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Maine whitewater, Kenduskeag Stream

Penobscot county, Rt. 15 to Bangor section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II(III)     6 miles
  The Rt. 15 to Bangor section of Kenduskeag Stream in Maine is 6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II(III) section of whitewater. The scenic beauty of Maine and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. You might be into whitewater rafting or
    kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Bangor, as you can see on the road map further down. There are many good hotels
to choose from, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. The Rt. 15 to Bangor section is one of many paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
During your trip to Kenduskeag Stream you'll meet some people from Bangor
 
for sure. The snow is good at New Hermon Mountain, and the trees of Prentiss Woods are a delightful source of shade on hot summer days. This river is so perfect. Kenduskeag Stream is a good spot of typical rainfall. Most of the rain falls all through November, and the driest month is February. During the summertime months highs here at Kenduskeag Stream get into the 70's while overnight lows are ordinarily in the 50's. During the winter highs are mostly in the 20's; after the sun is down throughout the wintertime temperatures at Kenduskeag Stream dip into the 0's.

Kenduskeag Stream, Rt. 15 to Bangor 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 Kenduskeag Stream.
 Whitewater Near Kenduskeag Stream:
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6 miles long (Rt. 15 to Bangor)
Penobscot River, Hancock Waldo County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (South Orrington to Sandy Point)
Souadabscook Stream, Penobscot County, 6 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.8 miles long (Manning Mill Bridge to Hampden)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Kenduskeag to Route 15)
Penobscot River, Penobscot County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Old Town 2nd Dam to Veazie Dam)
Stillwater River, Penobscot County, 13 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Gilman Falls)
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.5 miles long (West Winterport to Frankfort)
Narramissic River, Hancock County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 16.3 miles long (Denham to Alamoosook Lake)
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.5 miles long (Monroe Center to West Winterport)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (French Stream to Kenduskeag)
 Ski Areas Near Kenduskeag Stream:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 8 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 38 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 57 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 57 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 95 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Kenduskeag Stream:
Hamlin's Marina Hampden, Hampden , 3 miles away
Seal Ledge Marina, Penobscot , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Kenduskeag Stream:
Four Points By Sheraton Bangor Airport, Bangor , 2 miles away
Days Inn Bangor Airport, Bangor , 2 miles away
Fairfield Inn Bangor, Bangor , 2 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Bangor, Bangor , 2 miles away
Ramada Bangor, Bangor , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kenduskeag Stream:
Villa Vaughn Campground, Bangor, 1 miles away
Pleasant Hill Campground, Bangor, 2 miles away
Wheeler Stream Campground, Bangor, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Kenduskeag Stream:
Bald Mountain Trail, Hancock , 16 miles away
Old Gold Mine Trail, Penobscot , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Kenduskeag Stream:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 46 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 46 miles away
Fort Point State Park, Maine , 18 miles away
Swan Lake State Park, Maine , 18 miles away
Moose Point State Park, Maine , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Kenduskeag Stream:
Bangor Municipal Golf Course, Bangor , 2 miles away
Rocky Knoll Country Club, Orrington , 3 miles away
Hermon Meadow Golf Club, Bangor , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Kenduskeag Stream
Pushaw Lake, Penobscot , 8 miles away
Thurston Pond, Hancock , 10 miles away
Holland Pond, Penobscot , 11 miles away

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