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COURTESY OF MEAGAN POIRIER - OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Experiencing All That
Maine Offers

yacht - many world-class sailors regard these waters as some of the
world's best.

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mountains around Rangeley, or test
the waters of the northern Kennebec River valley. Make the pilgrimage
to legendary places like Grand Lake
Stream, or simply charter a summer
drift boat trip for smallmouth bass on
one of our broad cool lakes. Maybe a
day of salty surf casting for mackerel
or stripers along the MidCoast region
sounds appealing, or a charter boat
bound for the glory of sport fishing
along the edge of Casco Bay might be
what you need.

For those who love freshwater there is
no lack of opportunity for you either.
Give stand-up paddleboarding a try -
it's a great way to explore the peaceful
calm of a crystal-clear pond at dawn.
Looking for bigger water? Sebago or
the lakes around Monmouth or Belgrade might work, or maybe Moosehead (the state's biggest lake is a prime
watercraft destination). Maine has
numerous places to put in for a day of
fun on the water. Just use your head
and follow the rules, and you'll always
be welcomed back.

OUT ON THE WATER
Since we've been talking so much
about being out on the water, let's
spend some more time there. With so
much water to enjoy in Maine, there
isn't a water sport you can't try. Combine camping and kayaking out along
the Maine Island Trail; it runs the entire length of the state. Cut through
Penobscot Bay aboard a chartered

Finally, for those looking for a more
traditional paddling experience, we
offer the sublime thrill of canoeing or
kayaking. Look at the Northern Forest
Canoe Trail for ideas, or paddle the
"Moose River Bow Trip" or the Allagash River waterway (some say it's the
last great wild river in America).

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ACTIVITIES FOR THRILL SEEKERS
We've saved the best for last, well
maybe. For those seeking the thrill of
a lifetime, we have you covered. Start
with white-water rafting on a choice of
three rivers, each delivering daylong
pulse-elevating rides from the controlled release of water from Maine's
hydroelectric dams. Plan your schedule right, and you'll be rafting during
a high-water turbine test where the
thrills are doubled or tripled. The Kennebec (Class II-IV) and the Dead River
(Class II-IV) offer a thrill that is just
wild enough for almost any paddler,
while the more technical Penobscot
(Class III-V) is recommended for the
slightly more experienced paddler.
Once you are back on dry land, head
off into the sunset atop an ATV. Maine
offers thousand of miles of interconnected trails throughout the state,
allowing you to head out on the trail,
maybe even for days at a time. We've
also been building a head of steam
with our skydiving here.

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