2015 Fall Releases:
West—Sep 27-28 (Low
  water; may not happen)
Suncook—(not this year)
Dead 6000—Oct 3
North Br P'cat—Oct 10 8-4
Little Suncook—Oct 17 8-4
Lower P'cat—Oct 24 9-3


2016 Spring/Summer Activity Calendar

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 25Basic Swiftware Safety Course
Level 1 Course for MVP Members – estimated cost $30 each.
Jun 25–26Winni Release/NESS Race No organized river groups; club BBQ at take-out?
Jun 25–26Deerfield River Festival 
Camping on the festival grounds. Same weekend as Winni.
July 15-17 MVP Rapid/Androscoggin WeekendGroup Camping still TBD.
Aug 6–7IPC Deerfield Reunion Weekend Deerfield Weekend; Camping and BBQ at Country Aire.
Aug 10–12Pre-Forks Padding in Quebec
Drive to the Dead via Quebec, see Skip for details.
Aug 12–14Dead/Kennebec Forks Family WeekendGroup camping at Webb's.
Aug 26–28Magalloway WeekendJoint trip with Penobscot Paddle & Chowder Society.
Sep 23–25 
West Release Weekend
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 ( Friday, 13 May 2016 )
2016 MVP Calendars Available.

Thanks to Dave Hogan and a host of club photographers, we now have official MVP Club Calendars. Photos used on the calendar are shown above (a different photo shows up every time you refresh the site).

 Cost is only $15 each.  Order by December 27th, delivery at the New Years Day Event.

 Pay via the payment page (click here)  /SOLD OUT—Sorry/

Last Updated ( Monday, 28 December 2015 )
New Years Day on the Winni - '16

Start 2016 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 decades.

This year marks the 35th 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!

The take-out tent is sponsored by the fine folks from Choose Franklin. More info on the Franklin, NH city web site.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 26 December 2015 )
Winter Pool Sessions 2016

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. 



 – Manchester, NH YMCA
 – Nashua Boys & Girls Club
 – River Valley Club, Lebanon
Cost: $18/session (paid on-line in advance).
  $23/session (on-site credit-card, cash, etc).
  Three-session package (online only) $45.
  Season Pass (good for all pools) $80.
  Three-session Family Pkg (2 Adults+Kids) $80.
  Children 15 and under $5 (with paying adult).
  Student/Instructor groups can pay per/boat.
Go here to pay.

Other [Non-MVP] pool sessions:

Brookline, MA (Run by Boston AMC'ers)—Evelyn
Kirrane Aquatics Center, 60 Tappan St, Brookline,
Mass. Go to this facebook group for details.

MVP Pool Session Dates/Times/Locations:

Sun Jan105:30pm–7:00pmManchester YMCA
Thu Jan 147:30pm–9:00pmRiver Valley Club
Sun Jan 175:30pm–7:00pmManchester YMCA
Sun Jan 24
5:30pm-7:00pm Manchester YMCA
Sun Jan 31
5:30pm-7:00pm Manchester YMCA
Sun Feb 7none  (Superbowl Weekend)
Sun Feb 14
6:00pm–7:30pmNashua B&G Club
Thu Feb 187:30pm–9:00pmRiver Valley Club
Sun Feb 215:30pm–7:00pmManchester YMCA
Sun Feb 286:00pm–7:30pmNashua B&G Club
Sun Mar 6
5:30pm–7:00pmManchester YMCA
Sun Mar 136:00pm–7:30pmNashua B&G Club
Thu Mar 177:30pm–9:00pmRiver Valley Club
Sun Mar 296:00pm–7:30pmNashua B&G Club
Additional TBD.

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,
33 Morgan Drive, Canterra Park, Lebanon, NH (603) 643-7720



Drive in along the right side of the facility; enter the pool via back door.

Important Note: The Lebanon Pool is a Salt Water Pool!!!

Google Maps Link to RVC Pool

Last Updated ( Sunday, 14 February 2016 )
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