Piscataquis River Kayak Trip
spring or after heavy rains
This is one of Steve's favorite trips! We will be paddling a section of the Piscataquis River between the towns of Blanchard and Abbott. This trip can be done with canoes or kayaks the choice is yours. This Maine kayak trip will begin just below the village of Blanchard at a place called Barrows Falls. The falls flow through a beautiful slate gorge with high cliffs on either side. We will portage the more difficult first part of the falls, and will be putting in at the entrance to the gorge where the rating is a class 2. The river for the next 8 miles is nearly continuous class 1 & 2 rapids, whitewater and fast current. The Piscataquis River is shallow here and quite remote with no roads until we near the take out in Abbott Village. This trip is a fine spring kayak trip that is best suited for intermediate level paddlers. This guided Maine kayak trip is about 8 miles and includes all equipment, shuttle and lunch. If you would like you can usually pick a few fiddlehead ferns along the shore to take home for supper, they are a delicious springtime delicacy!
Price is $220 for up to four people and $55 for each additional person