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Holbrook Island Sanctuary

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You'll find plenty of spots to go canoeing or sea kayaking at Holbrook Island Sanctuary in Maine's Downeast & Acadia region. One of the sanctuary’s more popular sections is Goose Falls, a reversing falls—meaning that the ebb and flow of the tide creates rapids as competing waters pass through a narrow gorge. You can also explore nearby Holbrook Island, which lies in eastern Penobscot Bay, less than half a mile from the mainland part of the sanctuary. The mile-long island is bordered by rocky ledges, sandy beaches and mud flats. The sanctuary is open year-round and admission is free. In the winter, you can go cross-country skiing and snowshoeing here.