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Maine whitewater, Martin Stream

Penobscot county, Dixmont to Newport section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     16 miles
  The scenic beauty of Penobscot County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. This section of Martin Stream in Maine is 16 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This river system
    has a few good paddling sections and the Dixmont to Newport section is one of them. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots.
A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you're coming from Rockland it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maine is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
This is a popular location for people from Plymouth. All through the months of summer at Martin Stream temperatures are commonly in the 70's. Through the moonlight hours it's frequently in the 50's. All through the winter the highs are ordinarily in the 20's with temperatures at Martin Stream dipping down into the 0's all through winter nights. The amount of rainfall that falls at Martin Stream is close to the national average. The wettest month of the year is typically November, that's the one that rains the most while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Martin Stream, Dixmont to Newport 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 Martin Stream.
 Whitewater Near Martin Stream:
Martin Stream, Penobscot County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Dixmont to Newport)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Garland to French Stream)
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.5 miles long (Monroe Center to West Winterport)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (French Stream to Kenduskeag)
St. George River, Waldo County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 30.3 miles long (Woodsmans Mills to Warren)
Sebasticook River, Kennebec County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (Clinton to Pattee Pond Brook)
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.5 miles long (West Winterport to Frankfort)
Piscataquis River, Piscataquis County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.5 miles long (Dover-Foxcroft to Medford)
Sebasticook River, Somerset County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 3 miles long (Mainstream to Castle Harmony)
Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Kenduskeag to Route 15)
 Ski Areas Near Martin Stream:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 22 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 27 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Camden, Maine , 28 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 48 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 65 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 76 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 79 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 90 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 96 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
 Marinas Near Martin Stream:
Unity Marina Campground, Unity , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Martin Stream:
Brewster Inn, Dexter , 13 miles away
The Jeweled Turret Inn, Belfast , 23 miles away
Yankee Clipper Motel, Belfast , 23 miles away
Seascape Motel & Cottages, Belfast , 23 miles away
Belfast Harbor Inn, Belfast , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Martin Stream:
Christie's Campground, Newport, 3 miles away
Sebasticook Lake Campground, Newport, 3 miles away
Tent Village Travel Trailer Park, Newport, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Martin Stream:
Lake St. George State Park, Maine , 19 miles away
Swan Lake State Park, Maine , 20 miles away
Peaks-Kenny State Park, Maine , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Martin Stream:
Newport Country Club, Newport , 6 miles away
Palmyra Golf Course, Palmyra , 9 miles away
Parks J W Golf Course, Pittsfield , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Martin Stream
Sebasticook Lake, Penobscot , 4 miles away

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