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Ledyard Canoe Club's Second Annual River Festival (NH)

Posted: 04/09/2010
by Jeffrey Paine

Hanover, NH, March 4, 2010 ­ Ledyard Canoe Club of Dartmouth College is hosting its second annual river festival the weekend of April 16th-18th. The festival will take place in New Hampshire's Upper Valley with competitions on the Wells River as well as the Connecticut and Mascoma rivers. In addition to the 7th annual Wells River Rumble race, competitions will include a kayak rodeo, a triathlon, and the longest consecutively held whitewater slalom race in the country.  There will be festival party on Saturday evening at the DOC House on Dartmouth College's campus in Hanover NH.  Everyone is invited to come and enjoy live music, a kayaking movie premiere, food and beer, raffles, and prize giveaways.

The festival is open to any and all outdoor enthusiasts including members of the Dartmouth and Upper Valley communities. The timing of the Ledyard River Festival enables boaters to take advantage of spring runoff and prime water levels on New England rivers. Paddlers are expected from all over the country as faraway as Alaska. For safety reasons some competitions require a certain level of boating ability, but there are many events open to all skill levels and there are great viewing areas for all whitewater competitions, which should be fun to watch.  Everyone is encouraged to participate! 

Online registration is now available at

Camping will be available near Ledyard Canoe Club for those traveling from afar.
For more information visit our website at Contact Ledyard Canoe Club ( with questions. If your business is interested in sponsoring the festival, contact Emily Yen (

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Ledyard Canoe Club, founded in 1920, is a student run organization at Dartmouth College under the umbrella organization of the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC). Ledyard promotes whitewater kayaking and other forms of boating and supports beginner paddlers and experts alike. Ledyard also runs a canoe and kayak rental business from its location next to the Connecticut River in Hanover, NH. For more information visit our website at

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