Canoe and Kayak Rentals
ELC Outdoors now offers single and multi-day flatwater canoe and kayak rentals. ELC provides all the gear needed (paddles, pfds and watercraft) as well as transportation to and from the rivers or lake. Truly a great way to spend a day, soaking in New Hampshire’s beautiful scenery aboard an ELC canoe or kayak. Check out some of our itineraries below!
Androscoggin River Paddle- This is our most popular canoe trip. Starting out in Bragg’s Bay you’ll navigate a 5 mile stretch of the Androscoggin. During the heyday of timber drives this stretch of river was the main throughfare for log drives in Maine and New Hampshire. It is also part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail– a series of water ways used by Native Americans centuries ago. Nowadays, the focus is on relaxation. Pack a lunch, bring a fishing pole and keep your eyes peeled for moose and osprey. This trip takes between 1.5 to 3.5 hours depending on the speed and experience of the group.
Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge- For a true wilderness experience go for a paddle on Lake Umbagog. Home to bald eagles, moose, osprey and loons, this paddle allows you to go where motorized watercraft cannot. If you’re looking to further the experience, rent a remote campsite and paddle out in an ELC canoe or kayak. This can be a half-day or multi- day adventure.