Reel In the Perfect Vermont Outdoor Adventure

When it comes to the great outdoors, The Green Mountain State has you covered. The Battenkill River provides visitors with an opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Vermont by water. Whether you’re into kayaking, fly fishing, or river tubing, there is a Vermont outdoor adventure for everyone! If you are looking for even more fun and activities, download our free Southern Vermont Vacation Guide. It is full of local recommendations on hiking, biking, and more!

Vermont Outdoor Adventures on the Battenkill River

Kayaking and Canoeing

Begin your Vermont outdoor adventure by paddling down the Battenkill River. Become one with Mother Nature as you experience an exciting yet tranquil journey under historic covered bridges and beautiful foliage. Battenkill Canoe and Kayak gives adventurers plenty of options for river excursions, ranging from one and a half hours to a full day trip.

Fly Fishing

If fishing is your forte, then the Battenkill River is the perfect catch! Brown and brook trout are abundant in this freestone stream. Even if you are just a beginner, check out our Fly Fishing Package! Explore Vermont’s beautiful outdoors while learning new techniques on the best ways to fly fish. A guided tour, food, and tickets to the Fly Fishing Museum are all included!


Journeying by foot through Vermont’s wooded wonderland is an easy and fun activity for your outdoor adventure. Make the five-mile trek up to Folded Rock from Battenkill Valley Outdoors for a great workout and even better views. Looking for more trails? Hop on over to their base camp and grab a trail map! (For even more recommendations on hiking near the Arlington Inn, read our blog on Vermont parks!)


Did you know that America’s largest one-day Pro/AM cycling race runs right through the Battenkill Valley? Well, you do now! Even though the race takes place in the spring, you can still rent a bike and make your own great Vermont outdoor adventure. Cruise through covered bridges, discover Revolutionary War markers, or stop for produce at a nearby farm.

The Best Place to Call Home for Your Vermont Outdoor Adventure!

The Arlington Inn is only minutes away from the Battenkill River, making it the perfect headquarters for your Vermont outdoor adventure! After a full day of exploring the picturesque landscape, take a break and enjoy your favorite cocktail from Deming Tavern. Rest up for your next adventure in one of our cozy accommodations, like the Rhoda Room. You can even enjoy a complimentary country breakfast each morning of your stay.

Maybe adventure is not quite your thing. There is plenty of shopping, wonderful dining, and tours to whet your whistle. Take a look at our Civil War Package and learn about important sites and events that shaped American history. When you are ready to plan your next escape to the Green Mountain State, check our availability and book your stay! We can’t wait to hear about your adventures on the Battenkill River!

Don’t forget to download your free Vacation Guide to discover more great outdoor adventures in Vermont!