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We Paddle on rivers, lakes, ponds, estuaries, and coasts throughout New England. We offer organized trips, courses, instruction, and great fun for canoeists and kayakers of all experience levels. Come paddle with us! Bring your boat or rent ours. Most trips are Free and Open to all!

Upcoming events (4)

NH AMC Level 2 Sea Kayak Trip Leader Training

Fort Foster

Sunday, May 16, 2021, 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Fort Foster, Kittery Point, ME,
Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast,

AMC Registration is required for this activity.


Date/Time: May 16th , 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Location: SCUBA beach parking area Fort Foster
NH AMC Level 2 Sea Kayak Leader Training

This is a one day level 2 training session for men and women interested in potentially becoming Sea Kayak trip leaders in the NH Chapter of the AMC.

No commitment on your part is required. Complete the training. If you successfully complete the class follow up by co-leading three future level two sea kayak day trips with me and complete an AMC Leadership class.

The training will be land and ocean based. You must already have Level 2 paddling skills, your own minimum 15 ½ ft sea kayak with perimeter lines, Spray Skirt, Wet/Dry Suit, Primary and Spare Paddles, PFD, Paddle Float, bilge pump and tow rope and a Portsmouth Harbor Nautical Sea Kayak Size Chart.

Here's what we'll cover during the day:
Trip Planning, Nautical Navigation, Paddling Sills, Rescue Skills, Wind, Weather, Tides and Current, Group Management and Emergency Situations (VHS Radio).

This class is open for up to 5 candidates. Candidates will be chosen for participation based on how closely they meet the equipment and proficiency requirements.

You need to submit an email to the leader indicating your current proficiency level (minimum level 2), confirmation that you have all of the required equipment and specify any prior kayaking courses you have participated in. Also any previous sea kayak rescue training.

NH AMC Biweekly Local Sea Kayak Practice and Instruction

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After you have registered on the AMC site your registration on Meetup will be moved to going.


NH CHAPTER SEA KAYAK RESCUE CLINIC Location Lake Potanapo, Brookline, NH, Corner of RT 13 and Mason Rd at the light., Registration is required for this activity. Contact the leader(s) if you have any questions.

Overview This is an after work paddling clinic intended to assist Level 2 Sea Kayak Paddlers or higher in achieving the ability they need to efficiently perform self and assisted sea kayak rescues including injured paddler rescues and high and low braces in anticipation of learning to roll.

The water is still very cold. Dry/Wet suits are required. If the water temp reaches 50 degrees by the trip date shorty wet suits will be allowed. 14 1/2 sea kayaks with bulkheads or flotation and euro paddles only.
Spray skirts are required.
Winds greater that 15knots, thunder, lightning or air temp less than 50 degrees cancels this event.
If you have never done a wet exit wearing a sprayskirt you will be required to be trained to perform one. Notify the instructor Prior to the event.

Rafting discount for Meet-Up members
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50% Discount on September Rafting in Maine
Northern Outdoors 10% Whitewater Rafting Perk. The discount is good on the Kennebec, Penobscot or Dead Rivers at any time during the 2014 season.
I’d also like to extend to you an Exclusive Offer ONLY AVAILABLE to Meetup Groups that display our Meetup Perk. We are offering a 50% rafting discount to Meetup Members for all Whitewater Rafting trips in September. To qualify for the discount members need to mention the 50% Meetup Member Discount at the time of reservation. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or promotion. If you’d like to make a reservation for September rafting simply call our office at[masked] and mention the 50% Meetup Member Discount and we’ll be happy to get things started for you. If you have any questions or would like any additional information please feel free to contact me by email or phone. Sincerely,
Russell (offer excludes September 6th and 20th on the Kennebec River)

AMC-NH Flatwater Paddle
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Spend a Sunday afternoon doing a gentle paddle down the Mighty Merrimack. Join us on a two and a half hour paddle down river passing sandy beaches where we can stop for lunch and/or a refreshing swim.

To register for this event, google "AMC-NH Paddlers". Under "All Trips" select "7/31/16 Merrimack River Flatwater Paddle." You will find the REGISTRAR's contact information that page.

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