Paddle the Border

This event which occurs twice a year,  is a canoe and kayak paddle on the Connecticut River held in May and October.   The Chamber is always pleased to co-sponsor this event along with organizations including the Newbury Conservation Commission, Bradford Conservation Commission, Haverhill Recreation Commission and other area organizations.  Paddle the Border attracts a wide array of participants of all ages from all over our region, our country and even international participants.  The event, which has grown every year, also features music, food and informational booths.

The 2019 Fall Paddle the Border events is scheduled for Sunday, October 6th.

Spring 2018

Despite rainy weather at the start, 45+ paddlers ventured down the Connecticut for a fun and enjoyable trek!  After arriving, paddlers were greeted with music from the Strawberry Farm Band as well as delicious hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages, courtesy of the Cohase Rotary Club.

Fall 2017

90+ boats were launched and over 100 people participated in the 2017 Fall Paddle the Border. People came from all over NH, VT, MA and CT as well as people from other countries including Sweden, Germany and Canada! The temperature started out cold but warmed up quickly! It is great when community groups come together. Financial support and volunteer support were provided by Newbury Conservation Commission Cohase Chamber of Commerce, Bradford Conservation Commission, Haverhill Recreation and The Upper Valley Land Trust. Thanks to all the volunteers and especially Michael Thomas who is the key force behind this event which is held twice a year!