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New Hampshire whitewater, Fowler River

Grafton county, Alexandria section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     5.9 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The natural beauty of New Hampshire and the playfulness of the water beats anything. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The beautiful White Mountains scenery is an added bonus. The nearby
    hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the
great campgrounds nearby. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Concord, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section of Fowler River in New Hampshire is 5.9 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's  
perfect for a one day trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Wellington State Beach is a fine spot to check out on a wonderful day, and don't leave Fowler River without first going for a hike along the Melton Falls Trail. Now, you may think that's a load but there's even more enjoyable things to do here in the White Mountains. You absolutely must stop by Cardigan State Park while you're here at Fowler River; you simply should pop by Simmons Ledges since you're here at Fowler River. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. During your journey to Fowler River you'll meet some folks from Hebron for sure, and there's great hiking along the Manning Trail.

Fowler River, Alexandria 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 Fowler River.
 Whitewater Near Fowler River:
Fowler River, Grafton County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 5.9 miles long (Alexandria)
Smith River, Merrimack / Grafton County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 1.75 miles long (Route 104 to Bristol)
Newfound River River, Grafton County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Newfound lake to Bristol)
Halls Brook, -blank- County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 2.6 miles long (Halls Brook Road to Highway 25)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton/ Belknap County, 7 miles away
      Class II(III) - 1.6 miles long (Ayers Island dam to Coolidge)
Baker River - South Branch, Grafton County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Dorchester)
Branch Brook, Grafton County, 15 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.3 miles long (Ellsworth to Branch Brook campground)
Merrimack River, Merrimack County, 15 miles away
      Class I - 18 miles long (Franklin to Penacook)
Pond Brook River, Grafton County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Baker Pond to Wentworth)
Baker River, Grafton County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Route 118 to Wentworth)
 Ski Areas Near Fowler River:
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 7 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 8 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 23 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 24 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 26 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire , 31 miles away, 875 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Gunstock, New Hampshire , 32 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
 Marinas Near Fowler River:
Asquam Marina at Holderness Harbor, Holderness , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Fowler River:
Wadleigh State Beach, Merrimack , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Fowler River:
Red Carpet Inn And Suites Plymouth, Plymouth , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Near Plymouth State University, Plymouth , 12 miles away
Comfort Inn Ashland, Ashland , 13 miles away
Cheney House, Ashland , 14 miles away
Days Inn Campton, Campton , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fowler River:
Bear Mountain Rustic Campground LLC, Alexandria, 1 miles away
Cardigan Campsites, Hebron, 4 miles away
Blueberry Shores Campground, Bristol, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Fowler River:
Melton Falls Trail, Grafton , 2 miles away
Manning Trail, Grafton , 4 miles away
Holt Trail, Grafton , 4 miles away
Clark Trail, Grafton , 5 miles away
Mowglis Trail, Grafton , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fowler River:
Wellington State Beach, New Hampshire , 3 miles away
Cardigan State Park, New Hampshire , 7 miles away
Winslow State Park, New Hampshire , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fowler River:
Ragged Mountain Ski Resort, Danbury , 7 miles away
White Mountain Country Club, Ashland , 12 miles away
Highland Links Golf Club, Holderness , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Fowler River
Newfound Lake, Grafton , 4 miles away
Orange Pond, Grafton , 9 miles away
Loon Lake, Grafton , 9 miles away

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