Great River Outfitters
GRO is an outdoor adventure outfitting company located in Windsor, Vermont. We operate in all 4 seasons and host a broad range of adventurous outdoor activities for all ages and skill levels, from canoeing, kayaking, rafting, river tubing and camping, to dog sledding and snowshoeing. We cater to individuals, families and large groups looking for unique, fun and exciting things to do in New England; family reunions, retreats, weddings, banquets, parties and special events. We also offer lessons for kayaking, land navigation, survival, winter camping, outdoor leadership, yoga and much more. We are located right next to the ever popular Path of Life Sculpture Garden, and have everything you need to get outdoors, on the River, in the woods or on the 100 + acres of trails woods and fields next to our shop.
Summer Schedule and Prices or Winter Schedule and Prices
The Path of Life Garden
POL this one of a kind garden is no ordinary arrangement of flowers tucked into the woods. The Path of Life Garden is a landscape shaped by a revelation of the human spirit and inspired by our relationship with the natural world. Visitors travel through 18 works of art illustrating elements that constitute human life. In doing so, spectator is transformed into participant, engaging the 14 acres of sculptures and the surrounding expanse. Accented by the Connecticut River, the Path of Life Garden accommodates hiking, picnicking, yoga/meditation and unique camping opportunities (two full sized, authentic Tipis!). The garden is enjoyed by people of all ages and was recently featured in Vermont Life and Pastoral Magazine. Path of Life Garden Guide & Map and Path of Life Garden Admission
In the Summer & Fall
We offer inexpensive float trips (canoes, kayaks, rafts and river tubes) on a pristine section of the Connecticut River, in which we provide all necessary gear, transportation and aid. This particular stretch of river is suitable for people of all ages and paddling abilities. In conjunction, we offer unique camping opportunities on the river, spanning anywhere from 1-5 days or more! We have our own tipis in the Path of Life Garden that sleep 12-16 people or you can paddle down the river to primitive island campsites along the river. Our fleet of canoes, kayaks, rafts and river tubes accommodates individual explorers, families, youth groups, office outings and family reunions. During the autumn months we make available an extremely underrated way to experience Vermont's spectacular foliage by way of the river! Yoga classes take place weekly by reservation in The Path of Life Garden during the summer months, as well. Please call (802)674-9933 or visit our online Summer Schedule and Prices for more information and a complete listing of activities and costs
In the Winter & Spring
We offer unique outdoor activities that include dog-sledding, sleigh rides, moonlight snowshoe adventures, and winter tipi camping. In addition to specialized trips, we run a daily rental program for snowshoeing on our extensive, well-groomed trail network. Most of our Winter activities occur on 100 to 150 acres of farm fields and forest that are next to our shop and 14-acres in the Path of Life Garden. For more exreme terrain, we access Mt. Ascutney and the surrounding State forest land for day trips and winter camping. Please call 802-674-9933 or vistit our online Winter Schedule and Prices for more information.
Give the gift of an experience!
Looking for a present for a special person in your life? A Great River Outfitters or a Path of Life Garden Gift Certificates
is the ideal gift for newlyweds, birthdays, anniversaries, holiday gifts or any special occasion. Our year-long activities and gift shop offer something for everyone, and is a wonderful go-to gift for those whose passions lay beyond material possesions!
The ordering process is easy: Simply call us with your credit card and purchase the gift certificate in any dollar amount you wish. Once you place your order, we will e-mail the gift certificate and information directly to you.
Call us at 1-802-674-9933