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REDSTONE COVERED BRIDGE: 29.4 miles, 2 1/2 days. To really get away from it all, pack up your gear and enjoy a full weekend of great canoeing and camping along the banks of the Saco. This trip is for the more accomplished canoeist, as there are some Class 2 rapids. For a 3 day trip, continue past Woodland Acres and on down to Hiram (43.2 miles).

WESTON'S BRIDGE: 22.8 miles, 2 days. Begin your trip at the Fryeburg Town Beach, with a portage at Swan's Fall's. A good 2 full days of paddling.

SWAN'S FALLS: 19.4 miles, 1 1/2 days. The most popular overnight trip. Bring your tent and pack some food for a super weekend . . . spring, summer, or fall!

CANAL BRIDGE: 15.6 miles, 6 hours. This trip also makes a good easy overnight for novice canoeists. As a one-day trip, it's great for the more experienced. Be sure to br ing a picnic lunch to enjoy along the way. Plenty of sandbars for swimming.

HEMLOCK BRIDGE: 13.7 miles, 1 1/2 days. Put in on the Old Saco at a beautiful covered bridge. Follow the old course 1.6 miles to the Saco River for a great overnight trip .

WALKER'S BRIDGE: 8.6 miles, 4 hours. You'll have a chance to explore Pleasant and Lovewell's Ponds, then test your canoeing skills at the short stretch of rapids at Walker 's Rip, then down river to the campground.

LOVEWELL'S POND: 3.9 miles, 2 hours. You can paddle around the pond, then follow the outlet to the Saco just below Walker's Rip. Great trip for novices and families with children.

WOODLAND ACRES CAMPGROUND: An excellent halfway campground. Call Woodland Acres for reservations. Easy one day trip to Hiram from here.

HIRAM: 13.8 miles, 6 hours (long day) or easy overnight. You'll pass large clay cliffs, home to thousands of cliff swallows. In early spring, enjoy a nice 6 hour t rip. In summer make it an easy overnighter. This is the only trip that begins at Woodland Acres.


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