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New Hampshire whitewater, Ammonoosuc River

Grafton county, Bretton Woods to Twin Mountain section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     7 miles
  The scenic beauty of New Hampshire and the water flowing gracefully down Ammonoosuc River are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have people coming
    from far and near. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The put-in location is a short drive from Berlin, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t
get lost. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The wild scenery of the White Mountains is great. The Bretton Woods to Twin Mountain section of Ammonoosuc River is 7 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting  
or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
Gotta ski! Bretton Woods is a great site to do that; you'll meet a lot of people from Twin Mountain here. If you have a thing about the outdoors you'll have a thing about it here in the White Mountains. On a delightful day at Ammonoosuc River you can take a hike along the Mount Rosebrook Trail; unsurprisingly, everyone loves Crawford Notch State Park. This is such a great river. If the weather is pleasant here at Ammonoosuc River, you can go for a hike along the Hale Brook Trail; the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Lower Falls.

Ammonoosuc River, Bretton Woods to Twin Mountain road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Ammonoosuc River.
 Whitewater Near Ammonoosuc River:
Ammonoosuc River, Coos County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Upper)
Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Bretton Woods to Twin Mountain)
Pemigewasset River - North Fork, Grafton County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12.4 miles long (Lincoln)
Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.9 miles long (Twin Mountain to Pierce bridge)
Ammonoosuc River, Coos County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.3 miles long (Pierce bridge to New Hampshire 116)
Israel River, Coos County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Riverton to Lancaster)
Pemigewasset River - East Branch, Grafton County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 8.92 miles long (Franconia Falls to Woodstock Highway)
Dry River, Coos County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Dry River Trail to Dry River Campground)
Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br., Grafton County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 6.2 miles long (Lincoln)
Swift River, Carroll/ Grafton County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Bear Notch Road to Rocky Gorge)
 Ski Areas Near Ammonoosuc River:
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 2 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 14 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 15 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 15 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 17 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 20 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 23 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 32 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 32 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
 Hotels Near Ammonoosuc River:
Townhomes At Bretton Woods, Bretton Woods , 2 miles away
Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods , 3 miles away
The Lodge At Bretton Woods, Bretton Woods , 3 miles away
Carlsons Lodge, Bretton Woods , 3 miles away
Omni Bretton Arms At Mount Washington, Bretton Woods , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ammonoosuc River:
Zealand, Twin Mountain, 1 miles away
Sugarloaf Campground - White Mountain National Forest, Laconia, 1 miles away
Sugarloaf Area II, Twin Mountain, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Ammonoosuc River:
Hale Brook Trail, Grafton , 2 miles away
Mount Rosebrook Trail, Grafton , 2 miles away
Zealand Valley Trail, Grafton , 2 miles away
Baby Twin Trail, Grafton , 2 miles away
Zealand Trail, Grafton , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ammonoosuc River:
Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 8 miles away
Mt. Washington State Park, New Hampshire , 13 miles away
Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ammonoosuc River:
Waumbek Golf Club, Jefferson , 9 miles away
Maplewood Resort & Country Club, Bethlehem , 14 miles away
Waterville Valley Golf Course, Waterville Valley , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Ammonoosuc River
Carrigain Pond, Grafton , 9 miles away
Martin Meadow Pond, Coos , 12 miles away
Forest Lake, Coos , 13 miles away

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