70 Smith Street 
Barre, VT 05641



R&L Archery is a full-line dealer of Old Town kayaks and canoes, Ocean kayaks, and stocks something for everyone. Whether you are a novice kayaker looking to hit the water for the first time, or a seasoned veteran just looking for a new boat to add to your fleet, we can accommodate you. Kayaks are available as single- or double-person, sit-in or sit-on-top, recreational or fishing, with multiple color options and lengths to choose from. See Old Town’s website for complete product listings.

We also offer customers a chance to “test drive” kayaks and paddles prior to purchase.  As they say – the proof is in the paddling.

The ultimate fishing kayak can be found in the Old Town Predator series, designed by fishermen for fishermen. They can be paddled or set up to operate with a Minn Kota electric motor. New for 2018 is a pedal-driven series of fishing kayaks.

Every one of the staff in the store enjoys spending quality time on the water, and has extensive experience with kayaking around the state, so don’t hesitate to ask us for tips, advice, or just inquire after our favorite paddling spots.

Paddles (and Oars!)

Having the kayak or canoe is only half the battle. We stock a wide selection of Aqua Bound and  Bending Branches kayak paddles, and Caviness canoe paddles, ranging from the economical but functional to sleek carbon-fiber paddles made for endless days of paddling. Let us help you pick out the paddle that best fits your paddling needs.

 And yes, we have oars by Caviness in 6′, 6.5′, and 7′ lengths, as well as oarlocks.

Life Vests

Life vests are a must as well. You can’t go out on the water until you have them, and we have just what you need. Kayak and canoe vests are cut high in the back for full comfort when seated; non-bulky inflatable vests are great for fishing. Different styles–some made for constant use day after day, others that are perfect for having around the boat just in case you need them in a hurry–we have you covered! We stock Extra Sport and Onyx vests.

Auto Racks

Of course, even having your boat, paddles, and life vest won’t help you get to the lake if you don’t have any way to transport your boat. We stock a full selection of Malone roof racks and loaders to help any-sized boater load any boat onto any vehicle. On top of that, we also have Yakima roof racks that offer a perfect fit for almost any vehicle. We customize them to guarantee a tight and secure fit.

For those who don’t want to try to heft their boats on top of their car, Malone offers several tow-behind trailers as well.

Oh, and R&L Archery will install your Malone or Yakima racks for you for FREE while you wait!

For the non-paddling outdoors community – Malone also has carriers for bicycles.

Getting There!

Finding your way to a new pond to explore can be a challenge. The Delorme Atlas and Gazetteer is a must-have item to carry in any vehicle. These large-format (11 x 15.5 inches) maps are available for all fifty states; you’ll find the New England states at R&L Archery.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department maintains more than 180 developed fishing access areas. A search feature to find locations and information about each is available here.