Kayaking in New Hampshire

Kayaking Trips in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is one of those states with a little bit of everything. Lakes, rivers, ocean bays, even islands for a break from your paddling! Check out all kayaking trips in New Hampshire for every level of kayaker. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, kayak rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a kayak trip in New Hampshire for you! If you've paddled New Hampshire before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

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Guide to Kayaking in New Hampshire

New Hampshire has very scenic backdrops for paddling. You can find whitewater, ocean, and flatwater to paddle throughout the state. Here are a few popular paddling destinations in New Hampshire:

  • Androscoggin River
  • Contoocook River
  • Great Bay

Kayaking Locations In New Hampshire

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in New Hampshire! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Kayaking Trip in New Hampshire

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout New Hampshire and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of New Hampshire community trip reports below:

Connect with Paddlers in New Hampshire

Are you looking to connect with other paddlers about going kayaking in New Hampshire? Check out the Paddling.com Message Boards for resources to help you get started.

Kayak Outfitters in New Hampshire

Looking to rent a kayak or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters in New Hampshire: