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.

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, dining, and craft brewing. Additionally, many offer a surprising richness of cultural activities.

map of Maine’s Kennebec Valley

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

Experiences: World Class Fishing | Paddling | Whitewater Rafting | Snowmobiling | Food and Drink | Arts and Culture | Shopping | Wildlife and Bird Watching | Golf | Camping | Family Activities | Hiking | Outdoor Adventure | Craft Breweries | Fat Biking | ATV Riding

Other Visitor Resources: KennebecValley.org