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New Hampshire whitewater, Ashuelot River

Cheshire county, Ashuelot to Hinsdale section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     3.5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of New Hampshire and the water flowing gracefully down Ashuelot River beats anything. The put-in location is a short drive from Keene, as you can see on the road map further down. The Ashuelot to Hinsdale section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. This stretch of Ashuelot River is 3.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-IV section. Whether you're whitewater rafting
    or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.
If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch is short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
While you're here at Ashuelot River you can take a hike along the Sunrise Trail; on a good day it's a tremendous idea to spend the day at Horse Race. Fort Dummer State Park is a delightful place, and if the weather is perfect, you can go for a hike along the Sunset Trail. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. A tour to Erving State Forest revitalizes the spirit, and Living Memorial Park has nice slopes and a friendly staff. Hit the beach if you want, Greenfield Beach is practically right here, and there are plenty of people from Ashuelot here at Ashuelot River.

Ashuelot River, Ashuelot to Hinsdale 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 Ashuelot River.
 Whitewater Near Ashuelot River:
Ashuelot River, Cheshire County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.5 miles long (Ashuelot to Hinsdale)
Adamson River - West Branch, Windham County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 6 miles long (Route 100A to Putney)
Green River, Windham / Franklin County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.8 miles long (Green River to West Leyden)
West River, Windham County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 2.75 miles long (Ball Mountain Dam to Jamaica State Park)
Otter Brook, Chesire County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 3.1 miles long (Roxbury to Keene)
Ashuelot River, Cheshire County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Gilsum Gorge to Shaws Corner)
Ashuelot River - South Branch, Cheshire County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.3 miles long (Troy to Webb)
Rock River, Windham County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (South Newfane to West River)
Minnewawa River, Cheshire County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.5 miles long (Marlborough recycling center to Otter Brook)
Millers River - Lower, Franklin County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Erving to Millers Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Ashuelot River:
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 10 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 30 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 31 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Pine Ridge, Massachusetts , 31 miles away, 200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 8 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 31 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 32 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Ascutney, Vermont , 35 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 35 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 37 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 38 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
 Marinas Near Ashuelot River:
Franklin County Boat Club, Gill , 8 miles away
Marina Restaurant, Brattleboro , 9 miles away
 Beaches Near Ashuelot River:
Horse Race, Franklin , 10 miles away
Greenfield Beach, Franklin , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Ashuelot River:
Centennial House Bed And Breakfast, Northfield , 4 miles away
Latchis Hotel, Brattleboro , 8 miles away
Green River Bridge House, Brattleboro , 8 miles away
Latchis Hotel, Brattleboro , 8 miles away
Forty Putney Road Bed & Breakfast, Brattleboro , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ashuelot River:
Hinsdale Campground, Hinsdale, 4 miles away
Forest Lake Camping Grounds, Winchester, 6 miles away
Camp Spofford, Spofford, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Ashuelot River:
Sunrise Trail, Windham , 8 miles away
Sunset Trail, Windham , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ashuelot River:
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 60 miles away
Fort Dummer State Park, Vermont , 8 miles away
Erving State Forest, Massachusetts , 8 miles away
Wendell State Forest, Massachusetts , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ashuelot River:
Northfield Golf Club, Northfield , 4 miles away
Pine Grove Spring Country Club, Spofford , 7 miles away
Brattleboro Country Club, Brattleboro , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Ashuelot River
Indian Pond, Cheshire , 6 miles away
Spofford Lake, Cheshire , 7 miles away
Hastings Pond, Franklin , 10 miles away

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