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Maine whitewater, Sunday River

Oxford county, Above Pool to Androscoggin section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     8 miles
  The wonderful Maine scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Sunday River beats anything. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Lewiston-Auburn, as you can see on the road map further down. There are a few other stretches in this river system that
    can be paddled as well. The wild scenery of the White Mountains is great. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people
coming here. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. This stretch of Sunday River is 8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the
 
general area:
Near Sunday River you come across the Albany Notch Trail which is a tremendous hiking trail. Don't leave Sunday River without going to Grafton Notch State Park; there is a great hiking trail nearby called the Caribou Trail. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. Head up to Sunday River and strap some skis to your feet, and if you're stopping by from Hanover, you won't be the only one. Throughout the warmest time of the year at Sunday River highs are frequently in the 70's, and throughout the night it cools down to the 50's. Through the wintertime the highs are regularly in the 20's, and through the dark hours in the winter at Sunday River temperatures descend to the-10's.

Sunday River, Above Pool to Androscoggin 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 Sunday River.
 Whitewater Near Sunday River:
Sunday River, Oxford County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Above Pool to Androscoggin)
Crooked River, Oxford County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Albany to North Waterford)
Bear, Oxford County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.8 miles long (Devils Horseshoe)
Swift Cambridge River, Oxford County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V - 6 miles long (Route 26 to Dead Cambridge River)
Wild River, Oxford County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3 miles long (Hastings to Gilead)
Black Brook, Oxford County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4 miles long (Devils Den to Ellis River)
Crooked River, Oxford County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (North Waterford to East Waterford)
Little Androscoggin River, Oxford County, 15 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Bryant Pond to Tubbs School)
Rapid River, Oxford County, 16 miles away
      Class IV - 5.25 miles long (Pond in River to Lake Umbagog)
Crooked River, Oxford Cumberland County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (East Waterford to Scribners Mill)
 Ski Areas Near Sunday River:
Sunday River, Maine , 0 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 11 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 17 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 21 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
Black Mountain, New Hampshire , 27 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 4 lifts, 40 runs
Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire , 28 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 10 lifts, 39 runs
Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 2112 foot drop, 4 lifts, 47 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 32 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Attitash Bear Peak, New Hampshire , 33 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
King Pine, New Hampshire , 34 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 16 runs
 Marinas Near Sunday River:
Kezar Lake Marina, Lovell , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Sunday River:
Grand Summit Resort Sunday River, Bethel , 3 miles away
The Victoria Inn Bed And Breakfast, Bethel , 5 miles away
Chapman Inn, Bethel , 5 miles away
The Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel , 6 miles away
Blackberry River Inn, Norfolk , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sunday River:
Pleasant River Campground, Bethel, 4 miles away
Bethel Outdoor Adventures Campground, Oxford County, 4 miles away
Mahoosuc Private Reserve Land - Stewart, East Andover, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Sunday River:
Caribou Trail, Oxford , 8 miles away
Albany Notch Trail, Oxford , 8 miles away
Table Rock Trail, Oxford , 9 miles away
Albany Mountain Trail, Oxford , 9 miles away
Albany Brook Trail, Oxford , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sunday River:
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine , 8 miles away
Rangeley Lake State Park, Maine , 24 miles away
Moose Brook State Park, New Hampshire , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sunday River:
Sunday River Golf Club, Newry , 3 miles away
Lake Kezar Country Club, Lovell , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Sunday River
Keewaydin Lake, Oxford , 11 miles away
Success Pond, Coos , 14 miles away
Lower Richardson Lake, Oxford , 16 miles away

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