Tag Archives: whitewater paddling

It’s not too early to start planning for the Penobscot River Whitewater Nationals Regatta

For the past two years, top-notch paddlers have flocked to Old Town during the heat of summer to participate in the American Canoe Association’s national championship event. Scott Phillips, the race chairman, says it’s not too early to begin planning for this year’s Penobscot River Whitewater Nationals Regatta. This year’s event will be staged from […]

Mother Nature wins round two: Weekend canoe races postponed again

Dale Cross has been keeping a close eye on the St. George River lately, hoping for some warm spring weather that will help a winter’s worth of ice, allowing him to stage the season’s first canoe race. On Tuesday, Cross — who serves as race director for both the St. George and Passagassawakeag river races […]

Passy canoe race canceled for the first time ever, St. George is on

A week after postponing the first canoe race on the Maine white water schedule, race director Dale Cross has some good news … with a twist. The ice has left the St. George River, and the 35th St.George River Race will be held in Searsmont on Sunday. Unfortunately, conditions haven’t changed much on the Passagassawakeag […]

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 — […]