Foliage Paddle - Kayaking the French King Gorge

< 12 with guardian in the same tandem kayak
12-15 accompanied on the experience by guardian
16-17 with liability waiver signed by guardian

Adventure East reserves the right to evaluate all paddlers for skill levels and group dynamics to make a final decision on suitability for the experience.
Fitness Level:
Moderate - Able to paddle at a moderate pace for 30 minutes without a break, able to swim at least 10 yards cross-current unassisted
Skill Level:
Beginner/Intermediate - Comfortable control of your boat in moving water to follow guide directions in avoiding hazards. Please contact us if you have any questions.
10/7, 10/21
9a - 4p
Each participant, or their guardian, must sign a waiver to participate in an Adventure East experience. Following payment of your online booking, your reservation confirmation will include a link to e-sign the waiver. Due to insurance requirements, we are unable to accommodate guests who do not sign a waiver.

This is a 12 mile paddle through one of the most scenic sections of the Connecticut River. We will put in at the Northfield Boat Ramp and paddle downstream to Barton Cove. We will stop at Cabot Camp at the confluence of the Millers River for lunch.

The paddling is smooth and can be somewhat swift, depending upon outflows from the Vernon Dam, the main hydro-electric facility upstream.

Additional information regarding this experience

What's Included?

Kayak and paddle

Lunch and beverages

PFD appropriate to water conditions and your needs

Dry storage for small personal items

A fun and scenic afternoon on the water with the potential for excellent birdwatching!

What to Bring

Clothing for paddling* and dry clothing

Footwear for paddling* and dry land footwea


Sunglasses - polarized ideal

Sunscreen and hat

Waterproof camera!

Other Notes:

*Your feet WILL get wet and splashes happen. The water is cold, and AE suggests a shorty wetsuit, otherwise layers of fast-dry clothes are better than regular cotton.