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New Hampshire whitewater, Bloods Brook

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


CLASS V     0.25 miles
  This stretch of Bloods Brook in Grafton County is 0.25 miles long and has been rated as a class V section by American Whitewater. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New Hampshire are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up
    quick. If you're coming from Lebanon it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby
campground. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. This is a very short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The beautiful scenery of New Hampshire  
and the playfulness of the water have people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
The slopes of Whaleback are so inviting noone can resist, and the Slot Trail is a great hiking trail close by. Quechee State Park is a good location to visit, and if you're here you will meet lots of folks from nearby North Hartland. This is a really good river. A visit to Ascutney State Park revitalizes the spirit; on a great day you can take a hike along the Futures Trail. If you're here at Bloods Brook, checking out Willard Ledge is a must. Bloods Brook gets a normal amount of rainfall.

Bloods Brook, Ledges road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Bloods Brook.
 Whitewater Near Bloods Brook:
Bloods Brook, Grafton County, 0 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (Ledges)
Connecticut River, Windsor County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 0.25 miles long (Sumner Falls)
Ottauquechee River, Windsor County, 6 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 1 miles long (Right above Route 4 to 1 Mile below Route 4)
Mascoma River, Grafton County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 0.33 miles long (Lebanon)
Mascoma River, Grafton County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.9 miles long (Mascoma Lake to Route 4)
Sugar River, Sullivan County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.8 miles long (North Newport to Route 103)
Croyden Brook, Sullivan County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Newport)
Ompompanoosuc River - West Branch, Orange County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Strafford to Rices Mill)
Ompompanoosuc River, Orange County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (West Fairlee to Thetford Covered Bridge)
White River - First Branch, Orange County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Chelsea Health Center to above Sawmill Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Bloods Brook:
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 10 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
Ascutney, Vermont , 12 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
Suicide Six, Vermont , 16 miles away, 650 foot drop, 3 lifts, 22 runs
Twin Farms, Vermont , 19 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 6 runs
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 22 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Okemo, Vermont , 29 miles away, 2210 foot drop, 19 lifts, 119 runs
Killington, Vermont , 33 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 34 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 36 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Magic Mountain, Vermont , 37 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
 Marinas Near Bloods Brook:
Sargents Marina, Sunapee , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Bloods Brook:
Dewey Beach, Sullivan , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Bloods Brook:
Baymont Inn & Suites West Lebanon, Lebanon , 1 miles away
Hotel Coolidge, White River Junction , 2 miles away
Comfort Inn White River Junction, White River Junction , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn White River Junction, White River Junction , 2 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites White River Junction, White River Junction , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bloods Brook:
Maple Leaf Motel and Campground, White River Junction, 4 miles away
Quechee Pine Valley Campground, White River Jct, 5 miles away
K O A Kampgrounds, White River Jct, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Bloods Brook:
Futures Trail, Windsor , 11 miles away
Slot Trail, Windsor , 12 miles away
Hang Glider Trail, Windsor , 13 miles away
Mount Peg Foot and Bridal Trails, Windsor , 13 miles away
Dartmouth Outing Club Trail, Grafton , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bloods Brook:
Quechee State Park, Vermont , 6 miles away
Ascutney State Park, Vermont , 11 miles away
Wilgus State Park, Vermont , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bloods Brook:
Fore-U Golf Center, West Lebanon , 1 miles away
Carter Country Club, Lebanon , 3 miles away
Dorset Field Club, Dorset , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Bloods Brook
Mascoma Lake, Grafton , 10 miles away
Eastman Pond, Sullivan , 15 miles away
Goose Pond, Grafton , 16 miles away

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