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Address: 36 Park Rd, Windsor, VT 05089
Phone Number:
(802) 674-9933
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Path of Life Garden is a crafted landscape open to the public in...

The Path of Life Garden is a crafted landscape open to the public in Windsor, Vermont. Visitors experience the story of the great circle of life while traveling through sculptures of varying sizes and materials. Inspired by a famous garden in Europe, these eighteen works of art symbolize the journey from birth to death and beyond. Since its conception in 1997, the garden has grown on its own path, providing space for recreation, relaxation, contemplation and realization; making it a great destination for families looking for fun things to do around Quechee, Woodstock, and Hanover. The path is also home to some of a 5+ mile trail network, groomed in the winter for dogsledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The garden is located in a 14-acre of field of trails, wildflowers and open spaces on the banks of the Connecticut River. It is enjoyed by people of all ages and was recently featured in Vermont Life and Pastoral Magazine.

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Amazing Siberian Husky dog sledding experience

We loved meeting, petting and hugging on all the huskies. They were all great. Everyone there was very friendly and accommodating. We took the 30 min sleigh ride. Get your... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a reservation for dog sledding, however, a storm was approaching that would prevent me from getting to work in another state, so I had to leave VT. I asked to have my reservation moved to another day since I had seen there were open spots in weekends coming up, but it was not allowed. It made no sense... More 

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Thank broteinbraj
Terry M, Manager at Great River Outfitters And The Path of Life Garden, responded to this review

We appreciate each and every person who takes the time to write about their experience with us. I assure you we do take the time to listen to each person and unfortunately this is one of those situations with an unhappy ending. I do appreciate you mentioned the cancellation policy because it is true, when it is the day prior... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We loved meeting, petting and hugging on all the huskies. They were all great. Everyone there was very friendly and accommodating. We took the 30 min sleigh ride. Get your reservations early. A must do experience if traveling to this area!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We went snowshoeing around the path and had a wonderful time, each station was beautiful and well done and the maze was a blast. Set in a beautiful area and close to brewery, distillery and brew pub.

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Coventry, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

It was cool and off-season, but my wife and I really enjoyed our walk thru The Path of Life. Obviously well thought out, it makes for a nice walk and time for reflection as you read the meanings of the stops along the way. We look forward to revisiting in the summer months when everything is in bloom. I'd recommend... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our deluxe camping and kayaking river tour this weekend with Great River Outfitters. If you've never been camping or don't want the hassle of setting up your own tent, this is the way to do it! We decided to camp on the last day of the season, and Craig and Nikki made sure we had everything we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My husband and I were celebrating our 9th Wedding Anniversary in Vermont this year. The one place I wanted to see was the "Great River Outfitters and the Path of Life Garden". We where lucky enough to get a day in the 80's considering it was the end of September. With extremely little experience we go an over all of... More 

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Craig C, Owner at Great River Outfitters And The Path of Life Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We love to hear about everyone's unique experiences and September is a wonderful time to take a trip kayaking, rafting or canoeing on the water and finishing at the Path of Life Garden adds it's own quality to any day. The foliage is at peak at this time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Our family (5 people) plus 2 young adult friends spent a late afternoon kayaking down an absolutely gorgeous section of the Connecticut River. We took the 2 PM 3 hour float trip. We did not have reservations. The weather was glorious and the surroundings were beautiful. The sky was blue. We felt one with nature. It was a little breezy... More 

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Craig C, Owner at Great River Outfitters And The Path of Life Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience here and yes the foliage is absolutely beautiful and as we near peak season the colors reflecting against the water lends itself to some amazing photos. We hope you will join us again and visit all of us at Artisan Park with Harpoon Brewery, The Cheese Board,... More 

Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Two families of five, including six "kids" from ages 13-21...we chose the Deluxe Camping package which included 3 hours of kayaking. I cannot say enough good things about the experience. KAYAKING down the river was relaxing...a little more challenging than a float. The water level was low so we had to avoid getting grounded in some spots...some of us got... More 

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Vandalia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Looked forward to this and no complaints but for $6 a person I wasn't impressed. Negotiating the maze without a map was challenging. My wife tried to lose me and leave me there! I appreciate the idea with some thoughtful stops in the display. If money is not a concern and you're in the area stop for the 45 minute... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We showed up at Great River Outfitters with no reservation in August only 10 minutes before their noon launch and they were able to process us in with the safety briefing and ride to the launch site. We chose to paddle down the Connecticut River in a canoe but you can also choose kayaks, rafts or tubes. And even being... More 

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