Kayak Day Trips

Saturday, June 15, 2019 Piscataqoug River, 1 Electric Street Manchester, NH. Below the West Side Ice Arena – A nice up river paddle with a gentle current. Return downstream through a meander cutoff back to the take-out. Minimal parking below pedestrian bridge. Apre Paddle at Deb’s. 10am-1pm

Saturday, July 13, 2019 Contoocook River/Contoocook Canoe Kayak Co. Horse Hill Rd, Concord, NH Boat rentals available. A $12.00 shuttle payment at the 10am check-in. Shuttle up the Contoocook River for a 9 mile paddle back to the take-out. Lunch stop at Daisy Beach picnic, swimming, & rope swing. 9:30 am-(Shuttle @ 10:30am)-3pm

Saturday, July 27, 2019 Naubanusit Lake Boat Launch Landing Road, Hancock, NH There are 2 lakes in a unique setting, and an eagle’s nest too. There is a short portage from the lake to Spoonwood Pond. A stop for lunch on an island. Apre Paddle BBQ Potluck at Simon Dog’s. 10:00am-2pm

Saturday, August 17, 2019 Lake Winnisquam Location TBD. A paddle along the lake shore to a wildlife refuge then to a sandy beach for a lunch stop. After paddle Apre with a BBQ Potluck gathering. 10:30am-(Launch@ 11am)-4pm

Saturday, August 24, 2019 6th Circuit – District Court House Merrimack River Merrimack St, Hooksett, NH. Pembroke/Allenstown Old Home Day. Possible to stop 1 st & visit the activities, or on the return. A paddle up the Merrimack River to the Eversource coal power plant with a stop on a sandy beach for lunch & swimming. Laura B. and Dana Ordway, trip leaders 10:00 am-3 pm

Saturday, August 31, 2019 Ocean Trip Odiorne Point Boat Launch Rt 1A Rye, NH A coastal inner harbor ocean trip with strong tidal currents and boat traffic. A 12’+ double hatch kayak, spray skirt recommended. We will paddle the Pierce Island backchannel to the Piscataqua River area, to Prescott Park, past Wentworth by the Sea, to Fort Stark. Return to a little island with a grass peak for lunch. We will pass the breakwater to return to the beach at Odiorne for a swim. Nancy KC and Dana Ordway, trip leaders. 9:30 am (launch 10am)-3pm

Saturday, September 7, 2019 Pawtuckaway State Park Neal’s Cove Boat Launch (No dogs at this launch) Mountain Rd, Nottingham, NH Parking $5 fee for admittance, unless a 65+ Senior. Kayak rentals available at the camp store. A paddle along the lake shore with a swim & a picnic on an island. Due to parking = 9:00am-2pm

Saturday, September 28, 2019 Pat’s Peak Paddle – The Contoocook River River Road Boat Launch Henniker, NH A paddle on another part of the Contoocook River up the river & back. 8:00 am breakfast at Intervale Farm Pancake House 931 Flanders Road Henniker, NH Apre BBQ at the boat ramp. Bring chair, liquid libation, food to grill & a dish to share. (no human depository facilities at this site = the woods) Breakfast = 8am 9:30am-(Launch@ 10am)-2pm

Saturday, October 5, 2019 Contoocook River– Powder Mill Pond Boat Ramp Fall Foliage Paddle 362-399 Forest Rd Greenfield, NH Last of the season leisurely Autumn paddle up the Contoocook and under a covered bridge. Bring a lunch for a picnic stop. 10am-2pm