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Lake Tarleton

Piermont, NH

About This Trip

Home to Lake Tarleton State Park, this lake features views of Mt. Moosilauke, one of the 4000-footers of New Hampshire's White Mountains.

In the early 1990s, this pristine area was threatened by major development plans. Throughout the next decade, various fundraising campaigns and petitions to Congress secured over $7 million to conserve the surrounding land, including that which became Lake Tarleton State Park.

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Oliverian Pond

Benton, NH

About This Trip

Oliverian Pond is a flood control reservoir which sits along the 13-mile long Oliverian Brook. The brook begins on the flanks of Mt. Moosilauke, and eventually flows west to empty into the Connecticut River.

From the waters of Oliverian Brook, you'll witness the breathtaking view of the Owl's Head cliffs. This cliff is the western-most buttress of the Benton Range of mountains, which features two peaks found on the popular New Hampshire 52-With-a-View peakbagging list - Black Mt. and Blueberry Mt.

Both the Benton Range and Oliverian Pond fall within what is known as the "Pike Tract." In 1914, this 7,000-acre tract of land was purchased by the federal government as the first piece of what would, in 1918, become the White Mountain National Forest.

Comerford Reservoir

Monroe, NH

About This Trip

The Comerford Reservoir is a large body of water on the Connecticut River, formed by the Frank D. Comerford Dam. The dam sits on the state border, between the towns of Monroe, NH and Barnet, VT.

This large, lovely stretch of water offers a relaxing paddle in the center of the Connecticut River Valley.

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Lake Tarleton

Piermont, NH

About This Trip

Home to Lake Tarleton State Park, this lake features views of Mt. Moosilauke, one of the 4000-footers of New Hampshire's White Mountains.

In the early 1990s, this pristine area was threatened by major development plans. Throughout the next decade, various fundraising campaigns and petitions to Congress secured over $7 million to conserve the surrounding land, including that which became Lake Tarleton State Park.

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Oliverian Pond

Benton, NH

About This Trip

Oliverian Pond is a flood control reservoir which sits along the 13-mile long Oliverian Brook. The brook begins on the flanks of Mt. Moosilauke, and eventually flows west to empty into the Connecticut River.

From the waters of Oliverian Brook, you'll witness the breathtaking view of the Owl's Head cliffs. This cliff is the western-most buttress of the Benton Range of mountains, which features two peaks found on the popular New Hampshire 52-With-a-View peakbagging list - Black Mt. and Blueberry Mt.

Both the Benton Range and Oliverian Pond fall within what is known as the "Pike Tract." In 1914, this 7,000-acre tract of land was purchased by the federal government as the first piece of what would, in 1918, become the White Mountain National Forest.

Comerford Reservoir

Monroe, NH

About This Trip

The Comerford Reservoir is a large body of water on the Connecticut River, formed by the Frank D. Comerford Dam. The dam sits on the state border, between the towns of Monroe, NH and Barnet, VT.

This large, lovely stretch of water offers a relaxing paddle in the center of the Connecticut River Valley.

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Private Tour FAQ

Where to Meet

Paddlers should plan to meet at the respective launch sites for each trip. The specific location will be made available to you when your booking is complete. Equipment will be transported to the location for you; please plan to be there fifteen minutes prior to your departure time.

Physical Difficulty and Fitness Level

All tours are planned for roughly 4 hours of paddling, with the exception of the Oliverian Pond option, which is planned for roughly 2.5-3 hours. On the Long Pond, Oliverian Pond, Lake Tarleton, and Comerford Reservoir tours, you may choose to take a rest, return to shore, and/or shorten your paddling time as you see fit. (Please note, refunds will not be offered if you should choose to end your tour early.)

However, with the Connecticut and Ammonoosuc River paddles, you will be committed to 3-5 hours of paddling, as there are no bail-out options along the route. While not particularly demanding or strenuous, please be sure that you are at least in "fair" physical shape. The Ammonoosuc River does feature some small Class I rapids, but otherwise, the current in both rivers is quite slow, and cannot be counted on to carry you the whole way in a timely manner. Please use your best judgement on whether you are physically fit enough for these activities; we are not responsible for any injuries you may incur while on this trip.

Please notify your guide prior to departure of any injuries or other health concerns that may impact your trip.

Rain Policy

In the event of extreme weather, your trip may be cancelled at the discretion of the guide. In that event, refunds will be made available. We will also allow you to reschedule your trip for another date in the future.

Please note that rain alone will not always be cause for cancellation - please be prepared to paddle, rain or shine. Refunds will not be offered in the event of mild rainy weather; however, we will allow you to reschedule for another date in the future.

What's Provided; What to Bring

Paddlers will be provided with a paddle, a personal floatation device (PFD), a dry bag, and, of course, a boat.

Please Be Sure to Pack the Following Items:

  • Weather-appropriate clothing (wind-proof layers, rain gear, and/or warm clothing may be required)

  • Sun protection (sun screen, hat, sunglasses, etc)

  • Food and beverages (bagged lunches are available for purchase upon request; must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance; coolers are also available for rent)

  • Water-resistant bags for any sensitive items, like electronics, if extra space is needed (additional dry bags are also available for rent)

Private Tour FAQ

Where to Meet

Paddlers should plan to meet at the Ammonoosuc Outings headquarters at 9 Central Street, Woodsville, New Hampshire. We will then travel to the boat launch site as a group.

Please Note: Parking is somewhat limited at our headquarters location. Please DO NOT park in the large lot across the street - the church that owns the lot does not allow community members to park there. They do police the lot, and they have stated in the past that they will have non-church members towed. Public parking is available on the street, and near the boat launch.

Physical Difficulty and Fitness Level

All tours are planned for roughly 4 hours of paddling, with the exception of the Oliverian Pond option, which is planned for roughly 2.5-3 hours. On the Long Pond, Oliverian Pond, Lake Tarleton, and Comerford Reservoir tours, you may choose to take a rest, return to shore, and/or shorten your paddling time as you see fit. (Please note, refunds will not be offered if you should choose to end your tour early.)

However, with the Connecticut and Ammonoosuc River paddles, you will be committed to 3-5 hours of paddling, as there are no bail-out options along the route. While not particularly demanding or strenuous, please be sure that you are at least in "fair" physical shape. The Ammonoosuc River does feature some small Class I rapids, but otherwise, the current in both rivers is quite slow, and cannot be counted on to carry you the whole way in a timely manner. Please use your best judgement on whether you are physically fit enough for these activities; we are not responsible for any injuries you may incur while on this trip.

Please notify your guide prior to departure of any injuries or other health concerns that may impact your trip.

Rain Policy

In the event of extreme weather, your trip may be cancelled at the discretion of the guide. In that event, refunds will be made available. We will also allow you to reschedule your trip for another date in the future.

Please note that rain alone will not always be cause for cancellation - please be prepared to paddle, rain or shine. Refunds will not be offered in the event of mild rainy weather; however, we will allow you to reschedule for another date in the future.

What's Provided; What to Bring

Paddlers will be provided with a paddle, a personal floatation device (PFD), a dry bag, and, of course, a boat.

Please Be Sure to Pack the Following Items:

  • Weather-appropriate clothing (wind-proof layers, rain gear, and/or warm clothing may be required)

  • Sun protection (sun screen, hat, sunglasses, etc)

  • Food and beverages (bagged lunches are available for purchase upon request; must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance; coolers are also available for rent)

  • Water-resistant bags for any sensitive items, like electronics, if extra space is needed (additional dry bags are also available for rent)