Route 16 at Pinkham NotchGorham, NH, 03581Phone: 603-466-3988
From relaxing paddles to white-water challenges, this outdoor center has a kayak adventure for everyone
Whether you want a relaxing paddle along a quiet waterway at sunset or the challenge of conquering white water, the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center has a kayak adventure for you. Guided wildlife tours, half- and full-day, take you on the flat water of the Androscoggin River, keeping an eye out for moose, eagles and osprey. (The full-day trip also includes some swimming.) Whitewater kayak clinics are for beginners to advanced levels, teaching you how to navigate through different classes of white water. Sunset kayak tours are the perfect time to see wildlife along a pristine stretch of the Androscoggin. Top-notch guides offer the best instruction, and information on tours, and equipment (everything is provided, and both solo and tandem kayaks are available) is first-class.
961 Main StreetBerlin, NH, 03570Phone: 603-228-0836
Perfect places to paddle: Androscoggin area offers rivers, wildlife refuges
One of the joys of being outdoors in the Androscoggin Valley, NH is seeing the beauty of Mother Nature from a canoe or kayak. At Great Glen Trails, enjoy a half or full day on the flat water of the beautiful Androscoggin River, keeping your eyes out for moose, eagles, osprey and other animals. Experienced guides will accompany your tour, giving you ample time at the end to explore on your own in a solo or tandem kayak. At ELC Outdoors & White Water Rafting, there is whitewater rafting on all classes of waters. Or, paddle down the Androscoggin in a five-mile stretch formerly a thoroughfare for log drives. You can glide through the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge in a canoe or explore the 72 miles of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.
Glide across a pristine lake in a kayak, canoe or complimentary paddle board
Nestled between New Hampshire’s White Mountains and its Lakes Region, the Purity Spring Resort offers guests a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities. One of the most popular is paddling. Start your active day at the resort by gliding across a crystal-clear lake on a complimentary stand-up paddle board, or in your own kayak or canoe. You can also book a private charter session so you can go waterskiing, wakeboarding or kneeboarding. The resort’s sandy beach is a great place to relax after your paddling session, or you can take a dip in the indoor pool or hot tub. Of course, a key to a great day on the lake is a good night’s sleep, so your room, condo or cottage has soft bedding and other creature comforts.