Paul Basham wrote this piece on paddling the Contoocook for the Concord Insider.
The Contoocook River is 71 miles long, and I canoed nine of those miles with my daughter, Carolyn Blasko, and her son, Jay, on May 26. We were shuttled up to the Contoocook Village with our rental canoe by the Contoocook River Canoe Co. of Concord, with Will Hastings as our van driver. Prior to leaving on the shuttle, Patrick Malfait, owner of the Contoocook River Canoe Co., demonstrated how to correctly wear a life jacket, gave out maps of the river and answered questions from those making the trip.
Read the full piece here.