Boating & Whitewater

New Hampshire’s Grand North is known for its pristine waters, from rivers and streams to the deep, clean Connecticut Lakes. Those looking for an adrenaline rush can enjoy incredible whitewater rafting and kayaking. If something a bit more mellow is to your liking, enjoy calm stretches of river and some of the northeast’s most beautiful lakes. These waters are home to world class fishing and make for beautiful adventures with plenty of wildlife to view.

Several businesses rent boats, run whitewater tours and even have guided wildlife boat rides in remote locations you won’t find elsewhere!

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Raft NH

Gorham, NH

We offer summertime whitewater rafting adventures and year-round dog sledding experiences in the scenic White Mountains and Grand North of New Hampshire. With a variety of rafting adventures ranging from family-friendly class II to wild class IV there is an experience for everyone ages 6+! Be sure to check out our specials for the latest packages and discounts.

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Tall Timber Lodge

Pittsburg, NH

A “Northwoods Tradition” since 1946. Eight cozy lodge rooms, 25 comfy cottages, exceptional dining. Hunting & fishing guide services. Great base for snowmobiling & Ride the Wilds ATV trails. Outstanding Grille menu features game meats, organic poultry, vegetarian options. More casual fare in the Tavern.

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Lopstick

Pittsburg, NH

Great cabins, a spectacular view, and warm northern hospitality! Located in New Hampshire’s Connecticut Lakes Region, the Cabins at Lopstick offers cozy, housekeeping cabins on First Connecticut Lake, Back Lake, on the river and or with a spectacular view of First Connecticut Lake.

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Great Glen Trails

Gorham, NH

Four-season outdoor center surrounded by the stunning peaks of the Presidential Range and magnificent Mt. Washington. Forty-five kilometer trail network for biking, running or walking. Guiding paddling adventures. Winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing, snowtubing and tours up the Mt. Washington Auto Road in the SnowCoach.

Certified Grand Adventure

ELC Outdoors

Errol, NH

ELC Outdoors has created a choice mix of adventure and recreational packages that explore the rivers and forests of Northern New Hampshire. Choose from single or multi-day experiences that include whitewater rafting options, high ropes aerial adventures, wildlife tours, and a magnificent raft and float plane combo trip.

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Northern Forest Canoe Trail

The entire Northern Forest Canoe trail, stretches 740 miles. In northern New Hampshire, paddlers and kayakers can enjoy 72 miles of the Northern Forest Canoe trail, with stretches for all levels of skills, from flatwater to whitewater, taking in sights that include wildlife, birds and relics of the human history along the river banks.