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New Hampshire whitewater, Ashuelot River - South Branch

Cheshire county, Troy to Webb section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     2.3 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Keene, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New Hampshire tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The scenic beauty of New Hampshire and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. This is a short paddling stretch so
    you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive
a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The Troy to Webb section of Ashuelot River - South Branch in New Hampshire is 2.3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
 
During your tour to Ashuelot River - South Branch you'll meet some folks from Troy for sure. Everybody loves Rhododendron State Park, and there is a glorious hiking trail close by called the Farmers Trail. This river is so perfect. Monadnock State Park is worth visiting if you're at Ashuelot River - South Branch, and the Marlboro Trail is a perfect hiking trail nearby. A common amount of rainfall falls here at Ashuelot River - South Branch. Throughout August this area sees the most rain while February is ordinarily the driest month. High temperatures at Ashuelot River - South Branch through the warmest time of the year are in the 80's; through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Ashuelot River - South Branch, Troy to Webb 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 - South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Ashuelot River - South Branch:
Ashuelot River - South Branch, Cheshire County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.3 miles long (Troy to Webb)
Minnewawa River, Cheshire County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.5 miles long (Marlborough recycling center to Otter Brook)
Otter Brook, Chesire County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 3.1 miles long (Roxbury to Keene)
Otter Brook, Cheshire County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (East Sullivan to Otterbrook Park)
Ashuelot River, Cheshire County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Gilsum Gorge to Shaws Corner)
Ashuelot River, Cheshire County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.3 miles long (Marlow to Gilsum Gorge)
Millers River, Worcester County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (South Royalston to Athol)
Contoocook River, Hillsborough County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Jaffrey to Peterborough)
Contoocook River - North Branch, Hillsborough County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Route 9 and 123 to Hillsboro Fire Station)
Ashuelot River, Cheshire County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.5 miles long (Ashuelot to Hinsdale)
 Ski Areas Near Ashuelot River - South Branch:
Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire , 24 miles away, 875 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Pine Ridge, Massachusetts , 24 miles away, 200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 8 runs
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 27 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Wachusett Mountain, Massachusetts , 28 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 32 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
Ascutney, Vermont , 36 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 38 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 40 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 43 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
 Hotels Near Ashuelot River - South Branch:
Courtyard Keene Downtown, Keene , 6 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Keene Downtown, Keene , 6 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Sovereign Hotel, Keene , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express KEENE, Keene , 7 miles away
Days Inn Keene NH, Keene , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ashuelot River - South Branch:
State Line Campground, Fitzwilliam, 4 miles away
Laurel Lake Campgrounds, Fitzwilliam, 6 miles away
Shir-roy Camping Area, Winchester, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Ashuelot River - South Branch:
Marlboro Trail, Cheshire , 5 miles away
Farmers Trail, Cheshire , 6 miles away
White Arrow Trail, Cheshire , 6 miles away
Red Cross Trail, Cheshire , 7 miles away
White Dot Trail, Cheshire , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ashuelot River - South Branch:
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 53 miles away
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Woonsocket - RI , 65 miles away
Rhododendron State Park, New Hampshire , 4 miles away
Monadnock State Park, New Hampshire , 8 miles away
Otter River State Forest, Massachusetts , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ashuelot River - South Branch:
Bretwood Golf Course, Keene , 10 miles away
Shattuck Golf Course, Jaffrey , 10 miles away
Pine Grove Spring Country Club, Spofford , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Ashuelot River - South Branch
Stone Pond, Cheshire , 3 miles away
Otter Brook Lake, Cheshire , 5 miles away
Swanzey Lake, Cheshire , 7 miles away

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