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Maine whitewater, Penobscot River - South Branch

Somerset county, Canada Falls Lake to Pittston Farm section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     3.5 miles
  If you're coming from Augusta-Waterville it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The Canada Falls Lake to Pittston Farm section of Penobscot River - South Branch is 3.5 miles
    long and is according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater. The wonderful Somerset County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. Getting a good workout and
spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. There's  
camping available near Penobscot River - South Branch.

Briefly about the general area:
Penobscot River - South Branch is right by the Alder Brook Trail. Penobscot River - South Branch is a good place of typical rain. July is the wettest month with most rain, and February meanwhile is the driest month. Through the warm months, highs frequently are in the 70's at Penobscot River - South Branch. Once the sun is down it falls down to the 50's. During the wintertime the highs are ordinarily in the 20's, and winter nights come with lows in the-10's to Penobscot River - South Branch.

Penobscot River - South Branch, Canada Falls Lake to Pittston Farm road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Penobscot River - South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Penobscot River - South Branch:
Penobscot River - South Branch, Somerset County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 3.5 miles long (Canada Falls Lake to Pittston Farm)
Penobscot River - South Branch, Somerset County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.5 miles long (Bridge to Canada Falls Dam)
Penobscot River - North Branch, Somerset County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 20.8 miles long (Big Bog Dam to Pittston Farm)
Baker Branch, Somerset County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 26.5 miles long (Fourth St. John Pond to Baker Lake)
Penobscot River - West Branch, Somerset County, 17 miles away
      Class III+ - 2.5 miles long (Seboomook Dam to Roll Dam Campsite)
Moose River, Somerset County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Long Pond to Brassua Lake)
Kennebec River - West Outlet, Somerset Piscataquis County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Moosehead Lake to Indian Pond)
Baker Branch, Somerset County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 18 miles long (Baker Lake to SW Branch St. John River)
Kennebec River - East Outlet, Somerset County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Moosehead Lake Route 15 Bridge to Indian Pond)
Cold Stream, Somerset County, 21 miles away
      Class V - 11.5 miles long (Tomhegan Stream to Kennebec River)
 Ski Areas Near Penobscot River - South Branch:
Big Squaw, Maine , 46 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 46 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 59 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 59 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 61 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 76 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Le Massif, Quebec , 80 miles away, 2526 foot drop, 4 lifts, 49 runs
Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec , 86 miles away, 2050 foot drop, 13 lifts, 63 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 86 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 88 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
 Hotels Near Penobscot River - South Branch:
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Penobscot River - South Branch:
Penobscot River Corridor - South Branch, West Forks, 1 miles away
Penobscot River Corridor - Canada Falls Dam, Jackman, 1 miles away
Penobscot River Corridor - North Branch, Jackman, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Penobscot River - South Branch:
Alder Brook Trail, Somerset , 15 miles away
Bald Mountain Trail, Somerset , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Penobscot River - South Branch:
Lily Bay State Park, Maine , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Penobscot River - South Branch:
MT Kineo Golf Course, Rockwood , 6 miles away

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