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New Hampshire whitewater, Peabody River

Coos county, Route 16 to Gorham section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. This section of Peabody River in Coos County is 5 miles long and is a class IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. Getting a good workout and a chance
    to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The starting location is a short drive from Berlin, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of New Hampshire and the water flowing gracefully
down Peabody River attract people from near and far. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Route 16 to Gorham section is one of them. The river winds through the White Mountains and you get great scenery. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length  
for a morning trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody loves White Mountain National Forest, and you can have a perfect hiking adventure along the Stony Brook Trail. That right there is loads of entertaining stuff already but it goes on, the White Mountains has it all. A trip to Moose Brook State Park revitalizes the soul, and during your trip here you'll meet some folks from Gorham for sure. This river is so wonderful. Hiking along the Imp Trail is pleasant fun; everyone close by loves skiing at Wildcat Mountain. The annual rain here at Peabody River is about average.

Peabody River, Route 16 to Gorham 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 Peabody River.
 Whitewater Near Peabody River:
Peabody River, Coos County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Route 16 to Gorham)
Peabody River - West Branch, Coos County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 5.5 miles long (Chandler Brook to Peabody River)
Ellis River, Carroll County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Route 16 to Jackson Golf Course)
Rocky Branch, Carroll County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Jericho Road and Route 302)
Saco River - East Branch, Carroll County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 2.1 miles long (Route 302 at Lower Bartlett)
Wild River, Oxford County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Hastings to Gilead)
Androscoggin River, Coos County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 2.4 miles long (Pontook)
Dry River, Coos County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Dry River Trail to Dry River Campground)
Phillips Brook, Coos County, 14 miles away
      Class III - -blank- miles long (Milan)
Upper Ammonoosuc River - West Branch, Carroll County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Above York Pond Road)
 Ski Areas Near Peabody River:
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 6 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 10 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 14 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 16 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire , 19 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 10 lifts, 100 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 24 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 25 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire , 27 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 30 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire , 30 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 11 lifts, 52 runs
 Hotels Near Peabody River:
Royalty Inn, Gorham , 2 miles away
Top Notch Inn, Gorham , 2 miles away
Whitney S Inn, Jackson , 9 miles away
Eagle Mountain House And Golf Club, Jackson , 10 miles away
The Wentworth Hotel, Jackson , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Peabody River:
Barnes Field Group, Gorham, 2 miles away
Dolly Copp Big Meadow - White Mountain National Forest, Laconia, 2 miles away
White Birches Mountain Camping Park, Gorham, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Peabody River:
Imp Trail, Coos , 2 miles away
Stony Brook Trail, Coos , 2 miles away
Restricted Ledge Trail, Coos , 2 miles away
Pine Mountain Trail, Coos , 2 miles away
North Carter Trail, Coos , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Peabody River:
Moose Brook State Park, New Hampshire , 4 miles away
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire , 4 miles away
Mt. Washington State Park, New Hampshire , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Peabody River:
Androscoggin Valley Country, Gorham , 2 miles away
Androscoggin Valley Country Club Garage, Gorham , 3 miles away
North Conway Country Club, North Conway , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Peabody River
Head Pond, Coos , 8 miles away
Cedar Pond, Coos , 13 miles away
Success Pond, Coos , 15 miles away

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