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Maine whitewater, Blue Hill Falls

Hancock county, Route 175 - Tidal Reversing Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     1 miles
  The scenic beauty of Maine and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The put-in is not too far from Bangor, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This is the only paddling section along Blue Hill Falls. This stretch is very short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. You might be into whitewater
    rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This stretch of Blue Hill Falls is 1 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by American Whitewater. A bit
of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maine are often more forgiving than in other states, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're visiting Blue Hill Falls from Blue Hill Falls, you won't be the only one; Hales Beach is a beach close by that you can
go to. Go for a hike on the Eagle Lake Trail, and while you're here you ought to take a look at Canary Cove. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. Going for a hike on the Blue Hill Trail is always a great adventure, and if you're looking for a beach close by we recommend Birchhead Shore. All through the warmest time of the year highs here at Blue Hill Falls reach the 70's while overnight lows are generally in the 50's. High temperatures all through the winter are normally in the 20's, and overnight lows through the winter for Blue Hill Falls tend to be in the 0's. The yearly rain here at Blue Hill Falls is about average.

Blue Hill Falls, Route 175 - Tidal Reversing Falls 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 Blue Hill Falls.
 Whitewater Near Blue Hill Falls:
Branch Lake Stream, Hancock County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Branch Lake to Infant Street in Ellsworth)
Narramissic River, Hancock County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 16.3 miles long (Denham to Alamoosook Lake)
Union River, Hancock County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 0.5 miles long (Ellsworth Falls to Ellsworth)
Goose Falls, Hancock County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 0.2 miles long (Goose Falls Fd to same)
Tannery Brook River, Hancock County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Route 180 to Graham Lake)
Penobscot River, Hancock Waldo County, 26 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (South Orrington to Sandy Point)
Penobscot River, Penobscot County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Old Town 2nd Dam to Veazie Dam)
Sunkhaze Stream, Penobscot County, 29 miles away
      Class -blank- - 15 miles long (headwater to Penobscot River)
Souadabscook Stream, Penobscot County, 29 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.8 miles long (Manning Mill Bridge to Hampden)
Marsh Stream, Waldo County, 30 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.5 miles long (West Winterport to Frankfort)
 Ski Areas Near Blue Hill Falls:
New Hermon Mountain, Maine , 33 miles away, 360 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
Camden, Maine , 40 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 76 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 86 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Blue Hill Falls:
Abel Henry R & CO Yacht Yard, West Tremont , 13 miles away
Seal Ledge Marina, Penobscot , 16 miles away
Great Harbor Marina, Southwest Harbor , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Blue Hill Falls:
Birchhead Shore, Hancock , 3 miles away
Hales Beach, Hancock , 10 miles away
Sand Beach, Hancock , 12 miles away
Joyce Beach, Hancock , 15 miles away
Hero Beach, Hancock , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Blue Hill Falls:
Homestead Motel And Cottages, Ellsworth , 9 miles away
Twilite Motel, Ellsworth , 12 miles away
Comfort Inn Ellsworth - Bar Harbor, Ellsworth , 13 miles away
Ramada Ellsworth, Ellsworth , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn Ellsworth-Bar Harbor, Ellsworth , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blue Hill Falls:
The Gatherings Family Campground, Surry, 8 miles away
Patten Pond Camping Resort, Ellsworth, 9 miles away
Sunshine Campground, Deer Isle, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Blue Hill Falls:
Blue Hill Trail, Hancock , 4 miles away
Eagle Lake Trail, Hancock , 13 miles away
South Face Trail, Hancock , 13 miles away
Old Spring Trail, Hancock , 14 miles away
Western Mountain South Face Trail, Hancock , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Blue Hill Falls:
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor - ME , 24 miles away
Maine Acadian Culture, Bar Harbor - ME , 24 miles away
Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine , 16 miles away
Lamoine State Park, Maine , 18 miles away
Fort Point State Park, Maine , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Blue Hill Falls:
Island Country Club, Deer Isle , 11 miles away
White Birches Motel & Golf Course, Ellsworth , 12 miles away
Bar Harbor Golf Course, Trenton , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Blue Hill Falls
Green Lake, Hancock , 14 miles away
Beech Hill Pond, Hancock , 17 miles away
Thurston Pond, Hancock , 18 miles away

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