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Difficulty II-III+(IV) at this flow (I-II(III) normally)
Length 6 Miles
Gauge Kenduskeag Stream near Bangor, Maine
Flow Range 4.00 - 7.50 FT
Flow Rate as of: 13 hours ago 6.17 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/06/2012 8:23 pm

River Description

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."


Ryan Gerry:

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.

Rapid Descriptions

Flour Mill

Class - III+ Mile - 4.45
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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.

I-95 Wave

Class - II Mile - 4.61
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A small wave below the I-95 bridge.

Valley Avenue Drop

Class - III Mile - 4.81
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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.

Shopping Cart

Class - II+ Mile - 5.06
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A fun drop to practice your paddling moves on.


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Anthony Codega
9 years ago

A Gage for the kenduskeag can be found here:,00060 I'd say it can be run from about 5.0 and up, 7.0 to 9ish being best.

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Bellows Falls (VT) Flow Study Reveals Hidden Whitewater

Robert Nasdor

A hardy group of northeast boaters climbed into the natural river channel below a hydropower dam to participate in a flow study designed to assess whether whitewater flows should be restored to this dewatered river reach on the Connecticut River. While significant obstacles remain, this site has the potential for providing instruction, playboating, and a big water feature that that could be run throughout much of the year and provide a much needed boost to the local economy. 

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Nick Lipowski




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