Taking its name from the long and storied Kennebec River, Maine’s Kennebec Valley follows the rivers’ course some 100+ miles from Moosehead Lake down to the cities and towns below the state capital at Augusta.

Those who love splashing about will find prime paddling, fly-fishing, and swimming. In turn, adventurists will be thrilled with Class IV rapids on the Kennebec and its neighbor, The Dead River.

Along each mile and in every season, you’ll find that Maine’s Kennebec Valley reveals its distinct and striking scenic beauty.

Those wishing to explore should drive along the Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway, enjoying year-round panoramic views. The southern reaches of the river widen, slowing its pace through historic villages and riverside towns. Visitors will find offbeat excursions, local shopping, and dining. Additionally, many offer a surprising richness of cultural activities.

map of Maine’s Kennebec Valley

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Destinations: Riverside Towns | Lakes Area | Cities: Augusta, Waterville, and Skowhegan | Small Town Charm | The Forks Area | Jackman and Moose River Valley

Other Visitor Resources: KennebecValley.org