Welcome to Quickwater Canoe & Kayak. We’re a t-shirt and shorts kind of business with a flare for making customer experiences awesome and understanding our customers needs. We are a family owned paddle sport retail and rental center located on the Merrimack River in Concord, NH. We run 15 miles of the best river in New Hampshire offering 5, 10 or 15 mile trips with shuttle services in a very rural setting with many scenic beaches, great fishing and the wilderness experience of day tripping or overnight beach camping.

“Amazing day today on the river thanks to Quickwater! They are helpful, accomodating, and excellent customer service professionals! I highly recommend them if you are in the area and want a relaxing day on the water! A++……….”

Some of you may remember us as Hannah’s Paddles which we operated until 2005. Quickwater was founded in 2012 on the idea of providing the best water sport service and experience possible. Our business philosophy is simple…..we sell experiences, not products. The result of every item we sell is your experience on the water. We put our customers needs first and will never compromise those needs for profit.¬†We believe trust and honesty tailored with quality equipment is the foundation of a reputable business. That’s our value proposition.

We hope to see you in our shop or on the water.

Aaron, Denise, Hannah & Ashley


Aaron – ‘The Captain’. Manages retail sales, demos and instructions. Shuttle driver, purchasing manager, order taker and janitor. Answers to the Customers, the Queen, First Mate and Greenhorn. Can be found on a river or lake near (or very far) from you.


Denise – ‘The Queen’. Runs the show. Manages customer service, rentals, reservations and drives the shuttle. Keeps First Mate, Greenhorn (and the Captain) in line. Can be found on the river with the Captain and family or tending to her lovely flower garden.


Hannah – ‘First Mate’. All things assistant. Boat washer, demo assistant, register assistant and whatever else needs to be done. Wants to drive the shuttle van. Supervises the Greenhorn. Can be found on the river with family or cruising in fourth gear on her dirt bike.


Ashley – ‘The Greenhorn’. Life jacket and paddle washer. General entertainment for the crew. Can be found on the river tethered to the Captain for a ‘free ride’ or watching movies on her iPad.



Quickwater Canoe & Kayak