Paddle Sports

Somerset County offers a variety of flat water, swift water and whitewater, on a wide range of lakes, streams, ponds and rivers that provide endless opportunity for canoe, kayak, raft, drift boat or tubing recreation.

If paddling is your passion or you would like to learn how navigate gentle currents to raging whitewater, the Upper Kennebec region of Maine is the place to start. From Solon north to the Canadian Border paddle enthusiasts can spend a day to full week trips on our vast waterways. Many area guides and outfitters offer guided trips and instruction, complete with packages that include equipment, delicious meals and lodging, from camping to cabins, Inns or resorts with full amenities.

Travel woodlands and mountains rich in history and wildlife. Bring your camera, sketch pad and binoculars and make a day of it. Stop along the way to feast your eyes, take little side hikes or just sit in the sun and watch the water roll by.

For information on available trips and outfitters contact local area Chambers of Commerce, visit their websites or check out sites like