The White Mountains have many opportunities for water recreation. Adjacent to the Lakes Region and with the major Saco River, Mt. Washington Valley is a great place for kayakers, fisherman, boaters, and swimmers.
The Saco River runs right through the heart of the Valley. Stretching 136 miles from Saco Lake found in Crawford Notch at the base of Mt. Washington, all the way to the Gulf of Maine and the Atlantic, just south of Portland, Maine. It is very popular with kayakers and canoeists. In the peak of summer, the Saco is known to see 7000+ people recreating on the water in the North Conway area on any given weekend. Additionally, the River is stocked with Brown, Rainbow, and Brook Trout annually, but make sure to check local regulations! Fishing is reserved for fly fisherman only in many areas along the river.
For boaters, Conway and Silver Lake’s have public access ramps to enjoy the fishing, water-skiing, and relaxing all while taking in the stunning mountain backdrop. If you travel further south toward the Lakes Region, you will find Ossipee and Squam Lake, as well as the largest body water in NH, Lake Winnipesauke.