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Concord, NH – Clear your schedule on Sunday, July 27 to join a Paddle Trip on the Merrimack River hosted by Five Rivers Conservation Trust, Merrimack County Savings Bank and Quickwater Canoe & Kayak.

Starting at 11:00 a.m. through noon, boaters can launch their boat at the County Farm in Boscawen for a 10 mile paddle down the Merrimack to the Quickwater location, on Hannah Dustin Drive on the Canterbury/ Concord line.  The trip should take 3-4 hours of paddling.  Refreshments will be available, but all participants should bring plenty of water and snacks for the trip.

Participants can bring their own boat or rent one, as well as life jacket, paddles, and other material, from Quickwater ( -- each paddler is responsible for making their own arrangements for a boat. Quickwater Canoe & Kayak will shuttle participants back to their cars at the county farm at the end of the day.

To pre-register for the paddle, send an e-mail to Julie Pifer at or call 225-7225.  The trip is free, but contributions to Five Rivers at the check-in will be gratefully accepted.

Five Rivers Conservation Trust, headquartered in Concord, New Hampshire, is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting open space across the heartland of central New Hampshire. This beautiful rolling landscape is drained by five waterways that converge in the Concord area - the Merrimack, Contoocook, Blackwater, Warner, and Soucook Rivers. It is a region of picturesque country villages and a delightful mix of fields and forests, farms and wetlands, and other special places. Five Rivers is an active land trust conserving special places for future generations.

For more information see their website at, or call Beth McGuinn at 225-7225.