Top Ten Offbeat Whitewater Rafting Trips

Kennebec, Maine

Difficulty: Class II to IV

Season: May to October after dam releases

Trip Length: Day Trip

The Kennebec is one of the last Maine rivers to be tamed, and with the dismantling of Edwards Dam, one of the first to be freed. The run from Carry Brook to the Forks combines steep gorges and galloping whitewater. Long considered unrunnable, commercial outfitters with modern equipment have turned this run from lethal to playful.

Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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