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“Saco river @ Eastern Slopes Camping”
Review of Saco River

Ranked #22 of 58 things to do in Conway
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Sterling, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Saco river @ Eastern Slopes Camping”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

The river is beautiful. So much fun riding down on a float .Started at beach 1 down to beach 2 Water was so clean and refreshing. Fun fun fun

Visited July 2013
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English first
Weston,CT
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Kayaking on the river”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a great time kayaking down the river. The company drove us to the beginning of the run and then ended at their base. The water was cold but refressing. 7 miles was about right for us.

Visited July 2013
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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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482 reviews
293 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 449 helpful votes
“Covered Bridges Span the Saco River”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

On the Saco River in New Hampshire are two historic covered bridges. In Bartlett Township, located just off US 302 and visible from the highway, the single-span, 166-ft (50.6-m) Bartlett Bridge (1857) uses a Paddleford truss and an arch to cross the river. Its exterior structure is painted red with white trim. Very limited parking is onsite. Closed to traffic, a private, seasonal gift shop now occupies the span. Its presence limits its scenic appeal for photographers. Downriver in Conway, located on Washington Street near NH 113, the red-roofed, sidewalk bearing, two-span, 225-ft (68.6-m) Saco River Bridge (1890) also uses a Paddleford truss and an arch to span the same river. Its exterior structure is mostly beautifully weathered wood. Each portal is painted green with white trim. Plentiful parking is in a nearby riverside park. Excellent bridge views are available there. Open to traffic, the Saco River is one of New Hampshire’s most scenic, accessible, and well-preserved covered bridges. I enjoy seeing it during peak fall foliage and in every other season.

Visited October 2012
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful, clear, cold water.”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Beautiful scenery and the water is amazing clear. Plenty of places offer transportation, for a fee, up the river so you an then float down on a tube/canoe/kayak to your car/campsite. Stop on the way down for a picnic.

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Crystal C
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Denton, Texas
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful, lots of fun”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

A day on the Saco is a great day. The water is clean and refreshing and the scenery is beautiful. Rent a kayak or just float on a tube. Only negative point is that it can get crowded on summer weekends.

Visited August 2012
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