Vermont is one of the best places in the country to explore natural beauty and unique landscapes. Are you looking for a thrill during your next Vermont trip? Explore these unforgettable adventures with Battenkill Valley Outdoors! This tour operator offers rentals, gear, and guidance to ensure your day is nothing but fun. If you need more vacation inspiration, access our free Southern Vermont Vacation Guide. Inside, you’ll find recommendations on the best places to dine, shop, and explore in the area.
The 3 Best Battenkill Valley Outdoors Activities
The Battenkill River in Manchester, VT, is the ideal setting for an exciting outdoor experience. Whether you’d prefer to get your feet wet or stay on dry land, there’s a Battenkill Valley Outdoors activity that you’ll love.
1. Battenkill River Kayaking
Kayaking the Battenkill is an excellent way to explore this natural flow river. The meandering river features beautiful views of Vermont’s green hills, and it is a relatively easy ride for kayakers of all skill levels. As you paddle down the river, you can expect to see an array of wildlife, from deer and trout to eagles and osprey. Kayak rentals from BVO are $55 for a solo kayak and $75 for a tandem canoe or kayak.
2. Battenkill River Tubing
If you’re seeking a more passive activity, consider renting a tube with BVO. There are few things more peaceful than cruising down the river on a hot summer day. Your trip can be completely customized, and a guide will map out your journey depending on how long you would like to float. At the end of your ride, simply call your guide to pick you up! Rentals are $27 for a single tube. Most tubes have bottoms, and you can rent a tube with a cooler upon request.
3. Battenkill Valley Hiking
Are you ready for a climb? The Folded Rock trail is located adjacent to the BVO tour entrance. This free hike is an up and back trail, totaling a five-mile workout. Once you’ve conquered the 1000-mile elevation gain in less than a mile, reward yourself with a gorgeous view of Battenkill Valley and the Adirondacks.
If you love hiking, read our blog on some of the best places to hike in Southern Vermont.
Check out our Vermont outdoor adventure guide for more tips on exploring the Battenkill River area!
End Your Adventure at the Arlington Inn
After you’ve completed your tour with Battenkill Valley Outdoors, you’ll need a place to relax. The Arlington Inn, less than a 15-minute drive from the tour operator’s base camp, has all the comforts of home in a quaint, comfortable setting. When planning your next trip to Southern Vermont, consider reserving Adelia’s Room. This second-floor Parsonage House room features two queen sleigh beds, two closets, and a tastefully tiled bathroom. It’s the perfect home base for a vacation with adventurous friends or family.