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Vermont whitewater, Nulhegan River

Essex county, East Brighton Bridge to Connecticut River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     13 miles
  This stretch of Nulhegan River is 13 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Vermont tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The East Brighton Bridge to Connecticut River stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. If
    you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Berlin, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The nearby hotels are a bit away
from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. The beauty of the Green Mountains is a great plus for this river. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your camping  
stuff. The natural beauty of Essex County and the water flowing gracefully down Nulhegan River make the trip here worthwhile.

Briefly about the general area:
Maidstone State Park is both good and beautiful, and it's near Nulhegan River, and there's no such thing as a bad day of skiing at close by Burke Mountain. Life's too short to enjoy all the exciting things in the Green Mountains. There are tremendous places to explore along the Main Trail, and Brighton State Park is a good site to go to on a pretty day. This river has it all. Here at Nulhegan River you'll probably meet some people from Guildhall; going for a hike on the Loggers Loop Trail is always a tremendous adventure.

Nulhegan River, East Brighton Bridge to Connecticut River 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 Nulhegan River.
 Whitewater Near Nulhegan River:
Nulhegan River, Essex County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (East Brighton Bridge to Connecticut River)
Moose River, Caledonia / Essex County, 9 miles away
      Class I-IV - 18 miles long (Victory Bog to Passumpsic River)
Clyde River, Orleans County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 21 miles long (Route 105/114 junction to Clyde Road)
Israel River, Coos County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Riverton to Lancaster)
Ammonoosuc River, Coos County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Littleton to Lisbon)
Gale River, Grafton County, 25 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Franconia to Ammonoosuc)
Ammonoosuc River, Grafton County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.9 miles long (Twin Mountain to Pierce bridge)
Ammonoosuc River, Coos County, 26 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.3 miles long (Pierce bridge to New Hampshire 116)
Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch, Carroll County, 29 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Above York Pond Road)
Mohawk River, Coos County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Colebrook)
 Ski Areas Near Nulhegan River:
Burke Mountain, Vermont , 14 miles away, 2011 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Lyndon Outing Club, Vermont , 20 miles away, 433 foot drop, 3 lifts, 9 runs
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 2180 foot drop, 9 lifts, 72 runs
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 31 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire , 35 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Owls Head, Quebec , 41 miles away, 1772 foot drop, 8 lifts, 27 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 42 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 42 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Mont Orford, Quebec , 43 miles away, 1772 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
 Hotels Near Nulhegan River:
Coos Motor Inn, Lancaster , 17 miles away
Lancaster Motor Inn, Lancaster , 18 miles away
Cabot Inn & Suites, Lancaster , 19 miles away
Mountain View Grand Resort And Spa, Whitefield , 21 miles away
The Lion And The Rose B&B, Whitefield , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Nulhegan River:
Lakeside Camping Area, Island Pond, 3 miles away
Brighton State Park, Island Pond, 8 miles away
Big Rock Campground and Store, North Stratford, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Nulhegan River:
Loggers Loop Trail, Essex , 7 miles away
Main Trail, Essex , 7 miles away
Red Pine Trail, Essex , 7 miles away
Shore Trail, Essex , 8 miles away
Loon Trail, Essex , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Nulhegan River:
Brighton State Park, Vermont , 8 miles away
Maidstone State Park, Vermont , 9 miles away
Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Nulhegan River:
Colebrook Country Club, Colebrook , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Nulhegan River
Spectacle Pond, Essex , 8 miles away
Maidstone Lake, Essex , 8 miles away
Seymour Lake, Orleans , 18 miles away

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