Northern New England has a vast number of bodies of water that will satiate your thirst for hydro fun. Some of the most popular:
One of the most popular recreational river destinations in all of the north country, the Saco’s mostly gentle 136 miles of twists and turns draws thousands of people each summer weekend to its banks that stretch from New Hampshire to Maine.
Originating on Mount Washington and Saco Lake in Crawford Notch, N.H., the river flows south-southeast, crossing into Maine and ultimately dumping into the Atlantic Ocean at Saco Bay. Most rafting and canoeing on the river takes place between Swan’s Falls, the former Appalachian Mountain Club area now maintained by the Saco River Recreation Council, to Brownfield, Maine.
Known for its relaxing current, the Saco River has become extremely popular among families for canoeing and kayaking, camping or simply floating for miles upon leisurely miles in tubes, complete with drink holders and head rests.