Boating – Great North Woods

Great North Woods NH Boating Guide

Colebrook Pittsburg New Hampshire Marinas & Boat Dealers

New Hampshire boatingWith hundreds of lakes, ponds, and rivers, New Hampshire is a boaters’ paradise. Summer residents usually get their boats in the water by mid June and enjoy the season until October. Boat slips can be hard to find at some New Hampshire marinas. Boat rentals and boat sales are available at many Pittsburg vacation rental businesses. Ask us about Pittsburg NH Boating or share Marina comments.

Northern NH Boating & Marinas

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Umbagog Lake
Launch: Sargeant Cove, west of the state line, off Rte 26, south end of the lake
Area: 8,000 acres

Under conservation easements to protect the marshy habitats. Far from everything so that it is unspoiled and lightly used.Androscoggin River
Runs: Umbagog Lake to Errol to Berlin
Length: Approx. 30 miles
Route 16 runs parallel to this river making it easy to put in or take out at many point. The 3 miles north of the launch off Errol Dam are slow moving and very marshy, allowing you to row upstream to the lake. There are some rapdis belwo the Errol Dam that are very popular with paddlers, and some other Class I and II rapids lead up to Seven Islands Bridges. The river winds through 30 miles of woodland and hills with many places that you can put in or take out. Several of these are due to the dams in the area, where you will have to portage. You will find a parking area and restrooms at the Pontook Dam in Dummer. You may ask here about scheduled releases from the dam.


Lake Francis and the Connecticut Lakes
Launch: Lake Francis State Park. Off of Rte 3

Home to moose, bald eagles, osprey, bears, and very few people. Not for those who are starving for human contact and conversation.Connecticut River
Runs: Pittsburg to West Stewartstown to North Stratford to Hanover
Length: 160 miles
Put in at the covered bridge off of Rte 3 slightly south of Pittsburg and you can run 9 miles of Class I and II rapids until you come to the Canaan Dam. The Class III rapids below can be avoided by putting in at West Stewartstown where NH Rte 114 become VT Rte 114. The next 20 mile stretch can be very gentle and shallow with a few Class II rapids through Colebrook. A disintergrated dam provides more challenging rapids apporixmately 6 miles southewst of the covered bridge in Columbia. The river gradually slows and calms as it nears North Stratford. The next strecth in the river is from North Stratford to Hanover. This 125 mile trek offers placid, winding river with plentiful access points throughout.

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