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Maine whitewater, B Stream

Aroostock county, 6th Bridge to Houlton section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     4.3 miles
  This stretch of B Stream in Aroostock County is 4.3 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Bangor it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking,
    either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. The nature scenery of Aroostock County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.
There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the 6th Bridge to Houlton stretch is one of them. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The average Maine whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting  
here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave B Stream without first going for a hike along the Kennedy Tote Road, and you're sure to encounter some wonderful people from Houlton here. There are fine places to explore along the Pierce Tote Road. Through the summer months at B Stream highs are frequently in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures descend down into the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's with winter lows in the 0's overnight here at B Stream. B Stream gets a common amount of annual rain.

B Stream, 6th Bridge to Houlton road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near B Stream.
 Whitewater Near B Stream:
B Stream, Aroostock County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.3 miles long (6th Bridge to Houlton)
Meduxnekeag River - South Branch, Aroostook County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Hodgdon to Meduxnekeag River)
Mattawamkeag River - East Branch, Aroostook County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Smyrna Mills to Haynesville)
Baskahegan Stream, Aroostock County, 22 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (South Bancroft to Mattawamkeag River)
St. Croix Stream, Aroostook County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 18 miles long (Howe Brook to Aroostook River)
Mattawamkeag River, Aroostook / Penobscot County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 34.2 miles long (Haynesville to Kingman)
Wytopitlock Stream, Aroostook County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Wytopitlock Lake to Mattawamkeag River)
Aroostook River, Aroostock County, 30 miles away
      Class II-V - 4.5 miles long (Fort Fairfield to Saint John River)
 Ski Areas Near B Stream:
Bigrock, Maine , 18 miles away, 980 foot drop, 5 lifts, 28 runs
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 97 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near B Stream:
Shiretown Inn And Suites, Houlton , 2 miles away
Iveys Motor Lodge, Houlton , 5 miles away
Presque Isle Inn And Conventio, Presque Isle , 26 miles away
The Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle , 27 miles away
Hampton Inn Presque Isle, Presque Isle , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near B Stream:
My Brothers Place, Houlton, 2 miles away
Wilde Pines Campground, Monticello, 6 miles away
 Trails Near B Stream:
Pierce Tote Road, Aroostook , 12 miles away
Kennedy Tote Road, Aroostook , 15 miles away
Sweets Trail, Aroostook , 15 miles away
Potters Trail, Aroostook , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near B Stream:
Aroostook State Park, Maine , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near B Stream:
Houlton Community Golf Course, Houlton , 2 miles away
Mars Hill Country Club, Mars Hill , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near B Stream
Spaulding Lake, Aroostook , 16 miles away
North Lake, Aroostook , 18 miles away

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