The Kennebec River: go in a new direction!

The Kennebec River is rich in history; search online or stop into the Gardiner Public Library to begin your journey. Gardiner is the perfect launch site or destination and offers craft brewpubs, restaurants, shopping, and supplies - all within walking distance of the launch at Waterfront Park!


From luxury yachts to creative floating, you just never know what you’ll find on the Kennebec!

From luxury yachts to creative floating, you just never know what you’ll find on the Kennebec!

Cruising back up the river to Gardiner while chasing the sunset.

Cruising back up the river to Gardiner while chasing the sunset.

Swan Island is a popular destination for day and overnight trips. Use fees apply. Hike, bike, explore, and camp!

Swan Island is a popular destination for day and overnight trips. Use fees apply. Hike, bike, explore, and camp!


The Kennebec River starts at Moosehead Lake in central Maine and flows 100 miles south to Augusta. From Augusta, the river is tidal south to Popham into the Atlantic Ocean. Always check the tide chart and marine weather before launch! Gardiner is a favorite destination from the Boothbay area; go in a new direction and read more here!

Kennebec River Charts