The area around Errol, north of Berlin , affords the opportunity for both flat-water and white-water canoeing. Located on the Androscoggin River, Northern Waters Canoe and Kayak (Rte. 26, off Rte. 16, Errol, 603/482-3817, www.beoutside.com ) rents boats to explore the moose- and waterfowl-infested Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge (Rte. 16, 5 miles north of Errol, 603/482-3415, http://lakeumbagog.fws.gov ).
It also leads kayak clinics down the New Hampshire stretch of the Androscoggin River (www.avcnet.org/arwc ) on a stretch including Class II and III rapids. Northwoods Rafting (308 Milan Rd./Rte. 16, Milan, 603/449-2628, www.northwoodsrafting.com ) also leads white-water rafting trips on the Androscoggin.