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New Hampshire whitewater, Piscataquog River

Hillsborough county, Goffstown section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     2.4 miles
  The wonderful Hillsborough County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. This section of Piscataquog River is 2.4 miles long and is a class II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Manchester-Nashua, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Goffstown stretch is one of a few paddling stretches
    in this river system. This is a short paddling stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national
average, so don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't  
matter, there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
A day on the slopes of McIntyre is just what you need, and good hiking is available along the Old Country Road. If you're stopping by Piscataquog River from Goffstown, you won't be the only one, and there's pleasant hiking along the Onemile Trail. This is such a wonderful river. Don't leave Piscataquog River without first paying a visit to Greggs Falls. Through the months of summer highs here at Piscataquog River reach the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 50's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 20's while Piscataquog River nighttime low temperatures through the winter are in the 10's.

Piscataquog River, Goffstown 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 Piscataquog River.
 Whitewater Near Piscataquog River:
Piscataquog River, Hillsborough County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 2.4 miles long (Goffstown)
Merrimack River, Hillsborough County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 5.3 miles long (Amoskeag Falls to Goffs Falls)
Souhegan River, Hillsborough County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - -blank- miles long (Indian Ledges)
Piscataquog River - South Branch, Hillsborough County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (New Boston to Goffstown)
Souhegan River, Hillsborough County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 1.25 miles long (NH Route 101 Bridge to Wilton)
Blackwater River, Merrimack County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Route 127 to Snyder's Mill)
Souhegan River, Hillsborough County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.75 miles long (Greenville to New Hampshire Route 101)
Little Suncook, Merrimack County, 21 miles away
      Class IV - 3.1 miles long (Northwood to Gossville)
Suncook River, Merrimack County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 6 miles long (Pittsfield to North Chichester)
Stony Brook, Hillsborough County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.25 miles long (Route 31 to Wilton)
 Ski Areas Near Piscataquog River:
McIntyre, New Hampshire , 7 miles away, 300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 19 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire , 23 miles away, 875 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Gunstock, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 31 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Wachusett Mountain, Massachusetts , 35 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Bradford, Massachusetts , 37 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 13 runs
Abenaki, New Hampshire , 37 miles away, 100 foot drop, 2 lifts, 6 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 40 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 40 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
 Hotels Near Piscataquog River:
The Bedford Village Inn, Bedford , 4 miles away
Hill - Brook Motel, Bedford , 4 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Manchester, Manchester , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn Airport, Manchester , 5 miles away
Econo Lodge Manchester, Manchester , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Piscataquog River:
New Boston Rec Area, Amherst, 6 miles away
Skypark Campground, Hillsborough County, 8 miles away
Autumn Hills Campground, Weare, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Piscataquog River:
Old Country Road, Hillsborough , 8 miles away
Onemile Trail, Merrimack , 13 miles away
Catamount Trail, Merrimack , 14 miles away
Broken Boulder Smith Pond Trail, Merrimack , 15 miles away
Campground Trail, Rockingham , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Piscataquog River:
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Boston - MA , 48 miles away
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Woonsocket - RI , 51 miles away
Bear Brook State Park, New Hampshire , 16 miles away
Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest, Massachusetts , 22 miles away
Miller State Park, New Hampshire , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Piscataquog River:
Intervale Country Club, Manchester , 5 miles away
Countryside Golf Club, Dunbarton , 5 miles away
Stonebridge Country Club, Goffstown , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Piscataquog River
Baboosic Lake, Hillsborough , 7 miles away
Honey Pot Pond, Hillsborough , 10 miles away
Pennichuck Pond, Hillsborough , 11 miles away

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