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New Hampshire whitewater, Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br.

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

 

CLASS V     6.2 miles
  The Lincoln section of Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br. is 6.2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Laconia, as you can see on the road map further down. The beautiful scenery of New Hampshire and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New Hampshire is often more difficult than elsewhere,
    so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers.
A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. The White Mountains scenery is wonderful. The campgrounds here at  
Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br. are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br. you can take a hike along the Wilderness Trail, and Loon Mountain is a very popular ski area in the vicinity. There's no way someone can get bored here in the White Mountains. On a nice day at Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br. you can take a hike along the East Pond Loop, and Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br. is a place with many visitors from Lincoln. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. Franconia Notch State Park is a great spot to pop by.

Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br., Lincoln road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br..
 Whitewater Near Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br.:
Pemigewasset River - East Branch, Grafton County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 8.92 miles long (Franconia Falls to Woodstock Highway)
Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br., Grafton County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 6.2 miles long (Lincoln)
Soucook River, Merrimack County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Close to Concord New Hampshire)
Mad River, Grafton County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.8 miles long (Highway 49 Bridge to Campton)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 4.25 miles long (Woodstock)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.25 miles long (Indian Head to East Branch confluence)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 8 miles away
      Class I - 11.25 miles long (Woodstock to Campton)
Pemigewasset River, Grafton County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 2.9 miles long (Profile Lake through Franconia Notch)
Smarts Brook, Grafton County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Thornton)
Cascade Brook, Grafton County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 0.9 miles long (Lincoln)
 Ski Areas Near Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br.:
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 4 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 5 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 11 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 14 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 19 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 24 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 26 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Gunstock, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 30 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Abenaki, New Hampshire , 33 miles away, 100 foot drop, 2 lifts, 6 runs
 Marinas Near Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br.:
Asquam Marina at Holderness Harbor, Holderness , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br.:
Center Harbor Town Beach, Belknap , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br.:
The Lodge At Lincoln Station, Lincoln , 5 miles away
Rivergreen Resort, Lincoln , 6 miles away
Bluegreen Vacations South Mountain, Ascend Resort Collection, Lincoln , 6 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Lincoln , 7 miles away
BEST WESTERN Silver Fox Inn, Waterville Valley , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br.:
Hancock, Lincoln, 1 miles away
Hancock Campground, Grafton County, 1 miles away
Big Rock, Waterville Valley, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br.:
Wilderness Trail, Grafton , 2 miles away
East Pond Loop, Grafton , 2 miles away
Little East Pond Trail, Grafton , 2 miles away
East Pond Trail, Grafton , 2 miles away
Osseo Trail, Grafton , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br.:
Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 10 miles away
Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 17 miles away
Mt. Washington State Park, New Hampshire , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br.:
Brookstone Golf Course, Derry , 4 miles away
Cochecho Country Club, Dover , 4 miles away
Crotched Mountain Golf Club, Bennington , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Pemigewasset River - Hancock Br.
Carrigain Pond, Grafton , 9 miles away
Moosilauke Pond, Grafton , 12 miles away
Campton Bog Pond, Grafton , 14 miles away

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