The opening race: The Scantic Spring Splash in Enfield, CT. Appropriately named, The Spring Splash has much splashing! This race is now in its 25th year with many paddlers coming from afar and also as close as 300 feet up the street from the end of the race. There are some great spectator areas and spectators come from all over to watch the thrills of Chimney, Stockers and Staircase, all appropriately named and all with their own set of challenges.
When it came time to move into my college (which was conveniently located 45 minutes from the Deerfield River), the first item to go up the winding four flights of stairs to my dorm room was my whitewater kayak. It was around this time that a chance encounter with Philip, the campground manager at Zoar Outdoor, would alter the course of my paddling career. - Sara Dorsey
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Every year, for one day, we get to one of Vermont’s hidden gems - the West River. The West River is a perfect mix of adventure and leisure - it has a little bit more adventure than the Zoar Gap and is a little mellower than the Dryway.