Contoocook River Stand Up Paddleboard

Contoocook River | Concord, New Hampshire

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Has it been a long week at the office or on the job? Do you need to get away from the house and yard work? Do you need to spend time together as a family or a couple? If you answered “yes” then the Contoocook River is calling you! 

Come spend the day relaxing on the river stand up paddleboarding. We are equipped with 10' to 12' paddle boards to rent and enjoy. 

What are you waiting for? 


Reservations are highly recommended to ensure availability. They are required for large groups. Reservations can be made by calling the shop at (603) 753-9804. If you are on a shuttle you must arrive 45 minutes before departure. RESERVATIONS CAN NOT BE MADE BY EMAIL.

What should you bring?

  • Water

  • Bathing Suit & Towel

  • Sunglasses

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Lunch

  • Extra change of clothes

  • River shoes, sandals or an old pair of shoes

  • Dry bag to keep items dry

  • Camera


School Trips and Youth Outings

Contoocook River Canoe Co. LLC specializes in outfitting larger groups. We offer a 10% discount when (5) or more paddleboards, kayaks or canoes are rented. School trips, summer day camps, youth and church groups, scout troops, chem.-free outings – we welcome. 

Company and Group Outings

Tired of the traditional indoor family or office functions? Need to boost the moral of your employees? If the answer is yes than drop the functions and have a family, alumni or office outing on the Contoocook River that everyone will rave about. Large groups and company outings are easily accommodated five days a week. We offer a 10% discount when (5) or more paddleboards, kayaks or canoes are rented. Call to inquire about renting space for “after-paddling” barbequing and picnicking.

Safety & Liability:

There are inherent risks in a trip on the river. Because of this, Contoocook River Canoe Co. LLC does not assume responsibility for the injury, death or loss of property. You will be required to watch a safety video and sign a liability release form before running the river.  Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent’s or guardian’s signature. Any one under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • No alcohol allowed.

  • Life jackets must be worn.



(Contoocook River rentals only)

Mid May to end of September (call to confirm beginning and end of season).

Monday: June through August 9:00am to 5:00pm

Tuesday: June through August 9:00am to 5:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

We close the Contoocook River rentals at the end of September.


Option #1

Rent a stand up Paddle Board from our beach and paddle from our beach and back.

Rate: $20.00 for a half day rental 9:00 am to 12:30 pm / 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

$30.00 for a full day rental 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Option #2

Rent a Stand Up Paddle Board and be shuttled 2 miles up river and paddle back to our shop

Shuttle departs at 1:00 pm (must be back by 5:00 pm)

(Must check in 45 minutes before departure)

Reservations recommended

The paddle back to the shop takes approx. 2 hours

Rate: $28.00 (includes transportation up river, Paddle Board, paddle, and life jacket)