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Friends of the Winooski
Friends of the Winooski: Paddling Guide (16mb pdf), see pages 10 to 11
Friends of the Winooski: Paddling Guide (cached copy)
Description: The headwaters of the Winooski River is a narrow, winding channel that traverses the rolling hills of eastern Washington county. The highlight of this section is Martin Bridge, the only “Farm Bridge” remaining in Vermont. Primarily used for agriculture, the bridge was built around 1880. Today it serves as an access point for nature trails on the south side of the river. This section of river is highly influenced by the Green Mountain Power generating station upstream of Marshfield Village. During dry periods, the river may be very low if the station is not releasing water.
Rapids/Obstacles: Paddlers may encounter downed trees blocking the river. There is a Class 2 ‘rock garden’ rapid at the Onion River Campground. You can exit the river on the left and walk your boat rather easily around this rapid.