Tag Archives: Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

Kenduskeag raging as canoe race looms

When hundreds of paddlers head out to participate in Saturday’s 48th Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, one thing is certain. They’ll have plenty of water to help flush them down the 16-mile race route. “It’s flowing pretty good,” said race director Tracy Willette, the director of Bangor Parks and Recreation. “Last year and more recent years […]

Kenduskeag update: Stream shows signs of spring

Six Mile Falls on Kenduskeag Stream as of noon on  Monday, April 7. (BDN photo by John Holyoke)

Temperatures soared into the mid 50s in Bangor today. In short drives around town, I’ve seen joggers galore, motorcyclists, and even a few hardy souls wearing shorts and tank tops. In another sign of spring, the Bangor Parks and Recreation Department sent out a welcome harbinger: They’re now accepting registrations for the 48th annual Kenduskeag […]

Outdoor tidbits: Young writers win awards, canoe season approaches, and it’s still too cold out

Is it spring yet? No, I didn’t think so. And while I’m not typically one to gripe about the weather, I’ll admit this winter-that-won’t-end is beginning to get me down. So while we’re busy hunkering down as another snowstorm approaches, let’s clear the decks of a few interesting news items … and a few observations. […]

Do you have a Kenduskeag tale? We want to hear it!

Each April, hundreds of canoeists and kayakers flock to the small town of Kenduskeag aiming to paddle their way downstream, nearly all the way to the Penobscot River. Some make it. Some don’t. Some don’t even come close. Yes, we Mainers love our Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. Come rain, or snow, or 80-degree temperatures — […]