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New Hampshire whitewater, Mascoma River

Grafton county, Mascoma Lake to Route 4 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(IV)     3.9 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Lebanon, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of New Hampshire and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd
    better keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. This section of Mascoma River in New Hampshire is 3.9 miles long and is a class II-III(IV) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There are
plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others  
too.

Briefly about the general area:
The best way to spend a winter day is on the slopes of close by Whaleback. Don't leave Mascoma River without dropping by Quechee State Park; there are plenty of folks from Lebanon here at Mascoma River. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Have a delightful hiking adventure along the Clark Pond Loop. Hiking along the Dartmouth Outing Club Trail is pleasant fun. The amount of precipitation that falls at Mascoma River is close to the national average. Of all the months in a year August is the one with the most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Mascoma River, Mascoma Lake to Route 4 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 Mascoma River.
 Whitewater Near Mascoma River:
Mascoma River, Grafton County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 0.33 miles long (Lebanon)
Mascoma River, Grafton County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.9 miles long (Mascoma Lake to Route 4)
Bloods Brook, Grafton County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (Ledges)
Croyden Brook, Sullivan County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Newport)
Connecticut River, Windsor County, 13 miles away
      Class -blank- - 0.25 miles long (Sumner Falls)
Sugar River, Sullivan County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.8 miles long (North Newport to Route 103)
Ottauquechee River, Windsor County, 14 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 1 miles long (Right above Route 4 to 1 Mile below Route 4)
Ompompanoosuc River, Orange County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (West Fairlee to Thetford Covered Bridge)
Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch, Orange County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Strafford to Rices Mill)
Baker River - South Branch, Grafton County, 20 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Dorchester)
 Ski Areas Near Mascoma River:
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 3 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 18 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Ascutney, Vermont , 20 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 23 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 27 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 27 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 31 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 37 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 37 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire , 39 miles away, 875 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Mascoma River:
Sargents Marina, Sunapee , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Mascoma River:
Dewey Beach, Sullivan , 15 miles away
State Park Beach, Merrimack , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Mascoma River:
Days Inn Lebanon/Hanover, Lebanon , 3 miles away
The Trumbull House Bed And Breakfast, Hanover , 3 miles away
Courtyard Hanover Lebanon, Lebanon , 4 miles away
Residence Inn Hanover Lebanon, Lebanon , 4 miles away
Shaker Farm Bed And Breakfast, Enfield , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mascoma River:
Mascoma Lake Camping Area, Lebanon, 2 miles away
Mascoma Lake Campground, Lebanon, 2 miles away
Velvet Rocks Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Hanover, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Mascoma River:
Dartmouth Outing Club Trail, Grafton , 8 miles away
Clark Pond Loop, Grafton , 13 miles away
Grimes Hill Road, Grafton , 17 miles away
Futures Trail, Windsor , 18 miles away
West Ridge Trail, Grafton , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mascoma River:
Quechee State Park, Vermont , 14 miles away
Mount Sunapee State Park, New Hampshire , 18 miles away
Ascutney State Park, Vermont , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mascoma River:
Carter Country Club, Lebanon , 5 miles away
Hanover Country Club, Hanover , 5 miles away
Dorset Field Club, Dorset , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Mascoma River
Mascoma Lake, Grafton , 2 miles away
Goose Pond, Grafton , 8 miles away
Eastman Pond, Sullivan , 9 miles away

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