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Address: 78 Main Street, Kancamagus Hwy, Lincoln, NH 03251
Phone Number: +1 603-745-4806
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Self-Guided Kayak, Canoe & Bike tours in the beautiful White Mountains...

Self-Guided Kayak, Canoe & Bike tours in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire! Take a kayak or canoe tour on one of the most beautiful waterways in New England! Our trips leave our store on the Kancamagus Highway in Lincoln, NH 4 times a day , 7 days a week! Trip times are : 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, and 2:00pm. Our bike tours leave twice a day at 10:00 am and 1:00pm. River trips average 1.5 -2.5 hours. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy a swim while on your self-guided trip! Great for ages 8 and up! If your a novice or beginner kayaker, no problem! Our Ledges to Robins Nest trip is for begginers and families and easy to navigate! Give us a call or e-mail us for more info. We've been providing kayak, canoe and bike tours here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire since 1995!

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What a fabulous experience!

We're not really 'outdoors' people. We're a little overweight and couch potatoes! The river looked so inviting...so we waddled over to Art's on Main Street and decided to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We're not really 'outdoors' people. We're a little overweight and couch potatoes! The river looked so inviting...so we waddled over to Art's on Main Street and decided to go kayaking! We went with the amateur version of kayaking, with only a few gentle 'rapids'. We were dropped off at the river, given instruction and told where to meet up after... More 

2 Thank KatOwens99
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We started our kayaking season with a trip on the lower Pemi. Beautiful day. The sun shown through the green leaves. We were told that the water is lower than normal due to the lack of snow last winter. We bumped on a few rocks that we should have avoided but we greatly enjoyed the two hour trip.

Thank miller019
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

We took the morning kayak trip.it was a great fun. The staff explained everything we had to know for a safe journey.we left and came back on time. The river was fun, not too chalenging.a great half day expiriense.

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fastnh, Owner at Art's Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks enjoyed serving you and hope you enjoyed your visit to Lincoln, NH tee More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a bare bones, no frills easy way to get a 2 hr really fun kayak run down the Pemigewasset from the Ledges to Robin's Nest bridge. Art's crew will trailer your Yak or rent you one for $20 so $40 if you rent for the trip. They load you up, pack you in the van and drop off... More 

1 Thank Globe58Trotter
Groningen, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Art offers a tour down the river. You are dropped near a bridge and after passing the second one, which will take you approximately two hours, you will be picked up again. Driver offered good explanation for newbies in the kayak in advance, making sure everyone would be safe. The water was very low when we went so not too... More 

Thank Mimi180485
Holden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We are very familiar with the Lincoln/North Woodstock area and were looking for a quick family excursion on the Pemigewasset River. We have gone to Art's before and we had another GREAT TIME. Staff was informative and helpful and provided all the necessary instructions and guidance. We rented 4 kayaks and got on the short shuttle to the put in... More 

Thank Liz B
fastnh, Owner at Art's Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. People are quick to criticize but not always as fast to acknowledge good service! More 

Lincoln, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great double adventure. Biked on Saturday, Kayaked on Sunday. Good value, no frills, gets you right to the adventure. Excellent service, We had two great days one on the bike path through Franconia Notch the other kayaking on the Pemi.

1 Thank David L
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I went kayaking in North Carolina in June, and the experience there was so much better than with Outdoor Outfitters. The staff at Outdoor Outfitters really don't help you much at all! First, when you arrive at the river, they expect you to carry your own canoe or kayak down to the river. Our 11 year old daughters could not... More 

5 Thank Therese P
NHBETH, Owner at Art's Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback regarding our kayak trips™. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment. We take our guests feedback very serious and it helps us better our service and our goal to being the best kayak service in NH. ™. We welcome you to please contact us directly at kayaknh@hotmail.com and we will be happy to assist you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Nice day on the Pemi with the family on Fathers Day. Rented Kayaks for everyone - 3 singles and 1 double. Transported to and from river. Staff friendly. Facilities very basic but really didn't matter. No bathroom but allowed to use one in business next door except it was less than ideal. River was high from rain but we had... More 

Thank Bobbyd313
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a great activity for the families with teenagers. My 16 year old loved the bike tour. They take you in the mountains and drop you off on the bike trail and you ride your bike mostly downhill all through the parks and scenic areas. Best part of this is you go at your own pace and can stop... More 

Thank Robin W

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