Saco River, N.H.
When your legs are weary from days of arduous hiking in the Whites, let your arms take over and canoe down the Saco River. The narrow waterway weaves from Crawford Notch in the heart of the White Mountains all the way through southeastern Maine, before emptying into the Atlantic at the city of Saco, south of Portland. In Conway, there are any number of access points and canoeing options along the river, from a 3-mile trip to a three-day, 40-mile canoe-camping journey to Hiram, Maine. Rent canoes with Saco Bound Outfitters and you can paddle for three hours to the put-out at Pigs Farm. Many paddlers will stop along the sandy shores to picnic and swim. www.sacobound.com