Premier whitewater rafting is within walking distance of the Top Notch Inn! Leave your car at the motel—Raft NH is just down the street. A guided day with this all-inclusive company includes your safety gear, transportation, a light riverside snack and lunch! Whether this will be your first whitewater experience or not, Raft NH has a great day in store for you.
Below, you can find more information about the different trips and activities Raft NH offers:
Errol Rapid Class II – a fun, laid-back day on the river. Features 3-4 trips down the mile-length rapids. Perfect for families and beginner rafters.
- Monday - Friday during the early/late season
- Monday - Thursday during peak season
- $80 per adult, children 6-12 $75
Pontook Dam Class II & III – If your excitement is ready for a step up, try two runs on the Upper Androscoggin's longest section of Class II and III whitewater. There will be time for a swim, too!
- Saturday and Sunday during the early/late season.
- Friday - Sunday during peak season.
- $60 for adults, children 6-12 $45 May - June 30
- $65 for adults, children 6-12 $50 July 1- September 15
Magalloway River Class III & IV – Ready for the next level of adventure? The Magalloway is a solid Class III & IV river with rapids and holes your trip will surf and explore twice! This action-packed day is specifically designed for adults and children over twelve. This trip is only offered a few times throughout the summer, so make your reservation early.
- $109 per participant
Rapid River Class IV – Legendary among paddlers, this adventure is so remote many commercial outfitters have stopped running it. Revived by Raft NH, the run starts with a gorgeous 1.5 mile paddle across "Pond in the River" where our guides teach you the techniques of raft paddling. From there, it's all downhill: rapid after rapid, increasing in intensity for 4 miles, including holes the size of SUV's and towering waves.
Participants must be at least 14 years old due to the remote and extreme nature of this trip. There are very few evacuation points: once you start, you're committed! This trip is offered only a few times throughout the summer so make your reservation early—as the closest solid Class IV water from Boston, this trip fills up fast.
- $115 per participant.
Paws & Paddles – Enjoy a dog sled ride after your rafting adventure! You'll learn about dog sledding history, along with the various breeds and commands involved. Then harness the team and go for a wild ride behind a team of trained rescue and second-chance Alaskan Huskies! 4-5+ guests may ride together on this summer adventure. Early booking is recommended, as space is limited.
Errol Rapid Rafting Trip & Rolling Dogsled Ride
- Offered on Weekdays
- $110 Adults, Children 12 and under $99.
Pontook Dam Rafting Trip & Rolling Dogsled Ride
- Offered on Weekends (and Fridays starting after July 1st)
- $99 Adults, Children 12 and under $80.
Reservations are made directly with Raft NH. Please confirm check in times with Raft NH as well.
Rolling Dog Sled Ride & Demo – Enjoy incredible views of the Presidential Mountain Range while experiencing sledding right from Raft NH's kennel! There'll be no snow or cold, and guests get to learn about the history and sport of dog sledding in NH. Designed to be hands-on to guests' comfort level, participants have the opportunity to meet and greet the dogs, help harness and hitch the team, and even help drive!
The ride itself lasts 1-3 miles in our specially engineered rigs designed for comfort and safety—a musher will drive from the back just like a traditional winter sled, while guests sit up front. Please be prepared to provide the weight and age of those participating when making a reservation, as this allows us to determine the size of the team needed.
- $39 for 12 and under
- $48 for adults