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Address: 78 Main St, Kancamagus Hwy, Lincoln, NH 03251-4305
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+1 603-745-4806
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Self-Guided Kayak, Canoe & Bike tours in the beautiful White Mountains...

Self-Guided Kayak, Canoe & Bike tours in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire! Take a kayak or canoe tour on one of the most beautiful waterways in New England! Our trips leave our store on the Kancamagus Highway in Lincoln, NH 4 times a day , 7 days a week! Trip times are : 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, and 2:00pm. Our bike tours leave twice a day at 10:00 am and 1:00pm. River trips average 1.5 -2.5 hours. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy a swim while on your self-guided trip! Great for ages 8 and up! If your a novice or beginner kayaker, no problem! Our Ledges to Robins Nest trip is for begginers and families and easy to navigate! Give us a call or e-mail us for more info. We've been providing kayak, canoe and bike tours here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire since 1995!

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A great trip!

We spent half of a 90 degree plus day kayaking the Pemi River. What a great experience. Mellow water, few people and great fun. Our only complaints were the lack of a changing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 August 2016
Tiki L
Delta Junction, Alaska
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure why there are so many positive reviews here and so many negative on Yelp. Also, I wish I trusted the reviews on Yelp because a lot of people had an experience similar to ours. If you consider renting from this place, I recommend you read reviews on both sites before making a decision. We rented 2 single... More 

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fastnh, Owner at Art's Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this review

I was asked by my driver to pick these folks up because they were rude and uncooperative when he dropped them off. They were Russians and did not want to listen to his description of how to paddle the river without having to get out, watching for the channels thru rapids, dark water being deeper ,etc. He told them they,should... More 

Delta Junction, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We spent half of a 90 degree plus day kayaking the Pemi River. What a great experience. Mellow water, few people and great fun. Our only complaints were the lack of a changing room and bathroom. Oh, and we really felt that a little cooler should have been an option. We made due with warm drinks. We got good instruction... More 

Thank Tiki L
Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We rented four bikes for Franconia Notch bike path- the bikes were old , unsafe and in need of repair... First, there were no gears or hand brakes. The foot brakes on the bike were not working well- they were almost nonexistent, especially for a tour that is touted at 90% downhill! Second, the tires were in dire need of... More 

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fastnh, Owner at Art's Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this review

Our bikes are expertly maintained. The air pressure is checked and the van carries an air compressor to the drop off. We tell people to call if they encounter a problem and we will run a replacement bike to them. Hand brakes have proved to be hazards when dealing with people who don't ride regularly. We add new bikes every... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We're not really 'outdoors' people. We're a little overweight and couch potatoes! The river looked so inviting...so we waddled over to Art's on Main Street and decided to go kayaking! We went with the amateur version of kayaking, with only a few gentle 'rapids'. We were dropped off at the river, given instruction and told where to meet up after... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We started our kayaking season with a trip on the lower Pemi. Beautiful day. The sun shown through the green leaves. We were told that the water is lower than normal due to the lack of snow last winter. We bumped on a few rocks that we should have avoided but we greatly enjoyed the two hour trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

We took the morning kayak trip.it was a great fun. The staff explained everything we had to know for a safe journey.we left and came back on time. The river was fun, not too chalenging.a great half day expiriense.

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fastnh, Owner at Art's Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks enjoyed serving you and hope you enjoyed your visit to Lincoln, NH tee More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

This is a bare bones, no frills easy way to get a 2 hr really fun kayak run down the Pemigewasset from the Ledges to Robin's Nest bridge. Art's crew will trailer your Yak or rent you one for $20 so $40 if you rent for the trip. They load you up, pack you in the van and drop off... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Art offers a tour down the river. You are dropped near a bridge and after passing the second one, which will take you approximately two hours, you will be picked up again. Driver offered good explanation for newbies in the kayak in advance, making sure everyone would be safe. The water was very low when we went so not too... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

We are very familiar with the Lincoln/North Woodstock area and were looking for a quick family excursion on the Pemigewasset River. We have gone to Art's before and we had another GREAT TIME. Staff was informative and helpful and provided all the necessary instructions and guidance. We rented 4 kayaks and got on the short shuttle to the put in... More 

Thank Liz B
fastnh, Owner at Art's Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. People are quick to criticize but not always as fast to acknowledge good service! More 

Lincoln, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Great double adventure. Biked on Saturday, Kayaked on Sunday. Good value, no frills, gets you right to the adventure. Excellent service, We had two great days one on the bike path through Franconia Notch the other kayaking on the Pemi.

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