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2015 Foliage Kayak and Canoe Rental

Your once in a lifetime foliage experience begins with a gentle launch from our sandy beach on to Powder Mill Pond where you will be surrounded by & engulfed in, an explosion of New England's finest foliage.

Gently paddle one of New England's highest rated flat water paddling ponds with nearly 500 acres of water that looks like a sheet of blue glass. Marvel at our stunning views of Mt. Monadnock and experience the countless extraordinary vistas, such as our Islands, covered bridge, railroad trestle, sand bars, beaches, secluded coves and the Monadnock regions extraordinary & abundant fauna & flora.

Bring your fishing license & drop your line into our waters teaming with Trout, eastern chain Pickerel, Pike, largemouth & smallmouth Bass, white & yellow Perch, Hornpout, Black Crappie & Bluegill.

As you paddle South, the pond transitions into the Contoocook river where you will quickly be flanked by dense foliage just a few feet from you on each river bank.

Like our pond, the river is packed with white pine, red maple, gray birch, alder, aspen, cherry, white birch, Appalachian oak & hemlock forests. Riverine habitat and it's associated grass, sedge and red maple wetlands all along the legendary Contoocook River. Encounters with black bear, white-tailed deer, American woodcock, wood ducks, mallards, black ducks, snowshoe hare and other small furbearing mammals is to be expected at Amazing Grace Marina, outfitters & river runners, in Bennington, NH

Choose from Three Options:

  • Full-day single kayak rental for one youth ages 9–16, $40
  • Full-day single kayak rental for one adult, $60
  • Full-day tandem kayak or canoe rental for two people, $65

Now accepting reservations for September 1st - October 31st

Call 603-892-5246 (we may be on the water).


~ OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. (Same day appointments no problem). Call 603-892-5246 (we may be on the water).

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time for equipment orientation and PFD fitting.

Can't make your appointment? Please call and let us know you are not coming.

~ Payment method is cash, thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long does the river run take until we get back to the marina?

A. If you ride the river down to the pond without stopping, it takes about 3.5 hours.

Q. Do you provide a personal Floation Device?

A. Personal Flotation Device with any boat rental is FREE.
Personal Flotation Device without a boat rental, $15 purchase

Q. What do you mean by "shuttle".

A. We will place your kayak or canoe on the back of our truck or shuttle bus and take you 12 nautical miles up river.

Q. Are there places to have a picnic along the way?

A. Yes, you will see various spots on the river and pond to pull over and have a snack.

Q. What do you mean by digital photo and video?

A. Upon request, we will take a few a digital photos and/or a video of you in your kayak or canoe from a vantage
point we have on a foot bridge. We will email or Dropbox you the photos and/or video. This service is offered
and done as a courtesy at no cost to you or your group. Please keep in mind, there may be times when we
cannot offer this service due to time or personnel constraints but we will make every effort to do so.

Q. Is there cell phone coverage along the river and pond?

A. Yes, as far as we know AT&T for sure.

Q. When do you think is the best peak foliage time to do the 2015 Foliage Rental & River Run?

A. It is often tricky to pinpoint "peak" foliage, as it is a moving target based on the daily weather conditions.
Awesome foliage can always be enjoyed in Southern New Hampshire from early September to late October
with "peak" occurring in mid October . There are many websites that predict foliage and we strongly encourage
you to check them along with the Farmer's Almanac.


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