Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Pemigewasset River - from North Woodstock NH to Thornton NH


Rating: Two Stars - The river was scratchy in many spots. There is a small Class II-III just before the takeout that will splash you wet. Paddle time is 1 hour 22 minutes.

  Put in at Death Valley Road
  in North Woodstock NH.
Take out at Robins Nest
  Road in Thornton NH.
Estimated distance
  = 4.5+ miles
White Mountains
  National Forest
  "Pemigewasset" is Abenaki for
  "narrow swift current".
The Ledges
  Class II-III rapids
Short Class II-III
  rapids
Jack O Lantern Golf
  Course and Resort

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On Death Valley Road in North Woodstock NH.
Trip date is June 2016.





The Ledges on Pemigewasset River upstream of Route 175 bridge in North Woodstock NH.








Put in is at the bottom of The Ledges on Death Valley Road in North Woodstock NH.


The Boston Kayaker on the banks of the Pemigewasset River in North Woodstock NH.





It is early morning just after 8am.


The Boston Kayaker just launched on to Pemigewasset River in North Woodstock NH.











Pemigewasset River water is very clear.





There will many of these shallow and rocky spots.

















Approaching the I-93 bridge.











Passing under the I-93 bridge over the Pemigewasset River in North Woodstock NH.





























River bending to the right.








On the left bank is the start of the Jack O Lantern golf course.


























It is waist-deep here and I can see thru the bottom of Pemigewasset.







































































Looking to my right, a tree blocks an inlet.





I can now see the Cross Road bridge takeout.





That rapids in the center of the picture will splash me wet.








Approaching the Cross Road bridge.





I can see my black pick-up under the Cross Road bridge.


Landed. Paddle time was 1 hour and 20 minutes.