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Paddling Tours

Our tours are kept small so we maximize our enjoyment and minimize our impact on the environment. Prices include the use of our boats, paddles, and personal flotation devices. (You may use your own equipment if you prefer.) Our guides are naturalists as well as American Canoe Association certified instructors who are there to share their knowledge of the river and help you with your paddling, if needed.

2017 Monthly Nature Tours


Full Moon

Full Moon Canoeing

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DATES:

JUNE 9, 7:30 - 10:30PM
JULY 8, 7:30 - 10:30PM
AUG 6, 7:30 - 10:30PM
OCT 6, 6:00 - 9:00PM

Set out by canoe at dusk and as darkness approaches, watch the moon rise, being on the lookout for owls, beaver, bats, and other night life. After some delicious refreshments, we'll return following the moon's ribbon of light.

Trip difficulty: Easy, flat-water, 5 miles roundtrip.
Cost: $40pp-canoes only. Refreshments included.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Morning Wildlife

Spring Birds & Flowers Paddling Tour

MAY 27, 9AM-12PM

Kayak/canoe this beautiful section of the Nashua River and observe orioles, swans, red winged blackbirds, as well as other spring birds. Irises and other spring flowers are also to be found.

Trip difficulty: Easy, flat-water, 4 miles roundtrip
Cost: $35pp-canoe, $55pp-kayak.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Evening Paddle on Squannacook

Paddling with Beavers

JUNE 24, 6-9PM

Evening is the best time to spot beavers! As we paddle through their natural habitat, we will get an up-close look at a beaver lodge and may even be surprised by the loud noise of a beaver slapping its tail on the water to scare us away.

Trip difficulty: Easy, flat-water, 4 miles roundtrip
Cost: $35pp-canoe, $55pp-kayak (Bring a picnic to enjoy when we take a riverside dinner break.)

REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Paddling with Turtles

Family Paddling with Turtles

JULY 22, 10AM-1PM

Enjoy a special guided trip up the river and into a pond area filled with painted turtles and a couple of elusive snappers. We'll spend some time exploring and learning about these creatures and then stop for lunch before heading back.

Trip difficulty: Easy, flat water, 3 miles roundtrip.
Cost: $65 per canoe- canoes only. (Bring a box lunch.)

REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Fall Foliage

River Paddling Adventure Tour

AUG 19, 10AM-3PM

Enjoy the adventure of paddling a narrow, meandering section of the Squannacook River ending just below a small set of rapids. We'll stop to explore, have some lunch, and take a quick dip in the river before heading back.

Trip difficulty: Easy/moderate, flat water with some maneuvering required, 4 miles roundtrip.
Cost: $45pp-canoe, $65pp-kayak (Bring a box lunch.)

REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Fall Foliage

Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge Paddle

SEPT 9, 10AM-2PM

This national wildlife refuge was set aside to conserve and protect native wildlife habitats and species. A downstream paddle will give us the chance to explore the river and learn about this refuge, taking a lunch break along the way.

Trip difficulty: Easy, flat water, 5 miles downstream.
Cost: $45pp-canoe, $65pp-kayak (Bring a box lunch.)

REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage Paddle

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DATES:

OCT 8, 11AM-2PM
OCT 14, 11AM-2PM

Reflections of autumn foliage enhance the special beauty of this river. We will paddle along its narrow, meandering channel into areas of lily ponds and woodlands and stop for a scenic picnic along the way.

Trip difficulty: Easy, flat-water, 3 miles roundtrip.
Cost: $35pp-canoe, $55pp-kayak. (Bring a box lunch.)

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Guided Parties

Options for any age! Guided parties include 2 hours of paddling and activities with a break for cupcakes. Choose from our theme party options and one of our fun-loving guides will lead your group on a memorable birthday adventure!

Cost: $22/person-canoe (3 people per boat), $52/person-solo kayaks
Minimum of 8 people, maximum 24 people (including adults)

Locally baked birthday cupcakes are included!

Pick from one of our paddling party themes!

  • River Scavenger Hunt
  • Nature Arts and Crafts
  • Paddling Games
  • Relaxing Scenic Paddle

Self Guided Parties

If you prefer to go out on the water without a guide, your party can rent boats and enjoy a beautiful day out on the river! Check out some of our group rental options to get some ideas! (10% discount on rentals with 6 boats or more)

 

Custom Guided Tours

Families, friends, companies, clubs, groups, youth groups! If you have at least 5 boats, we'll arrange a special guided tour for you on the Nashua or Squannacook Rivers. Choose from one of the nature tours listed above or we'll customize something for your group. Call us for details!

We have some interesting group rental options if you prefer to head out on your own.