Boating and Paddling in the White Mountains

With hundreds of lakes, ponds, and rivers, the White Mountains are a boaters’ paradise. Local businesses and summer visitors usually have their boats in the water by the end of May and enjoy the season until mid-October.

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Still Waters Run Deep Kayaking

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.

Experience Squam Boating Excursions

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 leery of navigating Squam's shallow and rocky waterways, and don't want to have to get a boater's license. Bathroom facilities are accessible on several public islands. Our boat operators are commercially licensed and insured and have 25 years of boating experience on Squam.

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

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.

Saco River Tubing Center

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.

Raft NH

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!

Ski Fanatics

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.

Saco Valley Canoe

Canoeing, kayaking, and tubing on the Saco River is great family fun with fantastic scenery. $25/week-day, canoe and kayak rentals in New Hampshire and Maine.

ELC Outdoors

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!