Recently moved to new England from the PNW and looking for places to go with my wife and young kids and dog.
We are looking for places that are first come first serve ideally though ok with reservation systems. However, since coming out here and just using topo maps to find places, we have been surprised how many have lakes have a lot of waterfront development.
Looking for ideas for canoe camping options on lakes or rivers with no motor traffic.
I’ve seen the Northern forest canoe trail which has some promising options, but even then, it looks like there are a number of the lakes that still have motor traffic.
We are located in Manchester NH, so the closer the better, but definitely looking for remote places. Are happy to carry our canoe a mile or so to put in, but would also be great if less as our kids are young and limited in their ability to assist:)
2-3 day trips would be great. Lake trips are nice given the simpler logistics vs shuttling cars.