Watch a short video about North Star's canoing and kayaking trips

North Star Livery is a family owned and operated canoe and kayak rental business on the Connecticut River in Cornish, New Hampshire.  As the oldest private full service outfitter on the Connecticut River we have been helping people enjoy this pristine waterway for 30 years. The Connecticut River offers the canoeist and kayaker a peaceful journey into our New England past.  Islands along the way offer wonderful opportunities for picnics, swimming and just plain relaxing.  Fishermen will find excellent opportunities for bass, pike and trout.   


North Star Canoe Rentals is open Saturdays and Sundays for our overnight, full and half day trips. We are avalible for groups and overnight trips monday-friday by reservation only. Our operating seson is Memorial Day through Labor Day. Our trips are run on a section of the river which is classified as moving flat water, making it suitable for people of all ages and canoeing abilities. Our rental boats are 17-foot Old Town canoes, Old Town tandem or single kayaks, sit-a-tops and, for a very lazy drift, we offer tubes. Our small shuttle buses provide convenient services for rented as well as privately owned boats.


Our experienced staff can help you plan a trip that meets your interests and abilities whether it is a peaceful few hours, a full day on the water or overnight camping adventures.  North Star Staff is trained to help you with your trip logistics, everything from loading and unloading your boats to maps, paddle briefing, good fishing and swimming holes or where to get a great picnic lunch. Our goal is that you will enjoy the river as much as we do.

Dogs welcome on the river!



Enjoy this short video about the north star experience