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Great River Outfitters And The Path of Life Garden

36 Park Rd, Windsor, VT 05089
+1 802-674-9933
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Great & accommodating service, friendly folk

Booked a shuttle to take us from GRO to Watson park in white river junction, a 13m trip... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lauralanglois
,
Hudson, New Hampshire
via mobile
Not very accommodating for cutomers.

I had a reservation for dog sledding, however, a storm was approaching that would prevent me from... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
broteinbraj
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New York City, New York
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The Path of Life Garden is a crafted landscape open to the public in Windsor, Vermont. Visitors experience the story of the great circle of life while traveling through sculptures of varying sizes and materials. Inspired by a famous garden in Europe, these eighteen works of art symbolize the journey from birth to death and beyond. Since its conception in 1997, the garden has grown on its own path, providing space for recreation, relaxation, contemplation and realization; making it a great destination for families looking for fun things to do around Quechee, Woodstock, and Hanover. The path is also home to some of a 5+ mile trail network, groomed in the winter for dogsledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The garden is located in a 14-acre of field of trails, wildflowers and open spaces on the banks of the Connecticut River. It is enjoyed by people of all ages and was recently featured in Vermont Life and Pastoral Magazine.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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36 Park Rd, Windsor, VT 05089
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a shuttle to take us from GRO to Watson park in white river junction, a 13m trip downstream. We arrived at 9:30 and the place wasn't opened yet so we strolled around the garden in the back by the river. Nice take! Creative, well...More

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Craig C, Owner at Great River Outfitters And The Path of Life Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We always appreciate your comments and suggestions. You did a really lovely trip, typically it is six to eight hours to complete but the water levels are higher this spring with all the precipitation. The wildlife and wild flowers on the banks and the beautiful...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

I had a reservation for dog sledding, however, a storm was approaching that would prevent me from getting to work in another state, so I had to leave VT. I asked to have my reservation moved to another day since I had seen there were...More

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Terry M, Manager at Great River Outfitters And The Path of Life Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

We appreciate each and every person who takes the time to write about their experience with us. I assure you we do take the time to listen to each person and unfortunately this is one of those situations with an unhappy ending. I do appreciate...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We loved meeting, petting and hugging on all the huskies. They were all great. Everyone there was very friendly and accommodating. We took the 30 min sleigh ride. Get your reservations early. A must do experience if traveling to this area!!

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

We went snowshoeing around the path and had a wonderful time, each station was beautiful and well done and the maze was a blast. Set in a beautiful area and close to brewery, distillery and brew pub.

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

It was cool and off-season, but my wife and I really enjoyed our walk thru The Path of Life. Obviously well thought out, it makes for a nice walk and time for reflection as you read the meanings of the stops along the way. We...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our deluxe camping and kayaking river tour this weekend with Great River Outfitters. If you've never been camping or don't want the hassle of setting up your own tent, this is the way to do it! We decided to camp on the...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

My husband and I were celebrating our 9th Wedding Anniversary in Vermont this year. The one place I wanted to see was the "Great River Outfitters and the Path of Life Garden". We where lucky enough to get a day in the 80's considering it...More

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Craig C, Owner at Great River Outfitters And The Path of Life Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We love to hear about everyone's unique experiences and September is a wonderful time to take a trip kayaking, rafting or canoeing on the water and finishing at the Path of Life Garden...More

Reviewed 29 September 2016

Our family (5 people) plus 2 young adult friends spent a late afternoon kayaking down an absolutely gorgeous section of the Connecticut River. We took the 2 PM 3 hour float trip. We did not have reservations. The weather was glorious and the surroundings were...More

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Craig C, Owner at Great River Outfitters And The Path of Life Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience here and yes the foliage is absolutely beautiful and as we near peak season the colors reflecting against the water lends itself to some amazing photos. We hope you will join us...More

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Two families of five, including six "kids" from ages 13-21...we chose the Deluxe Camping package which included 3 hours of kayaking. I cannot say enough good things about the experience. KAYAKING down the river was relaxing...a little more challenging than a float. The water level...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Looked forward to this and no complaints but for $6 a person I wasn't impressed. Negotiating the maze without a map was challenging. My wife tried to lose me and leave me there! I appreciate the idea with some thoughtful stops in the display. If...More

Thank Jarry W
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