Mousam River

Alfred, Maine

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The Mousam River provides an outstanding paddling resource for much of its length, from Mousam Lake down to Kennebunk Beach. The section included here runs upstream from a dam just west of I-95, Exit 3. The river meanders so much that you rarely see much of it at once. Side passages abound, and the main channel has no perceptible current, at least late in the summer and at other times of low water. Throughout this section of the river, standing dead trees seem to sprout from the water, and the many marshy areas are adorned with the typical assortment of aquatic plants and shoreline shrubs.
Quiet Water Maine: Canoe and Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition

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Quiet Water Maine: Canoe and Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition

by John Hayes & Alex Wilson (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

The Mousam River provides an outstanding paddling resource for much of its length, from Mousam Lake down to Kennebunk Beach. The section included here runs upstream from a dam just west of I-95, Exit 3. The river meanders so much that you rarely see much of it at once.

Side passages abound, and the main channel has no perceptible current, at least late in the summer and at other times of low water. Throughout this section of the river, standing dead trees seem to sprout from the water, and the many marshy areas are adorned with the typical assortment of aquatic plants and shoreline shrubs.

©  John Hayes & Alex Wilson/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Alfred
Distance: 6
Duration: Day trip, camping available
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Maps: USGS Alfred, Kennebunk
Driving Directions: Directions to Mousam River

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