River of Light

Full Moon Paddle on the Winooski River

Get your friends and family together to start planning your lighting scheme for the 4th-not-exactly-annual River of Light: Paddling by the Light of the Moon on July 24th, 2021.

We will meet at the Heineberg Bridge Access (on the Colchester side of the Rt 127 bridge over the Winooski River) at 7:00 PM. Participants will leave their boats and drive their cars to the Colchester Point Fishing Access. There participants will organize self-shuttles to come back to the put in. The goal is to launch at sunset and paddle the 2.5 miles to Lake Champlain.

All paddlers must wear a properly fitted PFD. All paddlers must be facing forward or in the case of a row boat, there must be a passenger in the bow, facing forward.

Admission is free, however, a $10 (or more!) donation to help the Friends of the Winooski River protect and restore the watershed is greatly appreciated.

Link to Google map showing driving route from put-in to take-out. 

Picture of map showing driving route from put-in to take-out. 

Check out these links from the Burlington Free Press and 7Days from 2016's event.

Burlington Free Press captured the magic!

Seven Days' Eva Sollberger and her crew were there, too. The paddle became an installment on her series, Stuck in Vermont.