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New Hampshire whitewater, Sugar River

Sullivan county, North Newport to Route 103 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     2.8 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Lebanon, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The North Newport
    to Route 103 stretch of Sugar River is 2.8 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more.
Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This is a pretty short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The beautiful scenery of New Hampshire and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far.

Briefly about
 
the general area:
Pillsbury State Park is a good location to have a look at on a beautiful day, and tremendous hiking is available along the Monadnock Sunapee Trail. A day at wonderful State Park Beach in close proximity to Sugar River is a pleasant thing to do. A day on the slopes of Mount Sunapee is just what you need; Mount Sunapee State Park is both good and picturesque. You're sure to stumble upon some fine folks from Plainfield here, and you can spend the day on the beach at Dewey Beach. Throughout the days of summer at Sugar River temperatures are commonly in the 80's.

Sugar River, North Newport to Route 103 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 Sugar River.
 Whitewater Near Sugar River:
Sugar River, Sullivan County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.8 miles long (North Newport to Route 103)
Croyden Brook, Sullivan County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Newport)
Cold River, Sullivan County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 5.5 miles long (South Acworth to Vilas Pool)
Mascoma River, Grafton County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 0.33 miles long (Lebanon)
Bloods Brook, Grafton County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (Ledges)
Mascoma River, Grafton County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.9 miles long (Mascoma Lake to Route 4)
Cold River, Cheshire/Sullivan County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.7 miles long (Vilas Pool to Alstead)
Ashuelot River, Cheshire County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.3 miles long (Marlow to Gilsum Gorge)
Connecticut River, Windsor County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 0.25 miles long (Sumner Falls)
Cold River, Cheshire County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Alstead to Drewsville)
 Ski Areas Near Sugar River:
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 9 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 11 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
Ascutney, Vermont , 18 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 26 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 27 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 875 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 31 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 31 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 35 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 36 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
 Marinas Near Sugar River:
Sargents Marina, Sunapee , 9 miles away
 Beaches Near Sugar River:
Dewey Beach, Sullivan , 9 miles away
State Park Beach, Merrimack , 10 miles away
Wadleigh State Beach, Merrimack , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Sugar River:
Dexter's Inn, Mount Sunapee , 8 miles away
Rodeway Inn Claremont, Claremont , 9 miles away
Sunapee Lake Lodge, Mount Sunapee , 10 miles away
Snapdragon Inn, Windsor , 13 miles away
Shaker Farm Bed And Breakfast, Enfield , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sugar River:
Crow's Nest The, Newport, 4 miles away
Crows Nest Campground, Sullivan County, 4 miles away
Northstar Campground, Newport, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Sugar River:
Monadnock Sunapee Trail, Sullivan , 13 miles away
Futures Trail, Windsor , 15 miles away
Slot Trail, Windsor , 17 miles away
Hang Glider Trail, Windsor , 17 miles away
Dartmouth Outing Club Trail, Grafton , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sugar River:
Pillsbury State Park, New Hampshire , 10 miles away
Mount Sunapee State Park, New Hampshire , 11 miles away
Wilgus State Park, Vermont , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sugar River:
Newport Golf Club, Newport , 3 miles away
Claremont Country Club, Claremont , 10 miles away
Carter Country Club, Lebanon , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Sugar River
Eastman Pond, Sullivan , 10 miles away
Sunapee Lake, Merrimack , 11 miles away
Ashuelot Pond, Sullivan , 12 miles away

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