Go Your Own Way in Maine's Kennebec Valley
Maine’s Kennebec Valley flies under the radar for most visitors to Maine. But with easy access to popular outdoor activities like whitewater rafting, hiking, and fishing, its recognition is steadily rising.
Including both Kennebec and Somerset counties, the region takes its name from the mighty Kennebec River. Swift at first, the river becomes wide and slow around the state capitol at Augusta. The Kennebec River is the true heart of this spectacular region.
Planning a vacation, whether for yourself and a friend or a multi-generational family, can be exciting, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. Even a small amount of planning before you arrive at your destination can allow you and your group to have a more enjoyable and stress-free experience.
Here you’ll find resources for additional visitor information once you reach Maine and the Kennebec Valley at the dozen or so chambers of commerce that offer racks of local attraction and business information. It will also help with the fun part, deciding what you want to do. Make a list of what you must do or see while you’re here, call ahead, buy tickets, or make a reservation. Then build from there. Be flexible and don’t fill every hour with pre-planned activities; sometimes, it is more fun to go your own way.
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