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Maine whitewater, Tannery Brook River

Hancock county, Route 180 to Graham Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     4.5 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Bangor, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Hancock County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Tannery Brook River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This section of Tannery Brook River in Maine is 4.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The average Maine whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master
    than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Getting some good exercise and just
being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is a pretty decent length  
section, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Bald Mountain Trail, and Turtle Cove is very near and is a great location to have a look at. Tannery Brook River is right by the Peaked Mountain Trail, and you can hit the beach if you want, Jesse Beach is practically right here. Coming to this river is always a good idea. A spree to Two Bush Rock is always fun, and Dunn Beach is pretty close by if you're in a beach type of mood. Here at Tannery Brook River you'll in all probability meet some folks from Ellsworth. Tannery Brook River gets a common amount of rainfall.

Tannery Brook River, Route 180 to Graham Lake road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Tannery Brook River.
 Whitewater Near Tannery Brook River:
Tannery Brook River, Hancock County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Route 180 to Graham Lake)
Union River, Hancock County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 0.5 miles long (Ellsworth Falls to Ellsworth)
Branch Lake Stream, Hancock County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Branch Lake to Infant Street in Ellsworth)
Sunkhaze Stream, Penobscot County, 10 miles away
      Class -blank- - 15 miles long (headwater to Penobscot River)
Union River - West Branch, Hancock County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Great Pond to Goodwin Bridge)
Narramissic River, Hancock County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 16.3 miles long (Denham to Alamoosook Lake)
Penobscot River, Penobscot County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Old Town 2nd Dam to Veazie Dam)
Blue Hill Falls, Hancock County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Route 175 - Tidal Reversing Falls)
Stillwater River, Penobscot County, 20 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Gilman Falls)
Union River - East Branch, Hancock County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 19.4 miles long (Steep Landing to West Branch)
 Ski Areas Near Tannery Brook River:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 34 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 55 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 80 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 83 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Bigrock, Maine , 99 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
 Beaches Near Tannery Brook River:
Dunn Beach, Hancock , 1 miles away
Jesse Beach, Hancock , 3 miles away
Hales Beach, Hancock , 9 miles away
Marlboro Beach, Hancock , 16 miles away
Lamoine Beach, Hancock , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Tannery Brook River:
Twilite Motel, Ellsworth , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn Ellsworth, Ellsworth , 8 miles away
Jaspers Motel, Ellsworth , 9 miles away
Ramada Ellsworth, Ellsworth , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Ellsworth, Ellsworth , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tannery Brook River:
Parks Pond Campground, Eddington, 8 miles away
Hospitality Woods RV Park, Ellsworth, 9 miles away
Timberland Acres RV Park, Ellsworth, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Tannery Brook River:
Peaked Mountain Trail, Penobscot , 7 miles away
Bald Mountain Trail, Hancock , 13 miles away
Old Gold Mine Trail, Penobscot , 14 miles away
Blue Hill Trail, Hancock , 18 miles away
Eagle Lake Trail, Hancock , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tannery Brook River:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 22 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 22 miles away
Lamoine State Park, Maine , 15 miles away
Fort Point State Park, Maine , 30 miles away
Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tannery Brook River:
White Birches Motel & Golf Course, Ellsworth , 8 miles away
Bar Harbor Golf Course, Trenton , 12 miles away
Lucerne Golf Course, Holden , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Tannery Brook River
Beech Hill Pond, Hancock , 2 miles away
Green Lake, Hancock , 6 miles away

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