New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, NY State
Posted by: Bibi on May-29-14 7:54 AM (EST)
-- Last Updated: May-29-14 8:21 AM EST --
Hi! I am looking for a nice place for a 2-3 day kayak tour with a child. We will travel from NYC to Boston. Looking for a place that is not too far away. Any recommendations for a beautiful location in New Hampshire, Vermont, eastern part of New York State or maybe even in Maine with safe campgrounds and if possible not too busy? We need to rent the equipment. Any recommendation would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted by: datakoll on May-29-14 12:23 PM (EST)
The Saco gets a good review from everyone.
When you say "with a child", do you |
Posted by: ezwater on May-29-14 2:06 PM (EST)
mean you will be touring along some river, from camp to camp, with a child in one of the kayaks?
not the first time|
Posted by: Bibi on May-29-14 2:21 PM (EST)
Yes, it's not her first time but so far we have only done day trips. She is 9 years old and loves to kayak.
Posted by: acre on May-29-14 3:12 PM (EST)
The Saco is very crowded on weekends and much of that crowd can be undesirable. Take a look at the CT. River in Vt and NH, I'm not sure about renting gear.
go north ?|
Posted by: datakoll on May-29-14 7:53 PM (EST)
I'm not sure I understand your question|
Posted by: acre on May-30-14 3:58 PM (EST)
The Connecticut river is not infested with ticks nor is the NFCT,this time of year s peak tick season pretty much everywhere in New England.
Kids and ticks|
Posted by: datakoll on May-31-14 7:07 PM (EST)
Posted by: datakoll on May-29-14 8:10 PM (EST)
I'd not do the Saco on weekends|
Posted by: kayamedic on May-30-14 11:44 AM (EST)
Ct river and Saco|
Posted by: acre on May-30-14 3:58 PM (EST)
It is about 2 hours from Boston to White River Junction VT. there is plenty of flat water canoeing north of there. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes from Boston the Fryberg, Me where you would put in for the Saco river,
Posted by: kayamedic on May-30-14 8:47 PM (EST)
not on a Friday.. The summer people have hit. It took me 30 minutes today on a five mile stretch of 302. Better to plan for snarls than not.
Posted by: datakoll on May-31-14 9:47 PM (EST)
from Ft Lee to Skinners Falls.
Overnight on the Ipswich River|
Posted by: TommyC1 on Jun-06-14 12:20 PM (EST)
The Ipswich River from Middleton to Ipswich MA is a lovely slow moving river with two overnight possibilites.
Have you considered a state park?|
Posted by: mlrahn on Jun-07-14 2:16 PM (EST)
Have you considered camping at a state park? While we live in Northern Virginia, and we are not campers, we will be returning later in the summer for our 4th (I think) time renting a house on Lake Pawtuckaway for a few weeks which is in southern New Hampshire. One side of the lake is state park, the other is private housing.
West Branch Pond Camps(NE of Moose-|
Posted by: bigspencer on Jun-07-14 4:22 PM (EST)
head Lake)...may be quite the ideal drive for you, but once you get up into the north central Maine woods there's no place more safe for overnight/multiple day/night stays! Only visitors will be moose & deer. Camps are on 1st W.Br.Pond(1 of 2)..coldwater, not deep = ideal for comfortable paddling...to check out sometime(in a warm June(2014!)-August).
Umbagog is three hours approx|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-09-14 10:02 AM (EST)
Posted by: WaterBird on Jun-16-14 9:42 PM (EST)
We need to know more about your paddling and camping experience and the type of trip you're looking for.
ditto on the Saco midweek(if possible)|
Posted by: bigspencer on Jun-17-14 3:07 PM (EST)
you can leave substance rec at home|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jul-27-14 9:07 AM (EST)
no beer ?|
Posted by: datakoll on Jul-27-14 9:50 PM (EST)
no not at launches|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jul-28-14 8:39 AM (EST)
In camp yes.
Posted by: DATAKOLL on Jul-29-14 2:38 PM (EST)
Is going to be a sad day when one can|
Posted by: bigspencer on Jul-28-14 11:04 PM (EST)
get pinched for transporting beer. Hope the "Open Container" portion of law lasts....
itsa bird itsa....|
Posted by: datakoll on Jul-29-14 8:46 AM (EST)
Posted by: kayamedic on Jul-29-14 9:03 AM (EST)
your post would be more helpful in another forum.
and giant hogs ?|
Posted by: DATAKOLL on Jul-29-14 2:32 PM (EST)