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Maine whitewater, Falls Brook

Aroostook county, Falls Pond to St. Francis River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     9.5 miles
  This stretch of Falls Brook is 9.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-IV section. The beautiful scenery of Maine and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Maine you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. This
    stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. The starting location is
a reasonable drive from Bangor, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Falls Pond to St. Francis River section is one of them. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're
 
visiting Falls Brook from Saint Francis, you won't be the only one, and the Rocky Mountain Trail offers hiking at its best. The amount of rain that falls at Falls Brook is close to the national average. The wettest month of the year is typically August, that's the one that rains the most; the driest month of the year is February. Summertime highs at Falls Brook typically tend to be in the 70's. Once the sun is down it falls down to the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 10's with winter lows in the-10's overnight here at Falls Brook.

Falls Brook, Falls Pond to St. Francis River 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 Falls Brook.
 Whitewater Near Falls Brook:
Falls Brook, Aroostook County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.5 miles long (Falls Pond to St. Francis River)
St. Francis River, Aroostook County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 22 miles long (Beau Lake to Saint John River)
Big Brook River, Aroostook County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 15 miles long (Dead Horse Gulch to Allagash River)
Fish River, Aroostook County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.5 miles long (Round Pond to Ferguson Brook)
Musquacook Stream, Piscataquis County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 18 miles long (2nd Lake to Allagash River)
Machias River, Washington Hancock County, 30 miles away
      Class I-III - 32 miles long (Big Machias Lake to Aroostook River)
 Ski Areas Near Falls Brook:
Big Squaw, Maine , 72 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 87 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Campgrounds Near Falls Brook:
Little Black Check Point, Saint Francis, 4 miles away
Lakeview Campgrounds, Winterville, 5 miles away
Pelletier's Campground, Saint Francis, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Falls Brook:
Rocky Mountain Trail, Aroostook , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Falls Brook
Glazier Lake, Aroostook , 3 miles away
Bran Lake, Aroostook , 11 miles away

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