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Friends of the Winooski
Friends of the Winooski: Paddling Guide (16mb pdf), see pages 24 to 25
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Description: The Winooski begins passing through urban and suburban areas in this section of the river. However, there are great picnicking and natural areas to stop at along the way including the Muddy Brook Natural area and canoe access located about a mile downstream from the Essex Dam on the left. There is also Woodside Park, operated by the Winooski Valley Park District, about four miles below the Essex Dam. This stretch passes through the only un-dammed gorge, the Lime Kiln Gorge, on the Winooski.
Rapids/Obstacles: There is a short rapid visible from the put in below the Essex Dam. A bit further downstream, the river will split around an island. The best channel is along the right side of the island. Just beyond the confluence with Muddy Brook, there is a long rocky stretch.