Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race



Since you might want to leave your expensive electronics behind while doing the race, the first map is a downloadable PDF file suitable for printing. (Tip: cover the printable map on both sides with some waterproof clear contact paper and voilà - a map you can roll up and pack in your boat.)

General overview map of race course (large, downloadable/printable PDF file)
General overview map of race course (2400x2300px image file)

I've been told by many newcomers to the race that these simplified portage maps were helpful. Here are the optional and mandatory portage points along the stream:

Six Mile Falls - Optional Portage
Flour Mill Dam - Mandatory Portage
Maxfield Mill Dam - Mandatory Portage

University of Maine Orono graduate Barrett Nichols put together an illustration the classes of rapids on the stream.

Here's another map with simple directions to downtown Bangor (and Kenduskeag Plaza) from I-95. The finish line of the canoe race is in the canal near Kenduskeag Plaza, and public parking is nearby.

Do you need driving directions to the Town of Kenduskeag?

From Portland and points south, you can get to Kenduskeag via Newport (I-95 exit #161), and you then must connect to the Rt. 222 (aka The Stetson Road). Here is a map with directions.

From points north or south you can also get to Kenduskeag via the Broadway exit in Bangor (I-95 exit #185). Turn a right off of the exit to head north on Broadway (Rt. 15). Here is a map with directions.