Maine's Kennebec Valley

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What to expect in Maine’s Kennebec Valley.

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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.

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Augusta Area
1:08 pm
weather icon 72°F
L: 69° H: 75°
clear sky
Wind Gust Wind Gust: 12 mph
Precipitation Precipitation: 0 inch
Sunrise Sunrise: 4:54 am
Sunset Sunset: 8:25 pm
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The Forks Area
1:08 pm
weather icon 68°F
L: 39° H: 71°
clear sky
Wind Gust Wind Gust: 7 mph
Precipitation Precipitation: 0 inch
Sunrise Sunrise: 4:51 am
Sunset Sunset: 8:30 pm

There is so much to do in the Kennebec Valley in AUTUMN. 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.

Family winter outing at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville
Fall hike through the woods.

Climate and Temperature

Made up of Maine’s Kennebec County in the south and Somerset County in the north, the region reaches Central Maine to the Canadian border.

The 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, typically in July, average about 70°F. The weather is generally cold in winter, 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 yearly snowfall of 7 to 9 feet, with the majority of that occurring in January.

Plan Ahead

The weather and seasons are as unique as the landscape in Maine’s Kennebec Valley so it is important to know what to expect as you plan your trip.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average High °F: 28º32º41º54º66º75º80º79º71º58º46º34º
Average Low °F: 20º32º43º53º58º57º49º37º28º16º
Average Rainfall: 2.7″2.4″3.5″3.5″3.75″4″3.5″3.5″3.75″4.5″4″3.5″
Average Snowfall: 18″15″11″2″2″16″

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