Lower Togus Pond

Augusta, Maine

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Lower Togus Pond is long and narrow, with no development until you get to the very lowest section. Because it is so shallow and weedy, there is little boat traffic. There are several islands and lots of coves, but what really draw and hold one’s attention are the literally hundreds of acres of fragrant water lily, especially in the extensive coves along the western shore. Some of these patches extend unbroken for 100 yards and more. There are sundews and pitcher plants everywhere on the hummocks, and every native variety of bog vegetation certainly must be present. This is an extraordinarily beautiful canoeing spot, which would take the better part of a day to explore fully. It is a place that can be paddled on windy days, because the acres of water lilies damp the swells, and the numerous islands block the wind.
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)

Lower Togus Pond is long and narrow, with no development until you get to the very lowest section. Because it is so shallow and weedy, there is little boat traffic. There are several islands and lots of coves, but what really draw and hold one’s attention are the literally hundreds of acres of fragrant water lily, especially in the extensive coves along the western shore.

Some of these patches extend unbroken for 100 yards and more. There are sundews and pitcher plants everywhere on the hummocks, and every native variety of bog vegetation certainly must be present. This is an extraordinarily beautiful canoeing spot, which would take the better part of a day to explore fully. It is a place that can be paddled on windy days, because the acres of water lilies damp the swells, and the numerous islands block the wind.

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

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Augusta
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day trip
Class: Class I
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Maps: USGS Togus Pond
Driving Directions: Directions to Lower Togus Pond

Recent Trail Reviews

7/10/2017
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Great paddling experience many things to see from birds fish jumping. I will be back for more exploring in the future



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