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Five Rivers’ Contoocook River Paddle August 2017

On a glorious sunny August day, 50 paddlers joined Five Rivers for a trip down the Contoocook River. The Hopkinton-Everett dam released water from the recent rains, giving us a little more current for extra push through 9 miles of river corridor.

Paddlers saw lots of wildlife – eagles, osprey, and great blue heron; turtles, a harmless snake and damselflies, to name a few. We passed by two of the other Five Rivers – the Blackwater and the Warner, with miles of frontage between them, along Bohanan Farm, a Five Rivers conserved property.

We capped off the day with ice cream donated by Granite State Candy Shoppe in Concord.

Thanks to Granite State Candy, the Contoocook River Canoe Company who provided discounted boat rentals and transportation and to Revision Energy, our overall Event Sponsor.