Kayaking and Mountain Biking Guides here at Great Glen work with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Teen Wilderness Adventures Programs.
The following trips are guided with Great Glen:
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During this thrilling session, you will navigate the rapids of rivers such as the Androscoggin and Magalloway. Using provided equipment we will learn kayaking techniques, how to read the river, and how to use the currents to your advantage. Programs will start on flatwater, then move onto quickwater, and finally onto Class I, II, and possibly III whitewater. Instruction will be provided by Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center (ACA accredited) along with AMC instructors. We will stay at a campground and paddle during the day.
6 Day Whitewater Kayak and Raft Trip 7/3-7/8
7 Day Backpack and Whitewater Kayak 7/9-7/15
11 Day Backpack and Whitewater Kayak 7/12-7/22
8 Day Hike, Rock Climb, Whitewater Kayak 7/22-7/29
7 Day Youth Adventure 8/5-8/11
(Hike, Whitewater Kayak, Backpack)
12 Day Rock Climb, Backpack, Whitewater Kayak 8/5-8/16
Watch for harbor seals near your boat while exploring the Maine Island Trail. Learn sea-kayaking techniques, proper equipment use, the basics of open-water navigation, and how to paddle with a fully loaded boat. We will practice Leave No Trace outdoor ethics as we camp on secluded offshore islands. Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center (American Canoeing Association accredited) and AMC instructors will provide instruction. All ocean-kayaking equipment will be provided for the days of adventure on the ocean.
14 Day Rock Climb, Backpack, Sea Kayak 7/1-7/14
7 Day Sea Kayak 7/15-7/21
7 Day Sea Kayak 8/12-8/18
Explore some of the best mountain-bike terrain in New Hampshire. You’ll start on Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center’s private bike trails to hone your skills on dirt roads, single track, and double track before venturing to other acclaimed areas for longer rides. Learn to shift like a pro, cross streams and logs, make field repairs, climb and descend with confidence, and be comfortable with varying terrain. Guides from Great Glen will join your AMC instructors to lead your rides. At the end of the day, retire to a campground for dinner and a swim. Mountain biking sections are designed for beginner to intermediate bikers to ensure that everyone is comfortable riding together. We recommend bringing your own bike if you have one, but pre-serviced bikes are available and included in the cost of the program.
5 Day Mountain Bike 7/10-7/14
5 Day Mountain Bike 7/31-8/4