Float Down the Saco River in New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley This Summer
Did you know that you can go tubing down the Saco River in Mount Washington Valley, New Hampshire?
At approximately 136 miles long, the Saco River travels from Saco Lake in the White Mountains through Harts Location, Bartlett, and Conway before making its way into Maine, according to the NH Department of Environmental Services. It attracts visitors who want to enjoy outdoor recreational activities like "fine fishing, canoeing, kayaking, sight-seeing, hiking, and camping".
The Saco River Tubing Center offers plenty of ways for tourists to make the most of their time at the river, known for its "sandy beaches and crystal clear water" that averages just three feet deep during the summer months.
Courtesy of the tubing center, you have multiple tubing experiences to choose from. According to the website, the two-hour, 1-Mile Float resembles a water park's lazy river. The 3-Mile Redstone Rapids Float takes things up a notch, with "3 sections of small rapids (when water levels allow) as well as beaches and rope swings." The 3-Mile Covered Bridge Float finishes at Conway's Covered Bridge, and has one small rapid. Lastly, there's the 5-Mile Float, a lazier ride that takes five to seven hours depending on river levels.
The Tubing Center also offers Kayak & Canoe River Trips, which you can learn about here.
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