There is beautiful kayaking & canoeing avalailable at the nearby Waterbury Reservoir in Waterbury Vermont from June thu September. This large reservoir is free from all commercial development and all our rivers in Stowe lead into it including the river behind our retreat center. It is also just one mile from the Original Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory……..just thought you might like to know, for after kayaking of course….;-). You would rent canoes & kayaks directly on the reservoir from Umiak Kayak & Canoes. If you would like to canoe down a river Umiak also has canoe excursions going down the Lamoile River beginning in Jeffersonville Vermont. The cost of these activities is not included in the cost of the retreat.