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Kayaking on Suncook River - from Epsom NH to Pembroke NH


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  Put in at Short Falls Road
  town beach in Epsom NH.
Bear Brook enters on
  river left. Veer right.
Take out at Route 29
  bridge in Pembroke NH.
Estimated distance
  = 4+ miles
  Buck Street
  West Dam
Bear Brook
  State Park
   

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Kayaking on Suncook River - from Epsom NH to Pembroke NH

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Suncook River looking south from the Short Falls Road bridge in Epsom NH.
On left is the town beach and put in.
Pictures taken June 2014.


The rocky Suncook River looking north from Short Falls Road bridge.


Entrance to the Epsom town beach on the south east side of Short Falls Road bridge.


Epsom town beach parking area.











A tank display on Short Falls Road in Epsom NH.


At the Route 28 bridge in Pembroke/Suncook NH.


The launch parking area on the north east side of the Route 28 bridge in Pembroke NH.


The take out spot is right next to the bridge on the upriver side.


The take out spot at the Route 28 bridge.


Looking downstream on Suncook River from the pillars of the Route 28 bridge/


The entrance to the Buck Street West Dam area.





Information plaque on Route 28 reads:
Robert Frost in Allenstown
In the summer of 1896, aspiring poet Robert Frost (1874-1963) and his wife Elinor spent a belated honeymoon in a rented cottage near the suncook River in Allenstown. Carl Burell, a high school friend and avid naturalist, was foreman at the Moulten box shop at Buck Street dam. Botany walks with Burell awakened Frost to the natural world, coloring his later writings. Frost recalled these walks in "The Quest of the Orchis" (1901). Burell's 1896 injury in a mill accident inspired Frost's poem, "The Self-Seeker."