Rutland, VT, United States
The Otter Creek is an amazingly diverse system which starts in the southern part of the state draining off the Green Mountains and flows generally north thru Rutland, Middlebury, and Vergennes before entering Lake Champlain. The head waters of the Otter Creek and its many smaller tributaries might just feel like heaven. As the river runs it course and gains size it only gets better. Trout abound all the way through Middlebury and mix with bass and pike in the bigger sections of river. Downstream of Vergennes the river connects to Lake Champlain and offers access to tremendous warm water species.