The weather and seasons are as unique as the landscape here in Maine’s Kennebec Valley. Because of this, it is important to know what to expect as you plan your trip.
Explore in every season.
Spring gets muddy in Maine’s Kennebec Valley, so wait until the trails firm up for hauling out the ATV and mountain bikes. However, if you love to fish, there are spots along the Kennebec where locals still tell stories about hauling in a trout half as long as a canoe. Spring is the best time to catch prizewinning fish and start some new fish stories to pass along to the next generation.
Summer in Maine’s Kennebec Valley is made for the kid in us all. A swim in cool lakes and green leafy hikes along well-marked trails. Casting a line with a friend and sharing fish stories or making up new ones to share over a campfire. Whatever your age, there is any number of summer diversions to make you want to come back again and again.
There is so much to do in the Kennebec Valley in the Fall. Nothing matches the vibrant Autumn vistas along the Old Canada Road. Enjoy the thrill of the hunt? We can take care of that. Like to shop? Augusta is quickly evolving into a retail destination. Or enjoy a long walk in the woods and don’t forget your camera, you may spot a moose.
Winter is the time to get outside in the Kennebec Valley. From the vast system of snowmobile trails that connect the cities and towns in the upper reaches of our region to each other, to the well-worn trail from your cabin to the sauna or hot tub, there is no end to the delights of winter.
Climate and Temperature
Made up of Maine’s Kennebec County in the south and Somerset County in the north, the region reaches from the state’s midsection up to the Canadian border. Maine’s Kennebec Valley belongs to the third climate region of Maine called the Northern Interior. It is a division that occupies nearly 60% of the State’s area and has a continental climate. It is furthest from the ocean and contains the highest elevations.
Maine has one of the most comfortable statewide summer climates in the continental United States. Peak temperatures, normally occurring in July, average about 70°F throughout the State. During the winter the weather is generally cold, but very prolonged cold spells are rare. Northern Interior weather stations may record as many as 40 to 60 days of sub-zero temperatures annually, perfect for snowmobiling and ice fishing. The annual precipitation in this region averages 40 inches, with an average annual snowfall of 7 to 9 feet with the majority of that occurring in January.
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