Canoeing and Kayaking
Looking to relax and have fun? Spend a day paddling or tubing along one of the region’s rivers and streams, or cruising one of the lakes.
Canoe touring or kayaking during medium or low water periods in summer can be enjoyed by almost everyone. A number of canoe shops in the area offer rentals and guided trips, and will generally transport your canoe/kayak directly to put-ins and arrange to pick you up at trip’s end; some shops also offer canoe camping options.
There are few other relaxing ways to enjoy a lazy summer day like tubing on the river. For tube rentals, contact local sports shops. Motorized and non-motorized boat rentals are also available for fishermen and others who wish to explore the region’s lakes, rivers and ponds. In spring, experience the thrills (and sometimes spills!) of whitewater rafting; guided trips are available for all experience levels.
The following Businesses are members of the White Mountains Attractions Association
With trips ranging from family-friendly class II to wild class IV there is a whitewater rafting experience for everyone! Ages 6+ welcome, no experience necessary. Be sure to ask about our signature "Paws and Paddles" package that combines rafting and rolling dog sledding all into one adventurous day!
Address: 196 Main Street, Gorham 03581
Phone: (603) 545-4533
At the base of Mount Washington you’ll discover the magnificent setting of Great Glen Trails Outdoors Center. Enjoy a guided kayak trip along scenic lakes and rivers of northern NH with brilliant mountain views and opportunities for wildlife viewing. Bring your own bike or rent one, walk or hike along on our scenic trail system with amazing views of the Presidential Mountain Range. The Glen View Café is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy breakfast or lunch, or visit Great Glen Outfitters for the latest tax-free clothing, outdoor gear and gifts.
Address: Route 16, Pinkham Notch, Gorham 03581
Phone: (603) 466-2333
Enjoy a relaxing day floating down the crystal clear waters of the Saco River. Saco River averages 3 ft. deep with some small rapids, sandy beaches and rope swings for the more adventurous.
Address: 558 White Mountain Highway, Conway, NH 03818
Phone: (603) 447-4275
Adventure in scenic Milan, NH! White water rafting, horseback trail rides, lodging, dog sledding, and much more to fit all ability levels and adventure needs in New Hampshire and nearby Maine! New for 2015, Mahoosuc Yurts and new outdoor event venue. We're ready for some year-round fun, are you?
Address: 877 Milan Road, Milan 03588
Phone: (603) 449-6646
Come experience ELC Outdoors with a variety of activities including Whitewater rafting, Aerial Adventure course, canoe/kayak rentals and tours, and wildlife boat excursions. Adventures for the while family. Take a ride on the Wild Side!
Address: 983 Upton Rd Errol, NH 03579
Phone: (603) 215-0002
Canoeing on the Saco River is great family fun with fantastic scenery. $19/week-day, canoe and kayak rentals in New Hampshire and Maine.
Address: 1734 East Main Street, Center Conway 03813
Phone: (800) 447-2460
Explore the more peaceful corners of northern New Hampshire and Vermont with unique, customized Kayaking, Hiking and Snowshoe Tours. Groups from 2 – 8 people, ages 12 and up. All tours include equipment, basic instruction, transportation and a picnic lunch. Try our specialty trips in hand-crafted cedar kayaks, made piece by piece by a Native Vermonter. Also, visit the Still Waters Herbal Gift Shop for Reiki treatments, herbal products, hand-crafted items, gemstones and more.
Address: 376 Coppermine Road, Monroe, NH 03771
Phone: (603) 638-3017
Come explore this beautiful unknown lake! It can be as simple as cruising around and enjoying lunch or exploring the many coves in search of the wildlife or taking a refreshing swim off the boat. Watch the spectacular sun set as it drops behind the mountains, and listen for the captivating call of the loons and possible appearance of the eagles that call Conway Lake home.
Address: 400 Mill Street , Center Conway, NH
Phone: (603) 452-5040
Come experience pristine Squam Lake in a way that is personalized to your liking. Relax aboard a 23' Sea Ray Bow-Rider. Bask in the sun or stay shaded under the boat's canopy. Zoom fast around the lake or putter along. Anchor in quiet coves or off sandy beaches, swim or jump off the boat. Be daring and jump off infamous "Jumping Rock". View wildlife, tour historic Church Island and On Golden Pond movie sites. Stroll along a boarded swamp-walk or pick native blueberries in season. Cruise at sunset, or star gaze under a full moon. This is the perfect excursion for those who'd like to rent a boat for a day or a couple of hours, but are...read more
Address: 859 US Route 3, Holderness NH 03245
Phone: (603) 968-3990
An outdoor fun center with shuttle and rental service for canoes and kayaks on the Pemigewasset River. "Paddle The Pemi." And a full serivce ski and snowboard shop with top quality rentals and highly skilled service team.
Address: Off I-93 Exit 28, Campton 03223
Phone: (603) 726-4327