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2014 Fall Releases:
Suncook—(not this year)
North Br P'cat—Oct 11 8am
Little Suncook—Oct 18 8am
Lower P'cat—Oct 25 9am

 
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Here's what the MVP is planning:


May TBD Stoney Creek Trip
Benscreek Canoe Club trip, see Dante DiOrio for details.
Jun TBDNational River Cleanup Week See Julie for Details.
Jun 27–28Winni Release/NESS RaceNo organized river groups; club BBQ at take-out?
Jul 10–12Deerfield River Festival Group camping on the festival grounds for a limited
number
of MVP Members. No organized river groups.
Jul 17–19MVP Rapid/Androscoggin Weekend  Group Camping at Clear Stream, Errol
Jul 31-Aug 2?IPC Multi-Group Weekend at the DeerfieldNo club river trip, but group camping and
food [Sat dinner] at Country Aire Campground
Aug 7–9Dead/Kennebec Forks Family WeekendGroup camping at Webb's.
Sep 26–28  West Release Weekend (2-day release)
Group camping & Low Country Boil at Jamaica State Pk.

For group camping: go here to reserve and pay on this MVP web site page.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 14 March 2015 )
 
Winter Pool Sessions

Winter pool sessions have begun. Come practice those skills. Its better to roll than swim, especially when the water temperature is only a little north of ice. Scheduled most weekends January thru early April; Thursday nights in Lebanon. 

Locations:

 – Manchester, NH YMCA
 – Nashua Boys & Girls Club
 – River Valley Club, Lebanon
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Cost: $15/session.  Three-session package $40. Season Pass (good for both pools) $75. Three-session Family Pass (2 Adults+Children) $75. Children 15 and under only $5.  Student/Instructor groups pay per/boat. Go here to pay.
Pool sessions in Dover under consideration. Info on other pool locations will be added as we hear about them.

Dates/Times/Locations:

Sun Jan 115:30pm–7:30pmManchester YMCA
Thu Jan 157:30pm–9:00pmRiver Valley Club
Sun Jan 255:30pm–7:30pmManchester YMCA
Sun Feb 1none  (Superbowl Weekend)
Sun Feb 88:00pm–9:30pmNashua B&G Club
Sun Feb 15TBD
Sun Feb 227:00pm–8:30pmNashua B&G Club
Thu Feb 267:30pm–9:00pmRiver Valley Club
Sun Mar 17:00pm–9:00pmNashua B&G Club
Sun Mar 85:30pm–7:30pmManchester YMCA
Sun Mar 157:00pm–8:30pmNashua B&G Club
Thu Mar 197:30pm–9:00pmRiver Valley Club
Sun Mar 225:30pm–7:30pmManchester YMCA
Sun Mar 297:00pm–9:00pmNashua B&G Club
Note:
Last dates confirmed.
Thu Apr 27:30pm–9:00pmRiver Valley Club

Directions to Manchester Pool:

Manchester YMCA
30 Mechanic Street, Manchester, NH 03101 603-623-3558

Follow I-293 (either direction) into Manchester to Exit 5/Granite Street. Follow the signs for "Elm Street/Downtown/The Millyard/Canal Street" to put you on Granite Street Eastbound. Cross the river on the Granite Street Bridge; drive part-way up the hill, cross over the RR tracks, turn left at the light onto Canal Street (by the bus terminal). Follow Canal Street a little under half-mile, turn right at the light onto Mechanic Street. The YMCA is almost all the way up the hill on the right. Park anywhere along the street.  The YMCA front doors will probably be locked; for the pool entrance walk back down the hill, go around the corner at the end of the building and down a small alley. Thru the gate, up a couple stairs, then thru a twisty-little-maze into the pool.

Sea Kayaks and Canoes – Turn righ onto Market Street (2 blocks before Mechanic Street), up the hill to end at City Hall (with the Mayors parking spot in front of you), turn left into the alley that goes along City Hall. Follow the alley across Stark Street. Look for the Bean and Bagel Shop followed by the Hearing Aid Store on the left. The small gate attached to the end of the Hearing Aid store (with the "no parking" sign) leads to the pool. Drop off your boat here (parking at the Hearing Aid Store is ok), and walk around to the other side of the building since you'll have to open the door from inside. (Note: We checked, and a 16-foot Wilderness Tsunami Touring Kayak just fits thru this entrance with 2-1/2 inches to spare.  Sea Kayaks and Canoes should probably consider using the Nashua pool since the pool is bigger and access is easier.)

Google Maps Link to Manchester Pool

Directions to Nashua Pool:

Boys and Girls Club of Nashua
47 Grand Ave, Nashua (603) 883-0523

From the highway, take exit 5A (That's Five-AEY), not 5E or 5W.

Northbound go past exits 5E and 5W; exit 5A is another couple hundred yards north. Southbound is easier to do a U-Turn at Exit 5 and come north to exit 5A. Go straight thru the first intersection, then you'll pass a school on the left. The B&G club is just past the school on the left behind a large baseball field. Turn left at the end of the baseball field and follow it all the way around.

If you use a GPS to get directions be aware that other folks have been led down the wrong side streets. The B&G Club is the building at the FAR CORNER of the ball field. So keep driving along the field, don't turn down the side streets.

To get to the pool, drive PAST the front entrance, turn right at the end of the building and go about 100 feet. The pool entrance for boats is halfway down the back end of the building. For Sea Kayaks ask the lifeguard to let you in the back entrance where it's a straight shot into the pool.

Google Maps Link to Nashua Pool

Directions to the RVC Pool:

River Valley Club, www.rivervalleyclub.com
33 Morgan Drive, Canterra Park, Lebanon, NH (603) 643-7720

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Google Maps Link to RVC Pool

Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 March 2015 )
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New Years Day on the Winni - '14


Start 2014 off right with the first paddling event of the year.

New Years day on the Winnipesaukee River in NH has been an MVP tradition for several years.

This year marks the 33th annual run.

We will be renting the Unitarian Church Hall on Central St. in Franklin NH. Take interstate 93 to exit 20.  Take a right on NH rt 3, 11 to Franklin approximately 4.5 miles.  Going South on Rt 3 (Central St) you go past the Mill Wheel (Trestle View Park), Past Grevior's Furniture over the Bridge and take a Right into LUCKIE LENNYS Parking Lot the Unitarian Church is right there! Across from Packer's Outlet. Hall Opens at 9:00 AM.  Paddlers can meet there to change and get a quick snack and hot drink before running the river. Shuttle at 10:00 boat at 10:30 Back to Hall for Pot Roast Dinner at 1:00 and back on the road by 4:00 pm!

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Last Updated ( Saturday, 14 September 2013 )
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National River Cleanup Week.

National River Cleanup Week is coming soon.  Please join us on Tuesday June 10th on the Souhegan River.

Help us clean the putins, takeouts, surrounding woods, road, and parking areas.

Bring gloves, bug spray, drinking water, and wear appropriate footwear and clothing for walking in the woods.  This is rain or shine, so rain apparel might be needed.

If someone could bring a wheelbarrow, it would be greatly appreciated.  George will provide event trash bags, arrange for removal of the collected trash and get us permission to park at Horseshoe Falls if necessary.

If time allows and equipment is provided, we could attempt to remove a tree when we are done.

Meet at the upper put in at 8am-or later.  Anyone willing to put any amount of time into this will be appreciated.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 May 2014 )
 
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