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New Hampshire whitewater, North River

Nottingham section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     3 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New Hampshire is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The wonderful New Hampshire scenery and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The nearby hotels are a bit away from
    the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch of North River is 3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II section. The put-in location
is a short drive from Laconia. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. There are no other sections to paddle along North River than the Nottingham section. This is a short paddling stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch.

Briefly about the general area:
North River is in close proximity to Pawtuckaway State Park which is a striking location.
 
Good hiking is available along the Campground Trail, and at North River you always meet someone from Nottingham. This river is always fun. Do schedule some time to explore Seamans Point in the neighborhood of North River if you have a chance. Through the long summer days, highs regularly are in the 80's at North River. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 50's. Through the winter highs are typically in the 30's, and overnight lows throughout the winter for North River tend to be in the 10's. North River usually gets a great deal of rain. The wettest month of the year is ordinarily November, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest month is January.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near North River.
 Whitewater Near North River:
Little Suncook, Merrimack County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 3.1 miles long (Northwood to Gossville)
Suncook River, Belknap County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.3 miles long (Suncook dam to Center Barnstead)
Suncook River, Merrimack County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 6 miles long (Pittsfield to North Chichester)
Little River, York County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Stackpole Bridge to Hubbard Road)
Great Works River, York County, 24 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Brattle Street to Leighs Mill Pond)
Merrimack River, Hillsborough County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 5.3 miles long (Amoskeag Falls to Goffs Falls)
Little River, York County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (US202 to Lord Road)
Atlantic Ocean, -blank- County, 26 miles away
      Class I(V) - 1 miles long (Jenness Beach)
Concord River, Middlesex County, 26 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Close to Lowell)
Little Ossipee River, York County, 29 miles away
      Class -blank- - 28 miles long (Balch Pond to Saco River)
 Ski Areas Near North River:
Bradford, Massachusetts , 18 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 13 runs
McIntyre, New Hampshire , 22 miles away, 300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Abenaki, New Hampshire , 27 miles away, 100 foot drop, 2 lifts, 6 runs
Gunstock, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 39 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Blue Hills, Massachusetts , 44 miles away, 309 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 47 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 49 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 51 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 52 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
 Marinas Near North River:
Dockside Marina, Salem , 15 miles away
Kazmiera Marina, Haverhill , 18 miles away
Mackenzie's Landing Marina, Amesbury , 18 miles away
Hatters Point Marina, Amesbury , 19 miles away
Larry's Marina, Amesbury , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near North River:
Stephen Clay Homestead B&B, Candia , 11 miles away
Exeter Inn, Exeter , 13 miles away
New England Center, Durham , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn And Suites Exeter, Exeter , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express DURHAM - ( UNH ), Durham , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near North River:
Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham, 2 miles away
Three Ponds Campground, Rockingham County, 4 miles away
Fox Run Campground, Epping, 4 miles away
 Trails Near North River:
Campground Trail, Rockingham , 14 miles away
Broken Boulder Smith Pond Trail, Merrimack , 16 miles away
Catamount Trail, Merrimack , 17 miles away
Onemile Trail, Merrimack , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near North River:
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Boston - MA , 37 miles away
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Woonsocket - RI , 61 miles away
Pawtuckaway State Park, New Hampshire , 4 miles away
Bear Brook State Park, New Hampshire , 17 miles away
Maudslay State Park, Massachusetts , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near North River:
Kingston Fairways Golf Club, Kingston , 8 miles away
The Oaks Golf Links, Somersworth , 9 miles away
Apple Hill Golf Club, East Kingston , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near North River
Pawtuckaway Pond, Strafford , 1 miles away
Quincy Pond, Rockingham , 3 miles away
Mendums Pond, Strafford , 5 miles away

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