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New Hampshire whitewater, Otter Brook

Chesire county, Roxbury to Keene section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     3.1 miles
  This section of Otter Brook in New Hampshire is 3.1 miles long and has been rated as a class II section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of New Hampshire and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. If you're coming from Keene it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.
    This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. The rivers for whitewater
rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This section is quite short so no need to bring snacks.

Briefly about the general area:
A short journey to Beaver Brook Falls is always worthwhile, and why not
 
take a refreshing hike along the Marlboro Trail. Places like Rhododendron State Park are great to pop by, and Otter Brook is right by the Farmers Trail. This is a great river. Monadnock State Park is a wonderful spot to check out; there are plenty of folks from Keene here at Otter Brook. For the period of the summer at Otter Brook highs are regularly in the 80's while night lows are commonly in the 50's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 20's; nighttime lows in the 0's for Otter Brook. The amount of rain that falls at Otter Brook is close to the national average. Of all the months in a year August is the one with the most rain, and the driest of the months is February.

Otter Brook, Roxbury to Keene 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 Otter Brook.
 Whitewater Near Otter Brook:
Otter Brook, Chesire County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 3.1 miles long (Roxbury to Keene)
Minnewawa River, Cheshire County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.5 miles long (Marlborough recycling center to Otter Brook)
Otter Brook, Cheshire County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (East Sullivan to Otterbrook Park)
Ashuelot River - South Branch, Cheshire County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.3 miles long (Troy to Webb)
Ashuelot River, Cheshire County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Gilsum Gorge to Shaws Corner)
Ashuelot River, Cheshire County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.3 miles long (Marlow to Gilsum Gorge)
Cold River, Cheshire/Sullivan County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.7 miles long (Vilas Pool to Alstead)
Cold River, Sullivan County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 5.5 miles long (South Acworth to Vilas Pool)
Cold River, Cheshire County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Alstead to Drewsville)
Contoocook River - North Branch, Hillsborough County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Route 9 and 123 to Hillsboro Fire Station)
 Ski Areas Near Otter Brook:
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 23 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 24 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire , 26 miles away, 875 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Pine Ridge, Massachusetts , 29 miles away, 200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 8 runs
Ascutney, Vermont , 31 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
Wachusett Mountain, Massachusetts , 33 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 33 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 34 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 39 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 40 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
 Hotels Near Otter Brook:
Courtyard Keene Downtown, Keene , 2 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Keene Downtown, Keene , 2 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Sovereign Hotel, Keene , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express KEENE, Keene , 4 miles away
Days Inn Keene NH, Keene , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Otter Brook:
Wheelock Park Camp Ground, Keene, 4 miles away
Hilltop Camp, Sullivan, 4 miles away
Surry Mountain Campground, Keene, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Otter Brook:
Marlboro Trail, Cheshire , 9 miles away
Farmers Trail, Cheshire , 9 miles away
White Arrow Trail, Cheshire , 10 miles away
Red Cross Trail, Cheshire , 11 miles away
White Dot Trail, Cheshire , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Otter Brook:
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 58 miles away
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Woonsocket - RI , 70 miles away
Rhododendron State Park, New Hampshire , 8 miles away
Monadnock State Park, New Hampshire , 11 miles away
Erving State Forest, Massachusetts , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Otter Brook:
Bretwood Golf Course, Keene , 5 miles away
Pine Grove Spring Country Club, Spofford , 11 miles away
Hooper Golf Club, Walpole , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Otter Brook
Otter Brook Lake, Cheshire , 1 miles away
Stone Pond, Cheshire , 6 miles away
Swanzey Lake, Cheshire , 6 miles away

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