North Country Paddle Enthusiasts

About Us

We are a group of nonprofit canoeing enthusiasts located in New Hampshire. We enjoy paddling around the Great Glen Trails, Umabagog State Park, White Lake State Park, and more!

The Paddling Life!

"Solitude is not the same as loneliness. Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions." - Robert Fulghum

If you've never been paddling, it's defintiely somethign that you should consider doing for a variety of reasons. First of all, it's incredibly peaceful and something that can bring an amazing amount of joy and calm to a person. Second, it's healthy to be outside in the fresh air and experiencing some of the most amazing things that the world has to offer.

Great Places to Paddle in New Hampshire

Great Glen Trails: These trails are in Pinkham Notch, and are great for paddling, and even hiking and running.

Ellacoya State Park at Lake Winnipesaukee: This is one of the largest state parks in New Hampshire and is great for paddling, canoeing, kayaking and more.

Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve: This amazing place is set on over 48 miles of coastline which helps protect wildlife, salt marshes, woodlands, creeks and other various natural places.

Umbagog Lake State Park: Umbagog is rates as one of the top five places in New Hampshire for kayaking and paddling. It's one of the best places for canoes as well with nearby shops where people can rent them.

Mount Sunapee State Park: This park offers swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, as well as other different options for getting out in the wilderness.

Pawtuckaway State Park: This park features a lake beack with a boat launch, rentals for canoes and kayaks, and it also has campgorund and hiking trails.

Nansen Wayside Park: Located close to the Androscoggin river, this is a popular place for traditional boating activities like fishing and pickincking. The park is over 14 acres in size and is open to the public year round.