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New Hampshire whitewater, Souhegan River

Hillsborough county, Greenville to New Hampshire Route 101 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     5.75 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Manchester-Nashua, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section of Souhegan River in Hillsborough County is 5.75 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Hillsborough County and the water flowing gracefully down Souhegan River are in themselves reasons enough to come here
    to paddle. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New Hampshire are often tougher than in other states, so keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. Whether you're whitewater rafting or
kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. The Greenville to New Hampshire Route 101 stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. 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:
A glorious forest
close to Souhegan River is Russell-Abbott State Forest; there are plenty of folks from Wilton here at Souhegan River. Have a great hiking adventure along the Mitchell Hill Road. Everybody loves Willard Brook State Forest; if you're here you can take a hike along the Wapack Trail. Hit the slopes at Crotched Mountain close at hand, and you can always enjoy a lazy day on the beach at Campers Beach. Miller State Park is a good place to go if you're at Souhegan River, and if you're looking for a beach nearby we recommend Picnickers Beach. All the outdoors fun stuff in close proximity to Souhegan River will keep you coming back persistently.

Souhegan River, Greenville to New Hampshire Route 101 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 Souhegan River.
 Whitewater Near Souhegan River:
Souhegan River, Hillsborough County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.75 miles long (Greenville to New Hampshire Route 101)
Souhegan River, Hillsborough County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 1.25 miles long (NH Route 101 Bridge to Wilton)
Stony Brook, Hillsborough County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.25 miles long (Route 31 to Wilton)
Piscataquog River - South Branch, Hillsborough County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (New Boston to Goffstown)
Contoocook River, Hillsborough County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Jaffrey to Peterborough)
Piscataquog River, Hillsborough County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 2.4 miles long (Goffstown)
Souhegan River, Hillsborough County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - -blank- miles long (Indian Ledges)
Contoocook River, Hillsborough County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Hillsborough to Henniker)
Contoocook River, Hillsborough County, 19 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Henniker)
Merrimack River, Hillsborough County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 5.3 miles long (Amoskeag Falls to Goffs Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Souhegan River:
Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire , 13 miles away, 875 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Wachusett Mountain, Massachusetts , 18 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 18 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
McIntyre, New Hampshire , 25 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 , 34 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 35 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Gunstock, New Hampshire , 46 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Tenney Mountain, New Hampshire , 48 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 48 runs
Bradford, Massachusetts , 49 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 13 runs
 Beaches Near Souhegan River:
Campers Beach, Hillsborough , 11 miles away
Picnickers Beach, Hillsborough , 12 miles away
Sterling Town Beach, Worcester , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Souhegan River:
Great Wolf Lodge New England, Fitchburg , 12 miles away
Jack Daniels Motor Inn, Peterborough , 13 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Leominster, Leominster , 13 miles away
Rodeway Inn Westminster, Westminster , 16 miles away
Maplehurst Inn, Antrim , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Souhegan River:
Echo Valley, Lyndeborough, 5 miles away
Pine Campgrounds, Ashby, 6 miles away
Field & Stream Travel Trailer, Brookline, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Souhegan River:
Mitchell Hill Road, Hillsborough , 3 miles away
Wapack Trail, Hillsborough , 8 miles away
Old Country Road, Hillsborough , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Souhegan River:
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Woonsocket - RI , 45 miles away
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 46 miles away
Willard Brook State Forest, Massachusetts , 8 miles away
Miller State Park, New Hampshire , 8 miles away
Leominster State Forest, Massachusetts , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Souhegan River:
Townsend Ridge Country Club, Townsend , 8 miles away
Maplewood Golf Course, Lunenburg , 10 miles away
Ponemah Green, Amherst , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Souhegan River
Haunted Lake, Hillsborough , 9 miles away
Silver Lake, Hillsborough , 12 miles away
Honey Pot Pond, Hillsborough , 13 miles away

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