This list represents the most popular flatwater kayaking & canoeing in New Hampshire. Use this list to plan your next New Hampshire flatwater kayaking & canoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.
#1 Edward Macdowell Lake
This small, marshy lake presents a great opportunity for early morning or evening paddlers to see beaver at work. ducks, ...
#2 Willard Pond
Protected by the Audubon Society, the spectacular setting of this small, clear-water pond makes this an enticing destination. ...
#3 Suncook River
Squam Lake, one of New Hampshire’s real treasures, remains one of our favorite lakes for an extended visit. This large, highly ...
#4 Long Pond
Long Pond personifies quietwater paddling: it is remote, filled with wildlife, completely undeveloped, and surrounded by ...
#5 Wicwas Lake
This popular fishing spot in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region provides calmer water than nearby larger lakes. Expect to see loon, ...
#6 Mcdaniels Marsh
Mcdaniels Marsh is a shallow, pristine marsh filled with aquatic plants and marshland birds and animals. expect to see waterfowl ...
#7 Contoocook River
An easy half-day paddle through the New Hampshire countryside. The Contoocook is one of New Hampshire's high-volume rivers, ...
#8 Spoonwood Pond and Nubanusit Lake
Expect to see bald eagles on Spoonwood Pond, and in June, look for mountain laurel in bloom around both bodies of water.
#9 Stumpfield Marsh, Hopkinton Lake, and Everett Lake
Huge trees drape out over the water of this meandering, slow-moving stream. Neither we nor the several other canoes and kayaks ...
#10 Upper Kimball Pond
North Conway, NH
Upper Kimball Pond is a small pond on the Maine-New Hampshire border south of Evans Notch. With a few unobtrusive camps, ...
#11 Ballard Pond
At this small, marshy pond with a working sawmill you will find aquatic vegetation covering the pond’s surface. you will ...
#12 Grafton Pond
Enfield Center, NH
A half-day paddle among pine-covered islands and wildlife-filled coves. Grafton Pond is one of those gems where you can spend ...
#13 Garland Pond
Set among scenic hillsides, garland Pond offers protected waters to paddle. Look for water marigold among the many aquatic ...
#14 Conway Lake
Conway Lake is a big lake by White Mountain standards, and provides miles of pine-covered shoreline filled with nooks and ...
#15 Exeter River
Tall trees of many species form a canopy over this meandering waterway. ducks nest in the adjacent marshes, and you may see ...
#16 Hubbard Pond
This shallow marshy pond sees few paddlers and offers a good opportunity to see beaver and otter. Also look for osprey and ...
#17 Umbagog Lake
With the tremendous variety of wildlife and the number of ducks nesting here, it is not surprising that Umbagog Lake has ...
#18 Third Connecticut Lake
The smallest of the connecticut Lakes included in this book, this deep lake sits up against the canadian border in the northern ...
#19 Upper Kimball Pond
This small, marshy, isolated pond sees little traffic. Look here for moose and beaver. It’s also a great spot for marshland ...
#20 Hubbard Pond
An interesting paddle among bogs, beavers, birds, and good views of Mount Monadnock. Hubbard Pond is the least developed ...
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