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Friday Night Paddlers

Seasonal Friday Night Kayak and Canoe adventures - Pittsfield NH Northwood NH Barnstead NH

Enjoying the Suncook River and surrounding lakes and ponds

in cool, early evening, summer nights


"Thanks for a full summer of absolutely amazing memories!"

collage of our 2012 season

Everyone's welcome. We get children and grandchildren as young as age 10, some have never been in a kayak before. From youngsters to seniors, from singles of all ages to couples to entire families, everyone has a good time. Paddle alone in quite solitude or enjoy friendly chatter with your new paddling friends. Always calm, flat water locations and helping hands to unload or load your kayak or canoe. Enjoy the natural scenery and/or the colorful lakeside homes and camps. Make new friends and explore new places!

Most people in America have a place the can kayak nearby. But here in central NH we are blessed. We have lots of places to go paddling. During our June, July, Aug. paddling season we never visit the same site/adventure twice and we never get to visit all the available sites. This diversity is exactly why you should take up paddling if you live nearby and join us to make new friends and discover new places to paddle.

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email Paul Oman with questions, suggestions, or to get on our weekly reminder email list

(pls mention kayaks - I keep several different email lists)

48 Wildwood Drive

Pittsfield, NH 03263


Interactive map of the area  - LINK CLICK HERE -

Suncook River stream flow data from the gauges on Depot Rd.

Join us on Friday nights (June, July, August) - 6 PM - at various sites in Barnstead, Pittsfield, Chichester, Northwood, Epsom for an hour or two of calm, flat water kayaking and paddling.


next trip  

July 25  (friday)  6 PM


Lower Suncook Lake - Barnstead

Lower Suncook Lake (43 21.538 N 71 16.005 W)

From 28 North in Barnstead beginning at the Barnstead Country Store at corner of Rt 28 and Maple Steet (to the right) and Beauty Hill Road (to the left) proceed north on Rt 28 0.9 miles to Oxbow Road on the left. Proceed down Oxbow Road 0.5 miles. Just past mailbox number 80, and before the small bridge turn right down a dirt road with no sign that looks like a driveway. 0.2 miles down this road is the dam and parking lot.

ALTERNATIVE DIRECTIONS: you can access Oxbow Rd by turning left onto Beauty Hill Road at the Rt 28 and Beauty Hill/Maple Rd intersection. 0.6 miles down Beauty Hill Road is Oxbow Rd on the right. Proceed 0.3 miles down Oxbow Rd until just past the bridge and take a left onto the dirt road with no name. 0.2 miles to the dam and parking lot.


(you just show up there!)


Final trip of the 2013 season - Northwood Lake

Sunset as we finish our paddling



Northwood Lake  boat ramp

Want to get more involved in the environmental care and support of our local Suncook River watershed? Consider joining the Friends of The Suncook River. Check out their web site - CLICK HERE .

Recent trips


Aug 23, 2013

"Swamp Pond" - Lougee Pond / Barnstead

  ---   11  boats --- 10 adults  ---  1 teen ---  2 dogs




Aug 16, 2013

:Lower Suncook Lake  ---   10  boats


yet another kayaking pup!



one of 10 kayaks in on this trip


July 19, 2013

Jenniss Pond , Northwood  ---   9  boats




July 12, 2013

Harvey Lake, Northwood  ---   8 boats attended


Bella - the Paddler's Mascot on Harvey Lake  7-12-13

July 5, 2013

Suncook River, Barnstead Parade


Besides Alex, age 4, eight other boats showed up for

this Suncook River paddle


June 28, 2013

Chestnut Pond - Epsom ( 43  14.943 N ---  71  17.399 W)

In spite of threatening clouds, 6 boats showed up for the Chestnut Pond tour


Northwood Lake, Northwood (43  13.328 N  ---  71  15.279 W)
June 14, 2013

15 Kayaks showed up for a delightful 1 3/4 hour paddle on Northwood Lake

It was great!


Brindle Pond, Barnstead, NH

(43.36396 N -- 71.24616 W)

June 7, 2013

"Bella" the kayaking dog!


Upper Suncook Lake, Barnstead, NH

Aug. 24, 2012

Lower Suncook Lake, Barnstead, NH

Aug. 3, 2012

Jenness Pond , Northwood, NH

July 27, 2012

Bow Lake , Northwood, NH

July 20, 2012

Suncook River - Barnstead Parade, NH

July 13, 2012

Harvey Lake, Norhwood, NH

July 6, 2012

5 kayaks and 1 canoe on Harvey Lake 7-6-12

Upper Suncook River - Barnstead, NH

June 29, 2012

Beaver Den and Rope Swing on the Upper Suncook River 6-29-12


Launch site for Pino Pond - Barnstead

Launch site for Chestnut Pond

Launch site for the Upper Suncook Lake

Launch site for the Lower Suncook Lake (Valley Dam Site)

Launch site on the Suncook River behind the Barnstead Police Station

Launch site at the Bow Lake, Northwood

Launch Ramp at the Jenness Pond, Northwood

Suncook River

Launch Ramp at the Barnstead Parade dam site

Suncook River

Launch Ramp at Drake Field, Pittsfield, NH

Suncook River

Private Launch Ramp on Harvey Lake, Northwood, NH

Seasonal Friday Night Kayak and Canoe adventures - Pittsfield NH Northwood NH Barnstead NH



Friends of the Suncook River


Northwood Area Land

Management Collaborative


Want to get more involved in the environmental care and support of our local Suncook River watershed? Consider joining the Friends of The Suncook River or NALMC. Check out their web sites on the links above.

More Links:

 pauloman.com - awesome Pittsfield

New England Stonewalls

New Hampshire Glass Sculptures

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