Information from Greg and Sue Hanlon's Steep Creeks of New England, which has more info on this run. Text used with permission. First run was by Greg Hanlon, Pete Cogan, Bruce Schnapp, Bill and Joan Hildreth in the early 90's.
Directions:From North Conway, follow Rte. 16 North to Rte. 302 West. About 0.2 miles after the Dry River Campground, you'll see a sign for the Dry River Trail. "Park here and carry, drag, or pull your boat 1.7 miles up the trail." Putin just upstream of the suspension bridge. The takeout is at Dry River Campground.
The Dry was first run on April 25, 1992, by Bill and Joan Hildreth, Peter Cogan, and Greg Hanlon.
9 years ago
by Mark Lacroix
This is a remote indicator on the Pemigewasset river. A more closely related gage is the Saco near Conway, but no correlation exists.
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Dry River Falls
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Northeast boaters can celebrate that another beloved whitewater gem has been protected. Paddlers on the Winnipeseaukee River are now assured that the put-in on the Lower Winni in Northfield, NH will be forever protected thanks to the donation of a parcel from Gloria Blais in memory of her husband Roger. Gloria donated the land to the Town of Northfield for the purpose of assuring that future generations of boaters will have access to the river. Protecting river access to the Winni is part of an ongoing effort by AW in the northeast region to protect river access.
A hardy group of northeast boaters climbed into the natural river channel below a hydropower dam to participate in a flow study designed to assess whether whitewater flows should be restored to this dewatered river reach on the Connecticut River. While significant obstacles remain, this site has the potential for providing instruction, playboating, and a big water feature that that could be run throughout much of the year and provide a much needed boost to the local economy.
American Whitewater and Merrimack Valley Paddlers have reached an agreement to purchase a 10-acre parcel fronting on Contoocook River in Henniker, NH. The land serves as an important launch point for whitewater paddlers enjoying the popular section of the river that runs from Hillsborough to Henniker. This section of the Contoocook River contains rapids ranging in difficulty from Class II to Class IV.
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