Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Lake Winnipesaukee's Paugus Bay - in Laconia NH


Rating: Two Stars - This is a big lake/bay that we chose to paddle one-way from the Weirs Beach to the Landing Marina at the south end of Paugus Bay. The good manager of the Landing Marina allowed me to land at their ramp for free. We paddled along the western shore. Bay busy with powered boats and the waters choppy.

  Put in at Lakeside Avenue
  park in Laconia NH.
Take out at Landing Marina (private)
  on Gold Street in Laconia NH.
Estimated distance
  = 4 miles
Lakeport
  Dam
  Endicott Rock Park
  and Weirs Beach
Paugus Bay can be busy
  with marine traffic.
Wind and boats cause
  choppy waters.
Marinas

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Kayaking on Lake Winnipesaukee's Paugus Bay - in Laconia NH

Other resources:
Lakeport Landing Marina
The Margate Resort - kayak rentals
NH Govt: Paugus Bay in Laconia NH Bathymetry Map
NH Govt: Paugus Bay in Laconia NH Bathymetry Map (cached copy)
Paugus Bay Marina


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At Weirs Beach and Endicott Rock Park on Lakeside Avenue in Laconia NH.
Trip date is September 2017.


The Mt. Washington cruise ship on Lake Winnipesaukee seen from Endicott Park.


On the sides of Endicott Park on the channel to Paugus Bay.


The Boston Kayaker and wife.


The Boston Kayaker and wife just launched on Lake Winnipesaukee to Paugus Bay.


Paddling south on the channel to Paugus Bay.


Now on Paugus Bay.














On our right is a constant parade of boats coming to and from Paugus Bay via the narrow channel.











A boat on a gas stop.


Water-bound garage.


Past the narrow channel and now in the wide area of Paugus Bay.


Veering right and will paddle along the western shore.


The entrance to Chattle Cove.

















Train.

















To Pickerel Cove.





















































Train again.











On our left, the "Big Island".











Wavy.









































I can now see one of the marinas on the south end of Paugus Bay.





Paugus Bay Marina on our right.


Now approaching the narrow southern end of Paugus Bay.





We have to turn right here at the end to the Landing Marina.








Just need to find the Landing Marina ramp.

















Landed. Paddle time is 1 hour and 26 minutes.