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McDaniels Marsh in New Hampshire

A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

Trip Overview

We paddled McDaniels Marsh on this gorgeous summer day and would highly recommend this place of quiet beauty. The marsh covers over 500 acres, so you can paddle for several miles.

Like any marsh, you will find lots of vegetation, but this spot has plenty of open water, too. Best of all is the peace and quiet you will find here. The only sounds we heard were birds and the distant hum of small aircraft. There were only 3 other kayakers the day we were here.

We spotted geese, heron and many small painted turtles. Our AMC guidebook says there are beaver, otter and moose, too -- though we didn't spot any today. We vowed to come back for a sunrise paddle soon.

Head to McDaniels Marsh if you want to recharge your spirit and put your senses back in order.


There are no facilities here, but there is off-road parking. The put-in is gravel.


No fees or permits


From I-89, take exit 13. Go south on Rte. 10 for .7 mi. to Rte. 114. Turn left onto Rte. 114, go 4.8 miles and turn left onto George Hill Road. Look for the boat access on left after about 2 miles.


This site was recommended in the Appalachian Mountain Club book "Quiet Water New Hampshire and Vermont"

Trip Details

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water

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