Upper Ammonoosuc Overnight

Meander your way through lush riparian forest as you paddle approximately 10 miles on the Upper Ammonoosuc River. This is the perfect stretch to go on your first paddle trip overnight or to test out gear before heading out on a longer expedition. The river is typically slow moving until you get closer to the town of Stark, NH. Between the take-out in Stark and the white covered bridge is a fun stretch of class II water when the river is up. You can scout most of the stretch from the Route 110 roadside. To accomplish this trip we recommend putting in at Gord’s Corner Store in Milan, NH. Gord rents canoes and paddle gear. He can also shuttle you from the take-out back to your car and provide a safe location for you to park overnight. Cordwell Campsite is only 2 miles from the Gord’s Corner Store access so plan accordingly. The next day you will have an 8 mile paddle to the take-out where the NFCT Stewardship Crew recently installed a very user-friendly river access ramp.

Trip Details

  • NFCT Section: Section 7
  • Trip Duration: .5 to 1.5 days
  • Miles: 10
  • Trip Portages: 1
  • Put In: 1
  • Take Out: 2
  • Services:
    • Gord’s Corner Store/North Brook Outfitters
  • Trail Features
    • Gord's Corner Store-Milan - NH
    • Cordwell - NH
    • Stark - NH
    • Cordwell - Campsite (No Fee)
    • Stark Rapids - Fastwater
    • Stark Portage - Portage
    • Town of Stark - Kiosk
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