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The Suncook Valley

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

We are a group of  Families with children, Couples, Singles, and water loving Dogs. From age 2 to 92 we have all ages on the water. Enjoy the kayaking (or canoeing), make new friends, and explore the area. Come join us!


"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. Back at the launch site about 7:15 PM





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winter kayaking

Off season kayaking


Visit the Loon.org web site

Loons are a New Hampshire Lake treasure. They are easily frightened by large groups of kayakers and boats. Get out of their way as quickly as you can. Keep your distance.

From Late June through the end of Aug. the Barnstead Rec. Department has free Sat. Night concerts on the green at Barnstead Parade. 6 - 8 PM - Bring a chair and enjoy the music



Welcome to the 2018 Season!


6 PM  ----  (just show up!)




 Friday Aug 31, 2018 - We will be paddling

Suncook River - Allenstown


Off RT 28 in Allenstown turn west on Pine Acres Rd (about 8.5 miles south of the Epsom traffic circle - (a little south of Bear Brook Park turnoff).
Proceed about 0.2 miles on Pine Acres Road until it ends at Albin Ave. Turn left on Alvin Ave and park at end
of road cul de sac at about 0.2 miles.
NOTE The six foot bank to river can be steep and muddy.


Meet at 6 PM

This Website: huffnpuff.info

your host - Paul Oman



Support our waterways. Please visit the Friends of the Suncook River website http://www.friendsofsuncookriver.org and find them on Facebook.


Membership is only $12 per year. Opportunities for directors and officers on this NH non-profit corporation. PLEASE JOIN - YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED


The mission of the Friends of the Suncook River is to maintain a healthy Suncook River watershed by educating and engaging citizens in its history, recreation, and protection


June - July - Aug -- free Sat. Night concerts on the Parade Grounds at Barnstead Parade (next the the dam/ramp) - 6 - 8 PM. Bring a chair and join us!


This season, like the last few seasons, is dedicated to the memory of my late wife,

Claire Elaine Wong Oman

Claire at Jenness Pond - Northwood, NH - 7/27/12


Goodbye my Sweet Wife, I will always Love You.

The pain never goes away

Claire Oman 9/3/14

Are there kayaks in Heaven?

Bella wishes you Happy Kayaking and

wants to meet you on Friday

Bella, my best friend, all time companion, and my family

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Recent  Trips



Aug 24 2018 Upper Suncook Lake - Barnstead

Aug 17 2018 -Lucas Pond - Northwood

Aug 10 - 2018 Chestnut Pond - Epsom

Aug 3 - rained out

July 27 - rained out

July 20 2018 - Pleasant Lake - Deerfield

July 13 2018 - Whites Pond - Pittsfield

July 6 2018 - Suncook River - Barnstead

June 29 2018 - Northwood Lake

June 23 2018 - Jenness Pond - about 14 kayaks attended

June 15 2018 - Lower Suncook Lake - Barnstead  - about 10  kayaks attended

June 8  2018 - Brindle Pond in Barnstead  - about 9  kayaks attended

June 1  2018 - Suncook River from the boat ramp at Drakes Field in Downtown Pittsfield  - about 11 kayaks attended





Jenness Pond  - Aug 11, 2017




Pleasant Lake  - July 28, 2017



Pleasant Lake  - July 28, 2017




White's Pond  - Pittsfield, July 21, 2017



suncook river


Suncook River  - Center Barnstead, July 14, 2017



Northwood Lake  - Northwood, July 7, 2017



Lower Suncook Lake  - Barnstead, June 23, 2017



Lower Suncook Lake  - Barnstead, June 23, 2017




Suncook River - Pittsfield, June 9, 2017


Suncook River - Pittsfield, June 9, 2017



Harvey Lake - Northwood - June 2, 2017



Harvey Lake - Northwood - June 2, 2017


Whites Pond - Pittsfield

Aug 26 2016





Lougee Pond - Barnstead  08/19/2016



Jenness Pond Aug 12 2016



Launching - Lower Suncook River Allenstown Aug 5 2016



Suncook River - Barnstead Parade  July 29 2016




Lower Suncook Lake Launching our kayaks  July 22 2016



Lucas Pond (Northwood) Launch Area  July 15 2016




The Dam / Floodgate on Northwood Lake (far west end)

July 8 2016




July 1, 2016

Suncrook River

Center Barnstead





Chestnut Pond - Epsom

Jun 24 2016





Pleasant Lake - June 17 2016  (Deerfield)



Pittsfield NH - Drake Field - Suncook River - June 10 2016





Harvey Lake - Northwood NH - June 3 2016



Whites Pond - Pittsfield  8/7/15



July 31 2015 - jenness pond northwood



Harvey Lake 7/24/2015



Suncook River - Barnstead NH June 26, 2015



chestnut pond  6/19/2015   


launching at Northwood Lake  June 5 2015


Final trip of the 2013 season - Northwood Lake

Sunset as we finish our paddling


Northwood Lake  boat ramp 2013

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

 June 5, 2015

Suncook River - Pittsfield

7 kayaks




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!


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

Goodbye my sweet wife, I will always love you.

Claire Oman 9/3/14

Are there kayaks in Heaven?

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.

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