Greetings from Carolyn
Parker, Director of Touring for BattenKill Canoe.
we enter our twenty second year of offering canoe and walking trips
I am enthusiastic about our line up of trips.
Over the years our motto has become to go beyond the end of the
road. With this thought in mind we are open to a world of possibilities
of offering trips in unique settings, going where no one else is going,
and being willing to adventure off the well-beaten path.
Canoe trips in Vermont are our trademark, from daytrips to five day
excursions, calm rivers to whitewater, luxurious country inns to rustic
campsites. With quiet villages, warm hospitality, green mountains and
late summer sunsets as our backdrop it is easy to capture the moment
and feel apart of this place we call home.
Through the years our trip offerings have broadened from our home in
Vermont to include offering distinctive outdoor vacations in Quebec,
Newfoundland, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Scotland. We are excited about
two new trips this season, Canoe Belize and Canoe France. Both trips
promise wonderful paddling, rich history, splendid food, and friendly
Our Dumoine River trip is perfect for the person who is looking for
a wilderness camping trip. The Dumoine
reflects a spirit that is found in themagic of the river; its quiet
presence at dawn, the exhilaration that comes from running its whitewater,
and at dusk the haunting calls of the loons add to the warmth of the
Costa Rica and Nicaragua have become the cornerstone of our winter season.
We avoid the commonplace and discover this beautiful country from a
different perspective. From lush rainforests, spectacular rivers, bountiful
food and friendly people we encourage you to take in all this country
has to offer.
The Highlands of Scotland invite us to discover all of their charm.
On foot and by canoe
we get to places that most tourists dont see from a car. We settle
into a slower pace of life, taking time to discover and explore the
splendid landscapes, open rugged coastline, hills of heather and dancing
So I invite you to travel with us beyond the end of the road. To experience
for yourself the welcoming inns, glowing campfires, gentle rivers, lush
rainforests and the special world of canoeing. Always keeping in mind
that the journey takes place along the way and the real adventure is
Director of Touring
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combine our knowledge of the sweetest places of the outdoors with a selection
of country inns and camping areas for our own special brand of hospitality.
BattenKill Canoe is the premier organizer of canoeing and walking trips
from our home in Vermont.
1983, BattenKill has travelled to regions of the world which combine
unique cultural interest and natural beauty with the interesting eclectic
accommodations and gourmet dining. We travel in parts of the world that
are showcases for human creativity and the endless possibilities of
nature. We begin by looking for days of great canoeing and walking between
interesting sights. Nature provides most of the ingredients of our trips.
It's what we do behind the scenes that makes your vacation with us top-notch.
attention to detail allows you to unbend and unwind, to leave your worries
Our trips involve canoeing and walking manageable distances each day,
treating ourselves well in the evening, and exploring a region intimately.
We move slowly along quiet medieval ways and vineyard trails, steering
our travellers off the well-worn path to experience the hidden treasures
and extraordinary diversions in every region we travel.
trips are not marathons. Daily distances can be easily managed in a
few hours if you want to rush. If you enjoy leisure sports and keeping
in reasonable shape, youll find BattenKill Canoe touring exactly
what you had in mind.
Our goal has always been to rise above the rest, to guarantee more than
just an ordinary canoe trip, to provide you with a vacation that goes
beyond the mundane.
We plan vacations, not expeditions.
BattenKill Canoe, Ltd.
800.421.5268 or 802.362.2800 fax--802.362.0159
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