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Canoeing and Kayaking in Maine
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       Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle one of the state's scenic lakes, ponds, rivers or bogs. Numerous watersheds throughout the forests, mountains and lowlands provide paddlers with water conditions ranging from gentle currents to raging whitewater. Wilderness trips along the Allagash, Penobscot, St. John, Moose, St. Croix and Machias rivers are among the most popular. Primitive campsites are numerous along these routes, and outfitters, shuttle and rental services are readily available throughout the state. Always helpful are Registered Maine Guides who offer guided tours of the inland waterways, and instruction when needed. Whitewater rafting is just one more possibility for the adventurous at heart. Experienced guides and outfitters are highly recommended for these trips, as conditions can be quite dangerous at times.

       Maine's rugged coastline boasts over 3,000 islands, giving kayakers ample opportunities for exploring Maine's breathtaking seascapes. Canoeing is also a possibility for paddlers in the many protected bays, marshes, and estuaries along the coast. Click on the below links for detailed descriptions of, canoe and kayak trails, outfitters and guide services, rentals, and other recommended related links. For a map of Maine (PDF file) click here.


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4Related Links: Canoeing and Kayaking in Maine

Canoe and Kayak Dealers in Maine
Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors
Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Organization
Maine Down East Tide Charts
Maine Mid Coast Tide Charts

Maine Southern Coast Tide Charts
Maine Watershed Profiles Paddling in Maine (10 trips)
Paddle Maine Kayaking Trips (20 trips) Maine Whitewater Paddling Trips (18 trips)






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