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Ossipee River Class 2 (2+)

Date and Time

Sunday, March 28, 2021


Hiram to Cornish, Maine,
Maine, Western,


Registration is required for this activity.


Weather, water, and pandemic restrictions permitting, let's make an early start to the 2021 paddling season! Covid Note: This section is easily shuttled with a bicycle. We will be strictly maintaining all requires social distancing protocols. Group size will be limited. The Ossipee River from Hiram, ME to the first bridge above Cornish is a good early-season run. It paddles well at all levels from low water to full-on flood. This starts with a lively Class 2 section. From there, stretches of flatwater separate short Class 2 (and one Class 2+) rapids. Paddlers MUST have either a wetsuit or a drysuit for safety (the water will be COLD!), and you'll probably want a helmet liner, and gloves, mittens or pogies. You'll also need a whitewater-capable boat with flotation (mandatory), Open canoe, C1, kayak and WW inflatables are all welcome. Kayaks and C1s must have a tight-fitting sprayskirt. Rental boats are available with advanced planning (see link below). All paddlers must wear a helmet and PFD at all times while on the water. Contact the leader for meeting time and place.

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Marci Nault on Class 2


Paddling - Whitewater

Offered By

New Hampshire




Adults (18+)


The AMC was there for me when I wanted to learn how to paddle whitewater. Now I'm leading trips to pay that forward.