Who We Are, What We Do

Who We Are,

What We Do

Our People

Nate Swain

Nate Swain is an avid outdoorsman with lifetime of hiking and paddling experience. In 2022, Nate finished hiking the Northeast 115, a list of 115 mountains with elevation over 4,000 feet in Catskills (NY), Adirondacks (NY) Green Mountains (VT), White Mountains (NH,) and Longfellow Mountains (ME). Nate also has over a decade of experience in the foodservice and hospitality industries, and brings his customer service expertise to Ammonoosuc Outings.

Carissa Swain

Carissa Swain is a veteran of the food service and hospitality industries. She also has over 15 years of experience in human services. She is an experienced paddler, hiker, and hunter. Carissa has explored hundreds of miles of trails and waterways in the White Mountains and Green Mountains regions.

Les Swain

Les Swain is lifetime hiker and adventurer, as well as a professional driver. In 2018, Les traversed over 50 miles through the Andes Mountains in Peru to reach Machu Picchu. With nearly 25 years as a professional CDL driver, he brings his dedication to safety and his love of the great outdoors to Ammonoosuc Outings.

Our People

Nate Swain

Nate Swain is an avid outdoorsman with lifetime of hiking and paddling experience. In 2022, Nate finished hiking the Northeast 115, a list of 115 mountains with elevation over 4,000 feet in Catskills (NY), Adirondacks (NY) Green Mountains (VT), White Mountains (NH,) and Longfellow Mountains (ME). Nate also has over a decade of experience in the foodservice and hospitality industries, and brings his customer service expertise to Ammonoosuc Outings.

Carissa Swain

Carissa Swain is a veteran of the food service and hospitality industries. She also has over 15 years of experience in human services. She is an experienced paddler, hiker, and hunter. Carissa has explored hundreds of miles of trails and waterways in the White Mountains and Green Mountains regions.

Les Swain

Les Swain is lifetime hiker and adventurer, as well as a professional driver. In 2018, Les traversed over 50 miles through the Andes Mountains in Peru to reach Machu Picchu. With nearly 25 years as a professional CDL driver, he brings his dedication to safety and his love of the great outdoors to Ammonoosuc Outings.

Our Purpose

Exploration of the Great Outdoors

The primary goal of Ammonoosuc Outings is to make the magic of New Hampshire's wild woods and waterways more accessible to everyone.

We believe that everyone can benefit from spending more time outside, and enjoying the beauty that nature has to offer. From the physical health benefits that come from the exercise of hiking, and paddling, to the mental health benefits that come from escaping the busy world and enjoying the peace of a distant viewpoint, there is a benefit to be reaped by all.

Stewardship of the Wilderness

Leave No Trace

At Ammonoosuc Outings, we believe that enjoying the splendor of nature comes with the responsibility of protecting it.

All our guides are educated in Leave No Trace principles, and we will do our best not only to adhere to them in all our activities, but to educate all our customers on LNT best practices.

While there are several key principles to the concept of Leave No Trace, the essence of it can be distilled into this one sentence:

"Take only pictures, leave only footprints."

If you're interested in learning more about Leave No Trace, and would like a little more education on the topic, the organization offers a free online training course.

Community Projects

Nate Swain is a trail adopter with AMC, and volunteers his time to maintain the southern section of the Franconia Ridge Trail. Ammonoosuc Outings, LLC is in the process of adopting its own section of trail, as well.

Trail Adopter responsibilities involve making at least two work trips per year, to conduct basic maintenance activities such as clearing fallen trees, repairing and clearing erosion-preventive drainages, and re-defining trail corridors.

In addition, Ammonoosuc Outings is in the process of bringing a sponsored Wilderness First Aid course to the Woodsville/Haverhill community, in order to better prepare outdoorsfolks for unexpected events in the backcountry.

Our Purpose

Exploration of the Great Outdoors

The primary goal of Ammonoosuc Outings is to make the magic of New Hampshire's wild woods and waterways more accessible to everyone.

We believe that everyone can benefit from spending more time outside, and enjoying the beauty that nature has to offer. From the physical health benefits that come from the exercise of hiking, and paddling, to the mental health benefits that come from escaping the busy world and enjoying the peace of a distant viewpoint, there is a benefit to be reaped by all.

Stewardship of the Wilderness

Leave No Trace

At Ammonoosuc Outings, we believe that enjoying the splendor of nature comes with the responsibility of protecting it.

All our guides are educated in Leave No Trace principles, and we will do our best not only to adhere to them in all our activities, but to educate all our customers on LNT best practices.

While there are several key principles to the concept of Leave No Trace, the essence of it can be distilled into this one sentence:

"Take only pictures, leave only footprints."

If you're interested in learning more about Leave No Trace, and would like a little more education on the topic, the organization offers a free online training course.

Community Projects

Nate Swain is a trail adopter with AMC, and volunteers his time to maintain the southern section of the Franconia Ridge Trail. Ammonoosuc Outings, LLC is in the process of adopting its own section of trail, as well.

Trail Adopter responsibilities involve making at least two work trips per year, to conduct basic maintenance activities such as clearing fallen trees, repairing and clearing erosion-preventive drainages, and re-defining trail corridors.

In addition, Ammonoosuc Outings is in the process of bringing a sponsored Wilderness First Aid course to the Woodsville/Haverhill community, in order to better prepare outdoorsfolks for unexpected events in the backcountry.

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