Paddle Sign-Up

Are you interested in a Sunset 3 hr Self Guided Kayak trip from 4:30 to  7:30 pm offered every Friday.  but you don't have the minimum number of people to go? Here's your chance! Friday Nights we have OPEN sign-up  (NO picnic or bonfire *7 person min to run)

Head out onto the water and enjoy the tranquility of a sunset paddle. Whether you're an advanced kayaker or a first time paddler, an adventurous spirit is all you need! This kayak trip is a great way to end a full day. Offered every Friday. Tour includes kayak, paddle, life jacket.  Great River Outfitters will brief you on your trip, outfit you with equipment, then load you in our vans and bring you up river to your put-in location. You then paddle down river back to our location at Path of Life Garded and Great River Outfitters.

FOOD Artisan Eats is a catering service for large groups, small family or a simple "grab and go" meal service. We have teamed up with Great River Outfitters to create an easy way to fuel your outdoor adventure. Located in the same building right next door. Put in your order today!   Click here ARTISAN EATS VT

 

       

 

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Under the Stars Self Guided 

(Reservations Required 48 hours advance)

This is a Self Guided 3hr Kayak adventure, Walk through the Path of Life sculpture garden, Bonfire at the Drift Wood Band and selection of local cheeses, fresh bread, salami, Cold Apple Cider and S’mores! Feel free to bring your own bottle of wine and we'll do the rest! The Path of Life Sculpture Garden tells the story of the great circle of life. 5 person min.  

FOOD Artisan Eats is a catering service for large groups, small family or a simple "grab and go" meal service. We have teamed up with Great River Outfitters to create an easy way to fuel your outdoor adventure. Located in the same building right next door. Put in your order today!   Click here ARTISAN EATS VT

 

 Summer Schedule and Prices 

 

     

    

                                                               

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Camping & River Trips

We have many different options for Camping and River Trips.  Look below for all the different options.

 

Deluxe Tent Camping only:  Have you ever camped overnight in a Large Deluxe Outfitter Tent?  No – well here’s your chance. Camp over night in the Path of Life Garden, in a Deluxe Tent. Wake up with the sun, in the open air, to the sounds of wildlife and the crackling of an open fire.  We have four Deluxe Tents by the river that can sleep between 24 and 40 people.  

We supply the Deluxe Tents, campfire area, cooking area, cooking equipment, eating utensils, 5 gal water jug, sleeping bags, cots, picnic tables, lantern, firewood, port-o-potty, solar shower, trash cans with trash bags and a place for a bonfire so it makes for a care-free, special evening.

 

 

Deluxe Tent Camping & Next Day River Trip:  Camp over night in the Path of Life Garded in our Large Deluxe Outfitter Tents.  The Deluxe Tents sleep six people each, on cots. We provide everything you will need for camping except food and cloths to make planning your camping trip easy!  Wake up the next day have breakfast pack up all your gear and prepare for your river trip with Great River Outfitters.  You have a number of options for self-guided day trips on the Connecticut River. You can Kayak, Canoe, Raft, Tube or use Stand Up Paddle Boards. We have trips 3hr to 8hr long. Our most popular trip begins five miles upstream at Sumner Falls in Hartland VT. and is a perfect 3 hr float trip for families looking for outdoor fun and adventure. For a longer float trip, you can do a 4 hr or a 6 -8 hr day paddle and float trip.   Great River Outfitters will brief you on your trip, outfit you with equipment, then load you in our vans and bring you up river to your put-in location. You then paddle down river back to our location at Path of Life Garded and Great River Outfitters. Plus let us know if you want to add a night camping for an extended get-a-way, we make it easy.

We supply the Deluxe Tents, campfire area, cooking area, cooking equipment, eating utensils, 5 gal water jug, sleeping bags, cots, picnic tables, lantern, firewood, port-o-potty,  solar shower, trash cans with trash bags for camping and ALL your River trip equipment you will need.

* If you have any special requests or need your river trip on the same day as your check-in for camping, Please contact us. 

 

 

Personal Tent Camping only:  Camp over night in one of our beautiful sites over-looking the Path of Life Garden and the Connecticut River, in your own personal tent or rent one of our personal tents and bring your own blankets and gear. The cost is per person not per tent.  This is a unique experience and not your typical camping excursion, you will feel worlds away in a garden sanctuary that invokes mindfulness, well-being and adventure.  Join others, if you choose at the communal bonfire in the area of creativity where the driftwood band is lit up and comes to life.  Also just through the tunnel is Artisan Park with the brewery, distillery, shops, music and events with great food choices!     

We supply the camp site area, fire pit for cooking, 5 gal water jug, picnic table, firewood, port-o-potty, solar shower, trash cans with trash bags. 

 

 

Personal Tent Camping and Next Day River Trip:  Camp over night in one of our beautiful sites over-looking the Path of Life Garden and the Connecticut River, in your own personal tent or rent one of our personal tents and bring your own blankets and gear. The cost is per person not per tent.  This is a unique experience and not your typical camping excursion, you will feel worlds away in a garden sanctuary that invokes mindfulness, well-being and adventure.  Join others, if you choose at the communal bonfire in the area of creativity where the driftwood band is lit up and comes to life.  Also just through the tunnel is Artisan Park with the brewery, distillery, shops, music and events with great food choices!  Wake up the next day in the open air and sun, to the sounds of wildlife and the crackling of an open fire.  Pack up all your gear and prepare for your river trip with Great River Outfitters.  You have a number of options for self-guided day trips on the Connecticut River. You can Kayak, Canoe, Raft, Tube or use Stand Up Paddle Boards. We have trips 3hr to 8hr long. Our most popular trip begins five miles upstream at Sumner Falls in Hartland VT. and is a perfect 3 hr float trip for families looking for outdoor fun and adventure. For a longer float trip, you can do a 4 hr or a 6 -8 hr day paddle and float trip.   Great River Outfitters will brief you on your trip, outfit you with equipment, then load you in our vans and bring you up river to your put-in location. You then paddle down river back to our location at Path of Life Garded and Great River Outfitters. Plus let us know if you want to add a night camping for an extended get-a-way, we make it easy.    

We supply the camp site area, fire pit for cooking, 5 gal water jug, picnic table, firewood, port-o-potty, solar shower, trash cans with trash bags and all the River trip equipment you will need.

FOOD Artisan Eats is a catering service for large groups, small family or a simple "grab and go" meal service. We have teamed up with Great River Outfitters to create an easy way to fuel your outdoor adventure. Located in the same building right next door. Put in your order today!   Click here ARTISAN EATS VT

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Multi -Day & Night Camping & River Trip:  For folks seeking more adventure, we offer a combination of float trips and camping on the river.  Itinerary: Watson Park Put-In in Hartford, Vermont to Ferry Boat Take- Out in Claremont, New Hampshire this is a 26 miles trip with Deluxe Tent camping in the path of life garden and primitive island campsites. View River Maps

This is a great two-day and two night trip with easy logistics. Paddlers can catch a morning or afternoon shuttle to Watson Park put-in Hartford Vermont. From here the paddler descends the White River for a quick mile before merging into the Connecticut River. The opportunity to enjoy exploring the headwaters of some of the Connecticut River’s lager tributaries and islands abounds. You can also take to opportunity to make an early camp on Burnaps Island before reaching Sumner Falls in Hartland Vermont.  Many consider Sumner Falls to be the scenic highlight of the camping trip. This large rocky outcropping and rapid which spans the length of the river offers a glimpse of what the middle Connecticut River was like before Hydro dams tamed all but this last section of rapids. You must portage buy using a short trail (1/8 mi or about 200 yards) on the right side of the river look for the large White and Orange portage signs. This provides the opportunity to explore the falls and have lunch. South of the falls the river continues on with the opportunity to camp in our Large Deluxe Tents in the Path of Life Garden in Windsor Vermont, with Great River Outfitters, or you can camp at Burnam Meadows on the right bank of the Connecticut River at Great River Outfitters Take-out. 

While you are here at Great River Outfitters you are within walking distance of all our neighbors, Harpoon Brewery, Artisan EatsVermont Farmstead Cheese, American Crafted SpiritsBlake Hill Preserves and Simon Pearce. 

You will Continue down the river and pass under the Historic Cornish / Windsor covered bridge built in 1866. This is the longest wooden covered bridge in the US, and has been replaced four times. You can make early camp below the railroad bridge on Chase Island or continue down 9 miles to camp on Jarvis Island. On your way to Jarvis Island you will Go under the Ascutney Bridge. You will end your trip at Ferry Take-out in Claremont, New Hampshire. We will arrange a pick up time and brought back to Great River Outfitters HQ.

Please call 802-674-9933 or visit our Summer Schedule and Prices for more information and a complete listing of activities and costs. 

FOOD Artisan Eats is a catering service for large groups, small family or a simple "grab and go" meal service. We have teamed up with Great River Outfitters to create an easy way to fuel your outdoor adventure. Located in the same building right next door. Put in your order today!   Click here ARTISAN EATS VT

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Fat Tire Biking 

Experience the beauty of Vermont in winter and see what fat tire biking is all about.  Our fleet are the latest design 2016 KHS 4 season bikes offering greater floatation over snow and sand while retaining comfort, reliability and stability.

Come cruise our groomed trails around the Path of Life Sculpture Garden, through the woods and fields that follow the Connecticut River.  Our trails are for beginner to intermediate challenge levels offering scenic views over a five mile expanse.  Whether you are younger older or anywhere in between you can try fat tire biking. Rentals are available for one to three hours Monday  thru Sunday.

FOOD Artisan Eats is a catering service for large groups, small family or a simple "grab and go" meal service. We have teamed up with Great River Outfitters to create an easy way to fuel your outdoor adventure. Located in the same building right next door. Put in your order today!   Click here ARTISAN EATS VT

 

   

                                                                                                                                              

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Weddings, Family Reunions and Corporate Outings

If you are looking for a unique location for a Family Reunion or Corporate Retreat, the Path of Life Garden is an amazing place to host a wedding, reunion or company party. The garden has a large amphitheater where tents can be set up for 200+ guests. In addition to being a great place to bring kids, the Path of Life is a unique setting for reflection and rejuvenation. 

Please call 802-674-9933 or visit our Summer Schedule and Prices for more information and a complete listing of activities and costs. 

FOOD Artisan Eats is a catering service that can be as simple to a grab and go meal service for a small family. Or caters to large groups. We have teamed up with Great River Outfitters to create an easy way to fuel your outdoor adventure. Located in the same building right next door. Put in your order today!    Click here ARTISAN EATS VT


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Fall Foliage Trips

Self-Guide Fall Foliage Float Trips
 
Kayak, Canoe and Raft. Our most popular day trip is a Self Guided trip that begins five miles upstream at Sumner Falls in Hartland, VT and ends at the path of life garden. This is a perfect 3 hr trip. Walk-ins are welcome!
FOOD Artisan Eats is a catering service that can be as simple to a grab and go meal service for a small family. Or caters to large groups. We have teamed up with Great River Outfitters to create an easy way to fuel your outdoor adventure. Located in the same building right next door. Put in your order today!    Click here ARTISAN EATS VT
 
               
 
                                                                           
 
 
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