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New Hampshire whitewater, Stony Brook

Hillsborough county, Route 31 to Wilton section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     1.25 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside New Hampshire you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The natural beauty of New Hampshire and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. This section is very short so better bring some good walking shoes. There's camping available near Stony Brook. Some people
    prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you're coming from Manchester-Nashua
it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The Route 31 to Wilton stretch of Stony Brook in Hillsborough County is 1.25 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
One of the best things about Stony Brook is its proximity
 
to Picnickers Beach. Head up to Crotched Mountain and strap some skis to your feet, and beaches are wonderful and Campers Beach is no exception. This is such a fun river. Going for a hike on the Mitchell Hill Road is always a great adventure, and a good place like Miller State Park is too nice to leave out. Go for a hike on the Wapack Trail; this is a popular site for people from Lyndeborough. Going to Willard Brook State Forest in close proximity to Stony Brook is a nice thing to do. For the duration of the summertime at Stony Brook highs are mostly in the 80's.

Stony Brook, Route 31 to Wilton 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 Stony Brook.
 Whitewater Near Stony Brook:
Stony Brook, Hillsborough County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.25 miles long (Route 31 to Wilton)
Souhegan River, Hillsborough County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.75 miles long (Greenville to New Hampshire Route 101)
Souhegan River, Hillsborough County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 1.25 miles long (NH Route 101 Bridge to Wilton)
Piscataquog River - South Branch, Hillsborough County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (New Boston to Goffstown)
Contoocook River, Hillsborough County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Jaffrey to Peterborough)
Contoocook River, Hillsborough County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Hillsborough to Henniker)
Contoocook River, Hillsborough County, 17 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Henniker)
Piscataquog River, Hillsborough County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 2.4 miles long (Goffstown)
Souhegan River, Hillsborough County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - -blank- miles long (Indian Ledges)
Contoocook River - North Branch, Hillsborough County, 21 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Route 9 and 123 to Hillsboro Fire Station)
 Ski Areas Near Stony Brook:
Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire , 11 miles away, 875 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 16 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
Wachusett Mountain, Massachusetts , 18 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
McIntyre, New Hampshire , 26 miles away, 300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Pine Ridge, Massachusetts , 31 miles away, 200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 8 runs
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 32 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 33 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 46 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Gunstock, New Hampshire , 46 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 47 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
 Beaches Near Stony Brook:
Campers Beach, Hillsborough , 9 miles away
Picnickers Beach, Hillsborough , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Stony Brook:
Jack Daniels Motor Inn, Peterborough , 11 miles away
Great Wolf Lodge New England, Fitchburg , 13 miles away
Maplehurst Inn, Antrim , 14 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Leominster, Leominster , 15 miles away
Henniker Motel, Henniker , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stony Brook:
Echo Valley, Lyndeborough, 3 miles away
Wildwood Campground, New Boston, 7 miles away
Pine Campgrounds, Ashby, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Stony Brook:
Mitchell Hill Road, Hillsborough , 5 miles away
Wapack Trail, Hillsborough , 6 miles away
Old Country Road, Hillsborough , 11 miles away
Parker Trail, Cheshire , 19 miles away
Harling Trail, Cheshire , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stony Brook:
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Woonsocket - RI , 47 miles away
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 47 miles away
Miller State Park, New Hampshire , 6 miles away
Willard Brook State Forest, Massachusetts , 9 miles away
Leominster State Forest, Massachusetts , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stony Brook:
Townsend Ridge Country Club, Townsend , 10 miles away
Monadnock Country Club, Peterborough , 11 miles away
Maplewood Golf Course, Lunenburg , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Stony Brook
Haunted Lake, Hillsborough , 8 miles away
Deering Reservoir, Hillsborough , 11 miles away
Powder Mill Pond, Hillsborough , 12 miles away

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