Tours and recreation


Tilbury Town Audio/Walking Tour

Experience the unique places that inspired Pulitzer Prize-winning Gardiner native Edwin Arlington Robinson's "Tilbury Town" poems.


Downtown Gardiner History Tour

Gardiner thrived in the age of sailing ships and steamboats. Logging and manufacturing were key to its economy. Ask about the mummies.


Kennebec River Rail Trail

Ride, walk, or roll along six miles of the beautiful Kennebec River. Begin in Gardiner and journey through Farmingdale and Hallowell to Augusta!


Experience Gardiner’s Waterfront Park

Gardiner’s Waterfront Park is teaming with activity during the summer months! The park is home to Johnson Hall’s Friday Night Waterfront Concert Series, Thursday/evening Classic Car Cruise-In, the Greater Gardiner River Festival, fireworks, boat launch and slips, yoga, dog walking, a fairy village, art installations, the Pump House Deck scenic overlook, kayak launch area, and so much more!


Cruise the Kennebec from Gardiner

The Kennebec River is one of Maine’s best kept secrets for cruising and nature enthusiasts. Gardiner’s Waterfront park hosts a public public boat launch, restrooms, shower, trailer parking, and overnight transient slips. Bald Eagles and breaching Sturgeon are common sights, and the wide waterway offers easy access to Augusta north and Swan Island, Bath, and the open ocean south.


Stand Up Paddleboard on the Kennebec

Soken Sup offers fully mobile Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) rental services within 25 miles of Gardiner. Delivery in this service area is free, and rentals include all necessary safety gear, leashes, paddles, and life jackets. We offer rentals on a daily, weekend, and weekly basis. Get out on the Kennebec!