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Kayaking on Ashuelot River - from Gilsum NH to Surry NH


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  Put in below gorge at Surry Road
  in Gilsum NH.
Take out at Park Drive
  inn Surry NH.
Estimated distance
  = 8.5 miles
Class II rapids
  on this route.
  Surry Mountain Lake Beach
  and Recreation Area
Gilsum Stone
  Arch Bridge
Surry Mountain
  Lake Dam
No boating on
  Gilsum Gorge!

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to determine the legality, suitability and safety of this route for yourself.

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Kayaking on Ashuelot River - from Gilsum NH to Surry NH

Other resources:
Riverfacts.com: Ashuelot River Gilsum Gorge to Shaws Corner
Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee: Atlas of the Ashuelot River
Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee: Atlas of the Ashuelot River (cached copy)
US Army Corps of Engineers: Surry Mountain Lake


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At the Gilsum Stone Arch Bridge overlooking the Gilsum Gorge in Gilsum NH.


Gilsum Stone Arch Bridge information plaque:
"With an arch 36' 6" above the average upstream elevation, this bridge has the highest vault of any dry-laid bridge in New Hampshire. Spanning the deep gorge of the Ashuelot River, it was constructed in 1862-63. under the supervision of William L. Kingsbury. Listed in the National Register of





Below the gorge, one can launch from Surry Road.





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