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Kayaking the Penobscot River

Kayaking the Penobscot River

Gary Pearl

Rafting on the Kennebec River

Rafting on the Kennebec River

Gary Pearl

Kayaking on the Saco River

Kayaking on the Saco River

Tracy Nelson

Fly fishing on the Dead River

Fly fishing on the Dead River

Garth McElroy

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Maine Rivers

Maine’s big rivers were once its commercial highways. Today, they’re its playgrounds.

Rivers like the Dead and the Saco, the Kennebec and the Penobscot transported people by canoe and bateau and steamer and carried logs for ships’ masts and wood pulp. Today, you’re more likely to find folks bobbing along the Saco on an inner tube; casting a fly on a remote corner of the Penobscot; whooping it up on the Kennebec’s big rapids; or lining up to play in a kayak at Elephant Rock on the Dead.

What hasn’t changed? Maine’s big rivers still run through some of the prettiest, and wildest, places in the state, places with names like the Ripogenus Gorge, Poplar Hill Falls and Big Mama.

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