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New Hampshire whitewater, Ammonoosuc River

Grafton county, Twin Mountain to Pierce bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     2.9 miles
  This section of Ammonoosuc River in New Hampshire is 2.9 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Berlin, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The nature scenery of New Hampshire and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. This section is quite short so no need to bring snacks. Whitewater rafting
    and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. A good workout and just being out on the river for
a while are great reasons to come. The river winds through the White Mountains and you get great scenery. There's camping available near Ammonoosuc River. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but if you don’t have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good places for that around here. This river system is full  
of great paddling sections, the Twin Mountain to Pierce bridge section is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
What would winter be without some skiing at Cannon Mountain, and close by you come across the Gale River Trail which is a great hiking trail. This place, the White Mountains, has so much outdoors entertaining things. This is a popular site for people from Bethlehem; the Nubble Mountain Trail is a magnificent hiking trail nearby. This river has it all. A journey to Ammonoosuc River wouldn’t be complete without a tour to nearby Franconia Notch State Park.

Ammonoosuc River, Twin Mountain to Pierce bridge 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, Grafton County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.9 miles long (Twin Mountain to Pierce bridge)
Ammonoosuc River, Coos County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.3 miles long (Pierce bridge to New Hampshire 116)
Pemigewasset River - East Branch, Grafton County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 8.92 miles long (Franconia Falls to Woodstock Highway)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 2.9 miles long (Profile Lake through Franconia Notch)
Cascade Brook, Grafton County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 0.9 miles long (Lincoln)
Israel River, Coos County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Riverton to Lancaster)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.25 miles long (Indian Head to East Branch confluence)
Soucook River, Merrimack County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Close to Concord New Hampshire)
Ammonoosuc River, Coos County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Upper)
Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Bretton Woods to Twin Mountain)
 Ski Areas Near Ammonoosuc River:
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 8 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 10 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 11 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 16 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Burke Mountain, Vermont , 25 miles away, 2011 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 26 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Lyndon Outing Club, Vermont , 28 miles away, 433 foot drop, 3 lifts, 9 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 31 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
 Hotels Near Ammonoosuc River:
The Lion And The Rose B&B, Whitefield , 5 miles away
Mountain View Grand Resort And Spa, Whitefield , 6 miles away
Stony Brook Motel And Lodge, Franconia , 9 miles away
Adair Country Inn And Restaura, Bethlehem , 9 miles away
Adair Country Inn And Restaurant, Bethlehem , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ammonoosuc River:
Gale River Campground, Grafton County, 2 miles away
Haystack Road, Twin Mountain, 4 miles away
Garfield Ridge Appalachian Mountain Club Camp/Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Bethlehem, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Ammonoosuc River:
Nubble Mountain Trail, Grafton , 2 miles away
Gale River Trail, Grafton , 3 miles away
Gale River Trail, Grafton , 3 miles away
Garfield Trail, Grafton , 4 miles away
Garfield Ridge Trail, Grafton , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ammonoosuc River:
Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 7 miles away
Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 16 miles away
Maidstone State Park, Vermont , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ammonoosuc River:
Maplewood Resort & Country Club, Bethlehem , 5 miles away
Waumbek Golf Club, Jefferson , 11 miles away
Sunset Hill Golf Course, Lisbon , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Ammonoosuc River
Forest Lake, Coos , 6 miles away
Martin Meadow Pond, Coos , 8 miles away
Carrigain Pond, Grafton , 14 miles away

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