Brandon Cain says: "If you run this scout Flower mill and Valley Ave. Bridge. I put in at Bullseye Bridge and take out below Stevie Wonder."
Fun after work/school run with some decent play at some levels. I almost always run from Flower Mill to Shopping Cart unless I'm with a very inexperienced boater.
The most technical rapid on the Kenduskeag, Flour Mill begins shortly before the I-95 Bridge. The typical route is to start river left and work your way to the far right before the two 3ft (or higher/lower based on level) drops. Mandatory portage during the Kenduskeag Stream canoe race.
A small wave below the I-95 bridge.
Typical line is to start river right and work left down the center tongue. Difficulty varies greatly depending on level. Mandatory portage during Kenduskeag Stream Canoe race.
A fun drop to practice your paddling moves on.
A Gage for the kenduskeag can be found here:
I'd say it can be run from about 5.0 and up, 7.0 to 9ish being best.
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Flour Mill at highwater
I-95 Rapid at highwater
Shopping Cart at highwater
Valley Avenue Drop at highwater
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