It may be more of a drive from "down south" than other sections of the river, but a north country paddle rewards paddlers with great fishing, mountain vistas, and plenty of peace and solitude. For a three day, two night trip, consider putting in at the Arlin Brook. This is an unmarked access on state owned land, across the road from the visitor center on Route 3, two miles north of Colebrook (Those seeking a longer first day can put in in Canaan, seven miles further north). Paddle about 4.25 miles through quick water to Holbrook Point, a campsite developed in 2011 by the Vermont River Conservancy, with room for about three tents. From this site, it is a fourteen mile paddle to Lyman Falls. Adjacent to the old Lyman Falls dam, now breached, the property provides access to some of the finest trout fishing in New England and hosts several outstanding primitive canoe campsites.
The third day, paddle south through Bloomfield (consider making a pit stop at the historic Debanville General Store, an easy walk from the landing at the confluence with the Nulhegan) fourteen miles south to a takeout just past the Maidstone Bridge. You'll find a timber staircase on the New Hampshire side. The Northern Forest Canoe Trail's Maine Central Railroad Trestle Campsite makes a good resting point on route- it is immediately below a railroad trestle located in the middle of the river, about seven miles below Bloomfield.