Canoeing on the Saco River

Canoeing on the Saco River is great family fun. Next to North Conway, New Hampshire. Locations in Center Conway, NH and Fryeburg, ME. Start your canoeing adventure using any of our six planned routes or any combination! Enjoy all the beauty that Saco River has to offer with a fun canoe river trip or kayak river trip. Also offering tube river trips. Be certain to also review the Rules of the Saco River.

Fantastic river views and scenery all along a favorite New England waterway.

Saco River Routes

Day Trips and Tubing Trips

Starting Landing End Landing Miles Paddling Time
Redstone, NH Westons Bridge 6.7 miles - Rockie Start Unless River Conditions are perfect in depth we don't put our canoes out in this section as the rocks damage the boats bottoms.
Westons Bridge Swans Falls 3.4 miles - Portage around dam River current is very slow thru this section and there is portage around Swans Falls Dam that most don't want to carry canoes around. And they must carry not drag!
**Swans Falls Canal Bridge 3.8 miles 2 hr paddle- 1/2hr added for stopping
**Canal Bridge Walkers Bridge 7 miles 3 hr paddle- 1/2hr added for stopping
Swans Falls Walkers Bridge 10.8 miles 5 hr paddle- 1 hr added for stopping
Walkers Bridge Lovewell Pond 4.7 miles 4 hrs- approx 20 min. Paddle thru the canal that connects the Saco River to Lovewell Pond
Walkers Bridge Brownfield Bridge 8.6 miles
Brownfield Bridge Hiram Landing 13.8 miles Additional $25 for shuttle pick up from this landing
Swans Falls Brownfield Bridge 19.4 miles Great 2 day river trip
Conway Lake Conway Lake 1.5 miles from SVC 1hr up to 8 hrs - Center Conway Town Beach
Lovewell Pond Lovewell Pond 10 mins from SVC 1hr up to 8 hrs-Public Boat Launch
Tubing trips are available until Noon
Tubing-Swans Falls Canal Bridge 3.8 miles 4 hr float
Tubing: Saco River Motor Lodge access (not available on Sundays) Westons Bridge 3 miles 3 1/2hr float Only 2 mins from SVC and easy p/u at Westons