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Friends of the Winooski
Friends of the Winooski: Paddling Guide (16mb pdf), see pages 26 to 27
Friends of the Winooski: Paddling Guide (cached copy)
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
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Description: The river is wide and slow moving from Winooski to the lake. Although this part of the Winooski flows through the most urbanized area of the state, it hardly feels that way. The river meanders through farmlands, wetlands and forests on it last leg to Lake Champlain. One of the most popular fishing and picnic spots on the lower Winooski is located across from the Millyard Access Point at Salmon Hole, known for its walleyed pike, steelhead trout and landlocked salmon. Near the railroad bridge just downstream from the Millyard Access Point is the site of the first European settlement on the Winooski in 1773. Recent archaelogical finds have revealed that Native Americans had settled the area almost 300 years before the arrival of Ethan Allen. Three miles downstream on the left is the Ethan Allen Homestead. The Winooski travels through some unique ecological habitats including the McCrea Farm, Derway Island and Half Moon Cove. At the mouth of Lake Champlain 55-acre Delta Park is home to rare plants and animals.
Pictures taken July 2013.
On West Canal Street is this alley going downhill to the river launch.
At the bottom of the alley is the Millyard Canoe Access to the Winooski River.
The path to the put in.
The ladder down to the water.
Looking upstream on Winooski River from the Millyard Canoe Access in Winooski VT.
Looking downstream on Winooski River from the Millyard Canoe Access in Winooski VT.
At the take out at Colchester Point on Windemere Way in Colchester VT.
The launch area at Colchester Point.
The ramp to Winooski River at Colchester Point in Colchester VT.
Looking upstream on Winooski River from Colchester Point.
Water level is very high today and the launch area is partially flooded by the river.