PDF version that fits in one page:
US Army Corps of Engineers: Contoocook River Interpretive Guide
US Army Corps of Engineers: Along the Contoocook River Brouchure
US Army Corps of Engineers: Along the Contoocook River Brouchure (cached copy)
NH Wildlife Journal: A Peaceful Paddle
NH Wildlife Journal: A Peaceful Paddle (cached copy)
Wikipedia: Contoocook River
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At the southeast side of Ramsdell Road bridge in Henniker NH.
Trip date is July 2020.
Looking downstream from the Ramsdell Bridge.
The 200-feet or so of river from the bridge is a rock garden.
The launch is at right at the end of the parking area.
Today's kayak buddies, the Boston Kayaker's wife and puppies Saco and Sebec.
Just launched on Contoocook River from the Rumsdell Bridge put in.
We will paddle a one-way trip to Hopkinton past the Route 9 bridge.
Looking behind the rapids . . .
The Boston Kayaker and Sebec on Contoocook River.
A pair of kayakers on the Contoocook River.
Another kayaker on the Contoocook.
The boat ramp on River Road.
We can now see the Route 9 bridge.
Past the Route 9 bridge, the old bridge abutments marks the take-out.
Landed. Paddle time is 2 hours and 1 minute.
This take-out is overgrown with brush.
Our red 4Runner waiting for us.
The takeout can be reached from Route 127 in Hopkinton NH, a dirt road with a closed gate.