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2314 VT Route 105, West Charleston, VT 05872
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Stopped to get some information about the river as we had our own kayaks. Owner was very rude and informed us that we were wasting his time and took off in a huff....not your friendly Vermonter!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank robin s
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This company rents kayaks, canoes, paddleboards for self-guided trips down the Clyde River. Trips are 5.5 mile (2.5 - 3 hour), 9.5 mile, and longer. We did the 5.5 mile and it seemed just right, a bit less than three hours on the river and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 2 August 2018

My husband and I kayaked the Clyde River, through Pensioners’ Pond, and back to Clyde River Recreation. We saw some beavers, herons, and various fish and birds. The paddle wasn’t overly difficult and it was a great day out.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Emily G
Reviewed 15 July 2018

My mom had never canoed before and was somewhat nervous about the whole experience. The folks at Clyde River were so awesome and it's an experience she and my family will never forget. Chris, especially, made sure she felt comfortable and safe in the canoe...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Karla617
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Everything was easy and relaxed, from finding the office to getting set up with gear (kayaks, paddles, and life jackets) to learning about the route to the kayaking itself to returning the equipment. Well-run outfit, low prices ($20 per person for an 8-minute shuttle ride...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Chris McFarland is great, year after year. Delivers and picks-up our kayaks and has a wide variety of sizes and styles. The best!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank marilynmae29
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We have driven by this place the last few summers and finally decided to try it out. The price was right and we went out in the shuttle for the five and a half mile route. Once on the water, we saw many birds but...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Matt B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We took the lazy river trip - about 5 1/2 miles. To start, it was the easiest and smoothest thing possible: from the time we showed up we were in the shuttle 10 minutes later. Beautiful river and a great ride. An otter swam with...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank WendyC240
Reviewed 1 June 2017

They presumed we wanted something we did not (info about the river without renting from them) by jumping to conclusions. We needed 2 kayaks in addition to our own canoe, but by assuming that all we wanted was info and not rentals they cut us...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jon D
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice family outing on the Clyde River. All of the kayaks were in very good condition. It is a fun way to spend a few hours. The owners of the business are very friendly and they go out of their way...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank I7995BRscottm
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