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New Hampshire whitewater, Ammonoosuc River

Coos county, Pierce bridge to New Hampshire 116 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     7.3 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The put-in is not too far from Berlin, as you can see on the road map further down. This section of Ammonoosuc River in Coos County is 7.3 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. Getting some good exercise and
    just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The wonderful Coos County scenery and the
sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip. Lodging is available near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Pierce bridge to New Hampshire 116 section is just one of many. The White Mountains scenery is wonderful. There are campgrounds quite  
near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Garfield Trail, and you'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Cannon Mountain if you're here. So many amusing things to do in the White Mountains, not enough time. A magnificent location like Franconia Notch State Park near Ammonoosuc River is too splendid to leave out, and going for a hike on the Gale River Trail is always a perfect adventure. This river is so great. You're sure to run into some wonderful people from Bethlehem here. Through the summertime months here at Ammonoosuc River, high temperatures generally reach the 70's.

Ammonoosuc River, Pierce bridge to New Hampshire 116 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Ammonoosuc River.
 Whitewater Near Ammonoosuc River:
Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.9 miles long (Twin Mountain to Pierce bridge)
Ammonoosuc River, Coos County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.3 miles long (Pierce bridge to New Hampshire 116)
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)
Ammonoosuc River, Coos County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Littleton to Lisbon)
Gale River, Grafton County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Franconia to Ammonoosuc)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.25 miles long (Indian Head to East Branch confluence)
Pemigewasset River - East Branch, Grafton County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 8.92 miles long (Franconia Falls to Woodstock Highway)
Israel River, Coos County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Riverton to Lancaster)
Soucook River, Merrimack County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Close to Concord New Hampshire)
 Ski Areas Near Ammonoosuc River:
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 7 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 12 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 13 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 18 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Burke Mountain, Vermont , 23 miles away, 2011 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Lyndon Outing Club, Vermont , 25 miles away, 433 foot drop, 3 lifts, 9 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 31 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 34 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
 Hotels Near Ammonoosuc River:
The Lion And The Rose B&B, Whitefield , 5 miles away
Adair Country Inn And Restaura, Bethlehem , 6 miles away
Adair Country Inn And Restaurant, Bethlehem , 6 miles away
Mountain View Grand Resort And Spa, Whitefield , 7 miles away
Stony Brook Motel And Lodge, Franconia , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ammonoosuc River:
Apple Hill Campground, Bethlehem, 2 miles away
Snowy Mountain Campground, Bethlehem, 3 miles away
Gale River Campground, Grafton County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Ammonoosuc River:
Gale River Trail, Grafton , 4 miles away
Garfield Trail, Grafton , 5 miles away
Gale River Trail, Grafton , 5 miles away
Nubble Mountain Trail, Grafton , 5 miles away
Skookumchuck Trail, Grafton , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ammonoosuc River:
Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 6 miles away
Maidstone State Park, Vermont , 16 miles away
Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ammonoosuc River:
Maplewood Resort & Country Club, Bethlehem , 3 miles away
Sunset Hill Golf Course, Lisbon , 10 miles away
Waumbek Golf Club, Jefferson , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Ammonoosuc River
Forest Lake, Coos , 3 miles away
Martin Meadow Pond, Coos , 8 miles away
Moore Reservoir, Grafton , 16 miles away

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