Paddling Tours

Our tours are kept small so we maximize our enjoyment and minimize our impact on the environment. Prices include the use of our boats, paddles, and personal flotation devices. Our guides are naturalists as well as American Canoe Association certified instructors who are there to share their knowledge of the river and help you with your paddling, if needed.

2022 Monthly Nature Tours


Full Moon

Full Moon Canoeing

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DATES:

SEP 9, 6:30 - 9:30PM
SEP 10, 6:30 - 9:30PM

Set out by canoe at dusk and as darkness approaches, watch the moon rise, being on the lookout for owls, beaver, bats, and other night creatures. After some delicious refreshments, we'll return following the moon's ribbon of light.

Trip Difficulty: Easy, flat-water, 5 miles roundtrip.
Cost: $60per person-canoes only. Refreshments included.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Full Moon Canoeing Tour


Birds & Wildflowers Paddling Tour

Birds & Wildflowers Paddling Tour

MAY 21, 9AM - 12PM

Kayak/canoe this beautiful section of the Nashua River and observe orioles, swans, red winged blackbirds, and likely even bald eagles! Irises and other spring flowers are blooming this time of year. Bring your binoculars and camera!

Trip Difficulty: Easy, flat-water, 4 miles roundtrip
Cost:
Canoe - $45per person ($15 each child passenger in middle)
Double Kayak - $60pp ($25 child under 12yrs in bow)
Solo Kayak - $70pp
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Birds & Wildflowers Paddling Tour


Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge Paddling Tour

Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge Paddling Tour

JUNE 18, 9AM - 12PM

This national wildlife refuge was set aside to conserve and protect native wildlife habitats and species. We'll begin at the visitor center where we'll learn about the refuge and the creatures that inhabit this protected place. From there we'll have a chance to explore the river and see what we can discover by boat. Make a full day of it and bring a picnic and take a hike around the refuge property.

Trip Difficulty: Easy, flat water, 4 miles roundtrip.
Cost:
Canoe - $45per person ($15 each child passenger in middle)
Double Kayak - $60pp ($25 child under 12yrs in bow)
Solo Kayak - $70pp
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge Paddle


Paddling with Turtles

Family Paddling with Turtles

JULY 16, 10AM - 1PM

Enjoy a special guided trip up the river and into a pond area filled with painted turtles and a couple of elusive snappers. We'll spend some time exploring and learning about these creatures. Bring a picnic to enjoy when we take a riverside lunch break.

Trip Difficulty: Easy, flat water, 3 miles roundtrip.
Cost:
Canoe - $45per person ($15 each child passenger in middle)
Double Kayak - $60pp ($25 child under 12yrs in bow)
Solo Kayak - $70pp
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Family Paddling With Turtles


Paddling with Beavers

Paddling with Beavers

AUG 6, 6:30 - 9:30PM

Evening is the best time to spot beavers! As we paddle through their natural habitat, we will get an up-close look at a beaver lodge and may even be surprised by the loud noise of a beaver slapping its tail on the water.

Trip Difficulty: Easy, flat-water, 4 miles roundtrip
Cost:
Canoe - $45per person ($15 each child passenger in middle)
Double Kayak - $60pp ($25 child under 12yrs in bow)
Solo Kayak - $70pp
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Paddling With Beavers



River Paddling Adventure Tour

River Paddling Adventure Tour

SEPTEMBER 10, 10AM - 2PM

Enjoy the adventure of paddling a narrow, meandering section of river ending just below a small set of rapids. Our guides will help you navigate the twists and turns and possible downed trees, making this a FUN local adventure! Bring a picnic to enjoy when we take a riverside lunch break.

Trip Difficulty: Moderate, flat water with some maneuvering required, 4 miles roundtrip.
Cost:
Canoe - $50per person ($20 each child passenger in middle)
Double Kayak - $70pp ($30 child under 12yrs in bow)
Solo Kayak - $80pp
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

River Paddling Adventure Tour


Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage Paddle

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DATES:

OCTOBER 2, 12 - 3PM
OCTOBER 8, 12 - 3PM

Reflections of autumn foliage enhance the special beauty of this river. We will paddle along its narrow, meandering channel into areas of lily ponds and woodlands. Arrive a little early and enjoy a riverside picnic before we launch.

Trip Difficulty: Easy, flat-water, 3 miles roundtrip.
Cost:
Canoe - $45per person ($15 each child passenger in middle)
Double Kayak - $60pp ($25 child under 12yrs in bow)
Solo Kayak - $70pp
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Fall Foliage Paddle

Birthday Parties

Guided Parties

Options for any age! Guided parties include 2 hours of paddling and activities with a break for cupcakes. Choose from our theme party options and our fun-loving guides will lead your group on a memorable birthday adventure!

PICK FROM ONE OF OUR PADDLING PARTY THEMES!
  • River Scavenger Hunt
  • Nature Arts and Crafts
  • Paddling Games
  • Relaxing Scenic Paddle

Self Guided Parties

If you prefer to go out on the water without a guide, your party can rent boats and enjoy a beautiful day out on the river! Check out some of our group rental options group rental options to get some ideas! (10% discount on rentals with 6 boats or more)

Custom Guided Tours

Families, friends, companies, clubs, groups, youth groups! If you have at least 5 boats, we'll arrange a special guided tour for you on the Nashua or Squannacook Rivers. Choose from one of the nature tours listed above or we'll customize something for your group. Call us for details!

We have some interesting group rental options if you prefer to head out on your own.


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