Old timers around here will tell you just how important the rivers and streams were to New Hampshire- log drives fed the paper mills that were the lifeblood of the area. Today these rivers still play an important role in the community. This time though, the focus is on adventure- specifically white water rafting and kayaking! These two sports are a great way to literally “get your feet wet” and offer a unique way to explore the wilds of New Hampshire.
For novices, no previous experience is necessary for most trips. New Hampshire has several white water outfitters, all of which supply the needed gear, guides and instruction. Adventure seekers can choose from the family-friendly Class II sections of the Androscoggin or crank it up a notch on several of the surrounding rivers. Experienced boaters will find a wealth of white water creeks and rivers at their disposal, and many of the companies below can help with local info on access and conditions. Grab your swimsuit, sunscreen and see you on the water!
Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking Outfitters in New Hampshire:
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
North Woods Rafting
Northern Waters Outfitters