Northern Forest Odyssey — Androscoggin River and Umbagog Lake

Errol, New Hampshire

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While technically not in the White Mountains, this is by far the wildest and longest quietwater paddle available for those visiting the Whites, and for paddlers who relish wildlife watching, it is well worth the hour-long drive from the Gorham, N.H., area. This trip follows 3 miles of the Androscoggin River and then explores the shallow, wildlife-rich marshy area where the Androscoggin meets Umbagog Lake and the Magalloway River. Along the way, it is common to see moose, loon, and osprey, and during most of the summer, you are also likely to see bald eagles that nest in the area. This is a long paddle that can be even longer if the winds are above 12 or 15 miles per hour, so wear a healthy dose of sunscreen and bring plenty of water and snacks to keep your energy level high.
Discover the White Mountains of New Hampshire

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Discover the White Mountains of New Hampshire

by Jerry & Marcy Monkman (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

While technically not in the White Mountains, this is by far the wildest and longest quietwater paddle available for those visiting the Whites, and for paddlers who relish wildlife watching, it is well worth the hour-long drive from the Gorham, N.H., area. This trip follows 3 miles of the Androscoggin River and then explores the shallow, wildlife-rich marshy area where the Androscoggin meets Umbagog Lake and the Magalloway River.

Along the way, it is common to see moose, loon, and osprey, and during most of the summer, you are also likely to see bald eagles that nest in the area. This is a long paddle that can be even longer if the winds are above 12 or 15 miles per hour, so wear a healthy dose of sunscreen and bring plenty of water and snacks to keep your energy level high.

©  Jerry & Marcy Monkman/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Errol
Distance: 9
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 5 hours
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through fall, weather dependant
Local Contacts: White Mountain National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Umbagog Lake North
Driving Directions: Directions to Northern Forest Odyssey — Androscoggin River and Umbagog Lake

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