On the Androscoggin River…
Here is something different to try this summer. Do you like adventure, your heart pounding in your ears, your adrenaline just running wild, the thrill of white water rapids? This trip is just for you.
The region surrounding the town of Errol, NH offers visitors extensive opportunities to view wildlife, play in whitewater rapids and hike to glorious views.
Take a 3 day adventure trip down the Androscoggin River. Share the fun, the screams, the rush of the river with fellow adventurers. Begin your North Woods exploration with a hike to Table Rock in Dixville Notch. Table Rock is a narrow granite outcropping which measures only 10 feet across in spots and drops a hair-raising 700 feet to either side. Peregrine Falcons make their nests in the surrounding cliffs and are capable of diving into the canyon at over 200 miles per hour while hunting for prey. Wildlife goes wild out here and will astound you with their acrobatics.
On your second day, eat a hearty breakfast at the Log Haven Restaurant and Lounge or the Northern Exposure Restaurant and Black Bear Pub. Afterwards, begin your canoe trip at the Bragg’s Bay landing and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail kiosk.
If you are eager to run the Class III rapids below the Errol Dam and just north of Bragg’s Bay, be sure to scout them first. Leaving your gear behind may be your best choice if you plan on attacking the rapids.
On Day 3 you may decide to leave the river behind and take out your boat at the Seven Islands Bridge.Within a 30 minute drive, you can learn the stories of the region’s logging and recreation history at Berlin’s Northern Forest Heritage Park and view the 170-foot steel Nansen Ski Jump. You may want to try hiking the multi-use trails and taking in the fire tower’s view which is absolutely breath taking. Much wildlife abounds so bring a camera, one that you can get wet of course. Make memories and visit NH in a canoe. Be brave and do something different this summer.
You can get a full itinerary with the following link:
This adventure is not for the faint of heart!
Please take note of the NOTE: If you are a novice paddler and are unfamiliar with whitewater travel, consider referring to the other New Hampshire itineraries for a journey that requires less boating experience or plan to hire a local guide.