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Maine whitewater, Bowley Brook

Franklin county, between Weld and Dryden section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     0.25 miles
  If you're coming from Lewiston-Auburn it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The between Weld and Dryden section of Bowley Brook in Maine is 0.25 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. Some
    people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The nature scenery of Maine and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from
near and far. Whitewater paddling here in the White Mountains is a great experience. There's camping available near Bowley Brook. This is a very short section so better bring some good walking shoes. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the between Weld and Dryden section is one of them. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're  
willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
There's wonderful hiking along the Chimney Trail, and a day on the slopes of Titcomb is just what you need. Just can't get enough of the White Mountains. Don't leave Bowley Brook without first going for a hike along the Brook Trail, and you'll meet a lot of people from Weld here. This river is so perfect. A pleasant spot like Mt. Blue State Park near Bowley Brook is too great to leave out. Bowley Brook is a good location of normal rainfall.

Bowley Brook, between Weld and Dryden road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Bowley Brook.
 Whitewater Near Bowley Brook:
Bowley Brook, Franklin County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (between Weld and Dryden)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Phillips through town)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Phillips to Fairbanks Bridge)
Sandy River - South Branch, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 2.8 miles long (Number Six Road to ME 4)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 0.1 miles long (Smalls Falls)
Temple Stream, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Drury Pond to Sandy River)
Orbeton Stream, Franklin County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.8 miles long (Barnjum Stream to Sandy River)
Wilson Stream, Franklin County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Wilton to East Wilton)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Smalls Falls to South Branch)
Sandy River, Franklin County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.8 miles long (South Branch to Phillips)
 Ski Areas Near Bowley Brook:
Titcomb, Maine , 14 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 17 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 17 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 19 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 27 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 27 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 34 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 43 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 53 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 59 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
 Hotels Near Bowley Brook:
Comfort Inn & Suites, Wilton , 15 miles away
Mount Blue Motel, Farmington , 15 miles away
Colonial Valley Motel, Farmington , 15 miles away
The Perennial Inn, Rumford , 21 miles away
King's Hill Inn, South Paris , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bowley Brook:
Dummer's Beach, Weld, 3 miles away
Mount Blue State Park, Weld, 5 miles away
Mountain View Campground, Dixfield, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Bowley Brook:
Brook Trail, Franklin , 12 miles away
Chimney Trail, Franklin , 13 miles away
Piazza Rock Trail, Franklin , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bowley Brook:
Mt. Blue State Park, Maine , 3 miles away
Rangeley Lake State Park, Maine , 26 miles away
Range Ponds State Park, Maine , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bowley Brook:
Oakdale Country Club, Mexico , 11 miles away
Wilson Lake Country Club, Wilton , 13 miles away
Sugarloaf Golf Club, Carrabassett Valley , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Bowley Brook
Webb Lake, Franklin , 5 miles away

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