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Maine whitewater, Union River

Hancock county, Ellsworth Falls to Ellsworth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     0.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The scenic beauty of Hancock County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. Lodging is available near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is an extremely short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend
    hours on the river in one stretch. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Ellsworth Falls to Ellsworth section is just one of many. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Getting
a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. This section of Union River is 0.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Hales Beach is a beach in close proximity to Union River that you can pop
 
by, and lots of folks from Surry come here. Nothing beats kicking back at Jesse Beach, and hiking along the Eagle Lake Trail is great fun. This river is so good. Lamoine State Park is a great place to have a look at on a wonderful day, and going for a hike along the Blue Hill Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. If you're here at Union River, do take a journey to Black Point. Union River gets a common amount of yearly rainfall. November is the wettest month with most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation. At Union River through the summertime highs are in the 70's.

Union River, Ellsworth Falls to Ellsworth road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Union River.
 Whitewater Near Union River:
Union River, Hancock County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 0.5 miles long (Ellsworth Falls to Ellsworth)
Branch Lake Stream, Hancock County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Branch Lake to Infant Street in Ellsworth)
Tannery Brook River, Hancock County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Route 180 to Graham Lake)
Blue Hill Falls, Hancock County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Route 175 - Tidal Reversing Falls)
Narramissic River, Hancock County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 16.3 miles long (Denham to Alamoosook Lake)
Sunkhaze Stream, Penobscot County, 17 miles away
      Class -blank- - 15 miles long (headwater to Penobscot River)
Union River - West Branch, Hancock County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Great Pond to Goodwin Bridge)
Penobscot River, Penobscot County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Old Town 2nd Dam to Veazie Dam)
Union River - East Branch, Hancock County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 19.4 miles long (Steep Landing to West Branch)
Stillwater River, Penobscot County, 25 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Gilman Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Union River:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 36 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 51 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 82 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 85 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Union River:
Abel Henry R & CO Yacht Yard, West Tremont , 15 miles away
Great Harbor Marina, Southwest Harbor , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Union River:
Jesse Beach, Hancock , 4 miles away
Hales Beach, Hancock , 6 miles away
Dunn Beach, Hancock , 6 miles away
Lamoine Beach, Hancock , 12 miles away
Marlboro Beach, Hancock , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Union River:
Twilite Motel, Ellsworth , 1 miles away
Comfort Inn Ellsworth, Ellsworth , 2 miles away
Jaspers Motel, Ellsworth , 2 miles away
Ramada Ellsworth, Ellsworth , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn Ellsworth, Ellsworth , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Union River:
Hospitality Woods RV Park, Ellsworth, 1 miles away
Timberland Acres RV Park, Ellsworth, 4 miles away
The Gatherings Family Campground, Surry, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Union River:
Eagle Lake Trail, Hancock , 11 miles away
Blue Hill Trail, Hancock , 13 miles away
Great Long Pond Trail, Hancock , 13 miles away
Bald Mountain Trail, Hancock , 13 miles away
Western Mountain Ridge Trail, Hancock , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Union River:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 18 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 18 miles away
Lamoine State Park, Maine , 11 miles away
Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine , 26 miles away
Fort Point State Park, Maine , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Union River:
White Birches Motel & Golf Course, Ellsworth , 1 miles away
Bar Harbor Golf Course, Trenton , 6 miles away
Lucerne Golf Course, Holden , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Union River
Green Lake, Hancock , 6 miles away
Beech Hill Pond, Hancock , 6 miles away

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