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Get into the water and a summer state of mind at these NH ski areas!


Bretton Woods Resort

Experience fly fishing in one of New Hampshire's most scenic and pristine fly fishing destinations. Try your hand at angling the Ammonoosuc River or any of a number of local rivers and streams, take a casting lesson, indulge in a four-hour guided river adventure, or try your hand at Tenkara - the Japanese method of fly fishing. More info.

Cannon Mountain

Visitors can go try their hand at fly fishing at the base of Cannon Mountain at either Profile Lake or Echo Lake which are stocked with trout. More info.

As part of the Franconia Notch State Parks with Cannon Mountain, you can check out The Basin which is a granite pothole 20 feet in diameter at the base of the beautiful waterfall, it is believed to have been eroded 15,000 years ago while the North American ice sheet was melting. The Basin has been smoothed by small stones and sand, whirled around by the Pemigewasset River.               

Visit the Flume Gorge which is a stunning natural wonder in Franconia Notch State Park. Discovered in 1808, it will leave you spellbound as you stroll the path from the main walkway through the Flume Gorge and Liberty Gorge. The Flume is a natural granite gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. The total path is 2 miles in length and takes approximately 1.5 hours. You'll see towering moss-covered granite walls rising to a spectacular height of 90 feet, cascading waterfalls, historic covered bridges, glacial pools & boulders, and much more.

At Echo Lake Beach visitors can enjoy the beauty of a 39-acre lake with an excellent view. The slopes of Cannon Mountain ski area drop right to the edge of the lake, and the view highlights where the Franconia Range and Kinsman Range meet, creating the notch. Canoes, Kayaks, and Pedal Boats are also available for rent at Echo Lake for beach visitors with reservations. More info.


Great Glen Trails
 

Flatwater or whitewater… let us be your guide! Our kayaking trips are designed to introduce your entire family to the watersheds and lakes of northern New Hampshire. Even if you’ve never been in a kayak before, we’ll have you exploring on your own by the end of your trip.

Looking to see nature up close and personal? Our river trips are known for their moose, eagle, and osprey sightings.

Whether it’s a leisurely river trip on the Androscoggin below Gorham or a pulse-pounding whitewater experience on the Androscoggin Watershed in Errol, our trained instructors will treat you to a great day on the water. More info.


Gunstock Mountain Resort


Gunstock's 3-acre fishing pond is stocked on a regular basis through the summer by NH Fish and Game. Anglers are required to park in Gunstock's Main Parking lot in order to access the pond. More info.

 

King Pine at Purity Spring Resort

Go fishing! You'll find plenty of pickerel and smallmouth bass to catch and release and enough panfish, perch, and sunfish to keep all ages involved. More info.

With five sandy beaches located around Purity Lake, there are many options for sunbathing, swimming, and boating. More info. 

 

Waterville Valley Resort

Right next to Town Square you'll find the mountain stream-fed Corcoran's Pond. At Corcoran’s Pond waterfront you’ll find a fleet of over 20 kayaks, pedal boats,  canoes as well as Stand Up Paddle Boards are available for rent at the Town Square dock. More info.

 

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