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Androscoggin River: Shelburne to Newt’s Landing

This beautiful, 12.5 mile stretch of the Androscoggin River straddles the Maine-New Hampshire border, offering views of Maine’s rolling mountains, as well as glimpses of the mighty Presidential Range that rises in New Hampshire. As this river drops through valleys,…


Androscoggin River Newt’s Landing to Moran’s Landing

The Androscoggin winds past Bethel, a small mountain town, on this 10.3 mile stretch. The waters remain calm, with only a few rips that even beginner paddlers can handle. The current is modest, allowing you to relax and take in…


Sandy River

The Sandy River flows east out of western Maine’s mountains for 52 miles before its confluence with the Kennebec, seven miles upstream of the village of Norridgewock. The Sandy provides a diversity of trip experiences for the recreational paddler. Its…


Carrabassett River

The Carrabasset is a mountain river with its headwaters on the flank of Maine’s Sugarloaf Mountain. While its headwaters reaches are rugged and hard to catch, a seven mile stretch below Kingfield runs frequently in May and is great option…


Kennebago Lakes and River

Little Kennebago Lake, Kenebago Lake, and the Kennebago River offer fine day tripping in the forests northwest of Rangeley, Maine. The trick in knowing where to obtain access. In the summer, a short 3.75-mile paddle along the river is great…


North Branch Dead River

The North Branch Dead River flows from the beautiful Chain of Ponds, near the Canadian border, south 25 miles to Flagstaff Lake. Its mix of lakes, flatwater, and rapids provide variety, and due to several access points, the river can…


Lower Magalloway River

The lower section of the Magalloway River, below the dam at Aziscohos Lake, offers a variety of paddling experiences. It’s upper reaches provide exciting class III rapids during summer release dates. The lower part of the river runs through the…


Connecticut River

Bordered by agricultural fields, the wide and gentle Connecticut River offers a leisurely float along its sandy turns with plenty of places to stop for a picnic and a swim. Several short Class I–II rapids at the start lead to…


Paddle Memphremagog South Bay

Paddle the South Bay, a small, shallow appendage of Lake Mempremagog, beautifully surrounded by low hills and known for exceptional birding. The bay is fed by the Black and Barton Rivers, both of which run through the South Bay Wildlife…


Upper Ammonoosuc Overnight

Meander your way through lush riparian forest as you paddle approximately 10 miles on the Upper Ammonoosuc River. This is the perfect stretch to go on your first paddle trip overnight or to test out gear before heading out on a longer…


Flagstaff Lake

Just beyond the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain lies a magnificent valley to be discovered. Historic Flagstaff Lake, at nearly 30 miles long, wraps neatly around the base of the striking Bigelow Mountain Range. Paddling includes shallow seasonal water, marshes and…


Island Pond and the Upper Clyde River

In Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom lies the village – and the lake – of Island Pond. Island Pond also serves as the headwaters for the Clyde River, which flows 40 miles northwest to Lake Memphremagog. The area is rich in wildlife…

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