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Maine whitewater, Sandy Stream

Somerset county, Stony Brook to Michael Stream section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     5 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Augusta-Waterville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The average Maine whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. This stretch has
    has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large
number of good rivers. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The nature scenery of Somerset County and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from New Portland here, and there's good hiking
along the Arnolds Trail. The Ledges is an exciting thing to spot if you're here at Sandy Stream. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Sandy Stream; during summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. Throughout the winter highs are commonly in the 20's while the cold winter nights at Sandy Stream are in the 0's. A normal amount of rain falls here at Sandy Stream. Through the month of November you get the most snow around here, and February is when it's the driest.

Sandy Stream, Stony Brook to Michael Stream 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 Sandy Stream.
 Whitewater Near Sandy Stream:
Sandy Stream, Somerset County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Stony Brook to Michael Stream)
Carrying Place Stream, Somerset County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 2.3 miles long (Carrying Place Township)
Whitewater Outfitter - Professional River Runners of Maine, Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Carrabasset, Franklin Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Class I-IV - 20 miles long (Kingfield to US201A)
Pierce Pond Stream, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (Pierce Pond to Kennebec River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Bound, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - New England Outdoor Center, Somerset County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Moxie Outdoor Adventures, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Carrabasset, Franklin County, 11 miles away
      Class I-IV - 10 miles long (Carrabasset to Kingfield)
Whitewater Outfitter - Northern Outdoors, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Sandy Stream:
Sugarloaf USA, Maine , 18 miles away, 2820 foot drop, 15 lifts, 129 runs
Titcomb, Maine , 21 miles away, 350 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Saddleback, Maine , 33 miles away, 2000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 64 runs
Eaton Mountain, Maine , 33 miles away, 525 foot drop, 2 lifts, 15 runs
Black Mountain, Maine , 45 miles away, 1120 foot drop, 4 lifts, 21 runs
Lost Valley, Maine , 48 miles away, 240 foot drop, 2 lifts, 17 runs
Mount Abram, Maine , 56 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 5 lifts, 39 runs
Big Squaw, Maine , 60 miles away, 1750 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Sunday River, Maine , 62 miles away, 2340 foot drop, 18 lifts, 128 runs
Shawnee Peak, Maine , 72 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 44 runs
 Hotels Near Sandy Stream:
Bingham Motor Inn, Bingham , 12 miles away
Colonial Valley Motel, Farmington , 22 miles away
Mount Blue Motel, Farmington , 22 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Wilton , 23 miles away
The Towne Motel, Skowhegan , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sandy Stream:
Happy Horseshoe Campground, Somerset County, 3 miles away
Gilman Pond Campground, New Portland, 5 miles away
West Carry Pond Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, New Portland, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Sandy Stream:
Arnolds Trail, Somerset , 6 miles away
Fire Warden Trail, Somerset , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sandy Stream:
Mt. Blue State Park, Maine , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sandy Stream:
Sugarloaf Golf Club, Carrabassett Valley , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Sandy Stream
Otter Pond, Somerset , 10 miles away
Embden Pond, Somerset , 10 miles away
Flagstaff Lake, Somerset , 13 miles away

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