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Kayaking Trips

 2016 PADDLING TRIPS

Enjoy the River this summer with us

on a kayaking or canoeing trip.

What To Bring and What You Need To Know guides.

For further information about any listed trip or to register contact us by email at info@merrimack.org or by calling our offices at (978) 655-4742.

June 18 (Saturday) – Concord River, Concord, MA (Easy)
From history to wildlife – join us for an easy paddle which passes under the Old North Bridge replica, (part of the Minute Man National Historical Park), then proceeds through the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
Meet at 9:30 am in Concord, MA, at Lowell Road bridge. From Rte 3 take Rte 62 to Concord Commons. Lowell Rd is on west side  of Colonial Inn at north end of Commons.
Trip Leader: Julie Smith (603) 891-0267, email: cantdog@comcast.net
Sponsored by Souhegan Watershed Association. Co-sponsored by the Merrimack River Watershed Council.

June 23 (Thursday) – Souhegan River, Wilton, NH (Cleanup)
Join Julie Smith for a cleanup of the Souhegan River in honor of National River’s Cleanup Week. It will begin at 8 am at the upper put-in on Rte 31S at the Greenville line.
Contact Julie for additional information at (603) 891-0267, email: cantdog@comcast.net
Sponsored by Souhegan Watershed Association. Co-sponsored by the Merrimack River Watershed Council.

July 2 (Saturday) – “Trash Patrol” on the Merrimack River, Tyngsborough, MA
Co-sponsored by the NH AMC Paddlers and MRWC. Make this the season you join a trash patrol! Enjoy a day of paddling and leave the river cleaner than you found it! You provide the boat, we provide all other equipment needed. Annual BBQ after the paddle so plan to bring a side dish to share!
You can register by going to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/90593
Sponsored by NH AMC. Co-sponsored by the Merrimack River Watershed Council.

July 3 (Sunday) – Merrimack River, Manchester (Moderate)
This moderate trip can offer a challenge but one worth taking. Starting in the urban historical factory section of Manchester, class II rapids will be encountered before entering a more remote section which passes locks that have survived from the Old Middlesex Canal System. Easy whitewater.
Meet at 9:00 am in Manchester, NH. Rte 293 to exit 6 (Amoskeag Bridge). Before crossing river, turn right into Amoskeag Fishway parking lot.
Trip Leader: George May (603) 883-3409, email: GeorgeMay@comcast.net
Sponsored by Souhegan Watershed Association. Co-sponsored by the Merrimack River Watershed Council.

July 23 (Saturday) – Souhegan River, Merrimack, NH, Seaverns Bridge to Seaverns Bridge (Easy)
A shallow flatwater stretch of the Souhegan with enough water for paddling all summer long. We will paddle upriver and downriver and return to the parking area.
Meet at 9:30 am. Directions: From 101A heading west in Merrimack, take right onto Boston Post Rd just past Home Depot. The road splits and splits again–take the right side, Seaverns Bridge Rd, for a couple of miles to the bridge.
Trip Leader: George May (603) 883-3409, email: GeorgeMay@comcast.net
Sponsored by Souhegan Watershed Association. Co-sponsored by the Merrimack River Watershed Council.

August 6 (Saturday) – “Trash Patrol” on the Merrimack River, Concord, NH
Co-sponsored by the NH AMC Paddlers and MRWC. Make this the season you join a trash patrol! Enjoy a day of paddling and leave the river cleaner than you found it! You provide the boat, we provide all other equipment needed.
You can register by going to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/90595
Sponsored by NH AMC. Co-sponsored by the Merrimack River Watershed Council.

September 3 (Saturday) – “Trash Patrol” on the Merrimack River, Nashua, NH
Co-sponsored by the NH AMC Paddlers and MRWC. Make this the season you join a trash patrol! Enjoy a day of paddling and leave the river cleaner than you found it! You provide the boat, we provide all other equipment needed.
You can register by going to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/90596
Sponsored by NH AMC. Co-sponsored by the Merrimack River Watershed Council.

 

Contact us at info@merrimack.org if you would like to be an MRWC trip leader today!

For a list of other summer 2016 paddling programs on the Merrimack, we are pleased to showcase those of  our partner, The Souhegan Watershed Association.  For a complete printable copy of their schedule, click here: Guide 2016w  .  The Souhegan is a subwatershed of the Merrimack River watershed.