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Augusta and Kennebec are heaven for rafting, camping, fishing, and hunting

This central section of Maine is for people who love the outdoors and are eager to get their hands and boots wet or dirty enjoying it. White water rafting and canoeing are popular in the famous The Forks, where the Dead and Kennebec rivers join. Snowmobiling is very popular in the long winters. Lodging is at campgrounds or copy waterfront and lakefront resorts. Augusta, the state capital and gateway to the region, has a great children’s museum for visiting and local families, and the entertainment is enthusiastic at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center in the town of Gardiner.

3 Lake Moxie Road The Forks, ME, 04985 Phone: 800-553-7238

Enjoy Whitewater action in Maine

Here’s your whitewater action on the dam controlled Kennebec and Dead Rivers. Crab Apple’s family run adventures take you on daily rafting trips on the Kennebec with huge Class 3 and 4 waves and rapids. Rafting on the Dead River is limited to about 20 dam releases each season that run at two levels - intermediate Class 3 and extra thrilling Class 3, 4 and sometimes 5. There’s also a unique trip for younger kids to ride in a raft and "hold on" as guides row the rafts through the biggest waves. Relax back at base camp with lodging, a pub and restaurant, and the outdoor and heated pool. Then take it up a notch at nearby Rapid Shot Paintball.