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Maine whitewater, Penobscot River - East Branch

Penobscot county, Whetstone Falls to Medway section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     20 miles
  This stretch of Penobscot River - East Branch is 20 miles long and has been rated as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Maine and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others
    too. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The starting location is a short drive from Bangor,
there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maine are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Penobscot River - East Branch is not far at all from
 
East Millinocket; don't leave Penobscot River - East Branch without first paying a visit to Grindstone Falls. There's pleasant hiking along the Sandbank Trail; Crowfoot Rapids is an inspiring location to visit while you're here. This river is so good. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Penobscot River - East Branch; Telos Tote Road is a splendid local trail. During the long summer days highs here at Penobscot River - East Branch reach the 70's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. For the duration of the winter this place gets highs in the 20's with winter lows in the 0's overnight here at Penobscot River - East Branch.

Penobscot River - East Branch, Whetstone Falls to Medway 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 Penobscot River - East Branch.
 Whitewater Near Penobscot River - East Branch:
Penobscot River - East Branch, Penobscot County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 20 miles long (Whetstone Falls to Medway)
Whitewater Outfitter - New England Outdoor Center, Penobscot County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Wassataquoik Stream, Penobscot County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Deasy Pond Outlet to East Br. Penobscot River)
Millinocket Stream, Penobscot County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Millinocket Lake to Shad Pond)
Penobscot River - West Branch, Penobscot County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.5 miles long (Quackish Dam to Shad Pond)
Shin Brook River, Penobscot County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 6 miles long (Lower Shin Pond to Seboeis River)
Penobscot River, Penobscot County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Mattawamkeag to Winn)
Macwahoc Stream, Aroostook County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 26 miles long (Macwahoc Lake to Macwahoc)
Sandy Stream, Piscataquis Penobscot County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Lower Togue Pond to Millicocket Lake)
Seboeis River, Penobscot County, 22 miles away
      Class I-IV - 22.3 miles long (Hay Brook to East Branch Penobscot)
 Ski Areas Near Penobscot River - East Branch:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 51 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 52 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 64 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
Camden, Maine , 83 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 86 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Penobscot River - East Branch:
Baxter Park Inn Millinocket, Millinocket , 9 miles away
Katahdin Inn And Suites, Millinocket , 9 miles away
The Young House Bed And Breakfast, Millinocket , 10 miles away
Milford Motel On The River, Milford , 39 miles away
Black Bear Inn And Conference Center, Orono , 42 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Penobscot River - East Branch:
Katahdin Shadows Campground, Medway, 7 miles away
Pine Grove Campground, Medway, 7 miles away
Wassataquoik Private Reserve Land, Stacyville, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Penobscot River - East Branch:
Sandbank Trail, Penobscot , 8 miles away
Telos Tote Road, Penobscot , 10 miles away
American Thread Company Road, Penobscot , 13 miles away
Sand Bank Trail, Penobscot , 15 miles away
Spring Brook Trail, Penobscot , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Penobscot River - East Branch:
Hillcrest Golf Club, Millinocket , 9 miles away
JATO Highland Golf Course, Lincoln , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Penobscot River - East Branch
Millinocket Lake, Penobscot , 11 miles away

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