Loons Paddles and a little Green River

Since my blog is pedal and paddle I guess I will need to put out some paddling advice?  I love to be on the water on a warm sunny fall day, it’s the best!  It usually feels special seeing it could be the last time you get out on the water before the snow flies.  Next thing you know your all bundled up riding a chair lift to another adventure.  I thought I would share with you a special place called the Green River Reservoir in Hyde Park VT. 

Back in the day I lived right below it.  Not many people knew about it, it was a hidden gem!   Our favorite outing there was canoeing with firewood a bucket of fried chicken and a few beers.  Stopping on many of the little islands we would build fire and eat drink and listen to the loons.  The Loons here are like no other they are the most majestic creatures.  There are many, you will be sure to see them and hear them all night especially if you camp.

Loon with Chicks

Loon with chicks

In recent years the state has taken over the reservoir and organized it into more of a campground.  You must pay and make reservations for sites especially during the busier months.  All of the campsites are accessible only by boat.  No motorboats allowed, it’s your dream come true for paddling.  Canoeing, Kayaking,  Stand up paddle boarding,  small sailboats & any non-motorized boat will do.  Make sure to bring your fishing poles there is perch, trout, and small mouth bass.  If you visit in the month of July bring a bucket and collect wild blueberries they are all over. Also look for the rope swing along the right side of the bank right after the boat launch it’s a good one.

I Hope you enjoy this place, as much as I do it’s a wonderful place so do your best to keep it that way for others to enjoy.

Peace Love and Paddling


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