Situated amidst tranquil wilderness, characterized by large waves and flowing smoothly all through the summer months, the Kennebec River is one of the best places in Maine to go for relaxing rafting vacations. Originating in the Moosehead Lake, the largest inland water body of Maine, the Kennebec River is characterized primarily by Class IV whitewaters flowing through the first four miles down the course of the river.
Kennebec River Rafting
Offering some of the most exciting rapids of the state, rafting the Kennebec River requires quite an advanced level of whitewater maneuvering skills. Whereas, because of the presence of the Gorge walls, rafting the upper regions of the Kennebec River is more difficult, some of the main Class IV rapids that the river is most famous for include Rock Garden, the Alleyway and the Three Sisters. For those looking for an even more advanced level of rafting experience, rafting the Class V Magic Falls can offer an even higher level of excitement.
Rafting along the Kennebec River also offers you views of some of the best specimen of wildlife populating the state. While rafting along the smoother waters, you can easily enjoy viewing creatures like river otters, deer, eagles, sea lampreys and Atlantic salmon.