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Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Equipment Rental

Outdoor equipment can be rented from the Equipment Room, which is located on the lower level of the Hamel Recreation Center. Items can be rented for camping, hiking, boating, climbing, and other outdoor sports. For a full list of gear available, please view Outdoor Adventure's website.

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Recreation Equipment Rentals

A wide variety of athletic equipment and outdoor gear can be rented, such as: basketballs, yoga balls, towels, kettleballs and more. 

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Equipment can be rented from the equipment room on the lower level of the Hamel Recreation Center with a valid ID.

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Outdoor Adventure Trips

Outdoor Adventure Trips include kayaking, backpacking, and others throughout New Hampshire and New England on most weekends throughout the academic year. Prices vary. Trips are available to faculty, staff, adjunct employees, students, and community members.

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Mendums Pond

The Outdoor Recreation Area is a beautiful 200-acre site just nine miles from Durham. The pond is located on the Little River, a tributary of the Lamprey River and part of the larger Piscataqua River watershed. The Area is perfect for boating and picnicking. Two picnic pavilions are provided and canoes and paddle boats are available for rent. Swimming is permitted, however, there are no lifeguards on duty. 

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Kayak Clinics

Kayak clinics are available every Wednesday night from 9-11pm at the Field House Indoor Pool. Learn to enter, exit, roll and other kayak skills. $5 per class, or $20 or 5 classes.

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Register in person at Swasey Indoor Pool. Space is limited, so it is best to show up early. For more questions, please contact Cary Rhodes at 862-1577 or cary.rhodes@unh.edu.

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Bouldering Wall

The UNH Bouldering wall is a 260 square foot climbing structure located in the Hamel Recreation Center. It was built in 2005 thanks to the generous support of the UNH Parents Association. Students and members of Hamel Recreation Center are welcome to use the wall free of charge. Climbing shoes are available for free at the recreation center's equipment window on the ground floor.

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