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.
At the base of Mount Washington 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.
Guided hikes, Summer Day Camp for ages 5-12, Teen Adventure Sessions, Pedal Boat, Kayak and SUP Rentals, special events, Indoor Rock Climbing, Field Rentals, and a full gymnasium. Waterville Valley Rec Department has what you're looking for. Open to the public with membership options.
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.
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.
Summer: Paddle the Pemi! Kayak, canoe, tube rentals and shuttle to the Pemigewasset River. Enjoy a scenic paddle/float in The White Mts. Winter: Ski, snowboard, snowshoe and x-country ski rentals. Yr. round shopping to outfit your outdoor activities!