Five Maine Reasons to Raft this September

(PRWEB) August 25, 2005 — River rafting in Maine begins May First and continues daily through early October. Thanks to hydropower dams’ daily water releases, Maine is the only state in the Northeast that can provide water levels for whitewater rafting and kayaking over the a five month season.

A survey of outfitters and guests revealed the five reasons to take a raft trip in September or early October:

1) Reduced rates-On average the price of a raft trip is discounted 15-30%.

2) Warm Water-Temperatures are in the 60’s after a hot summer.

3) Less Crowded-The tourists have gone back to work and kids back to school.

4) Flora and Fauna-Wildlife is abundant and fall foliage colors are spectacular.

5) Special Dam Releases-Up to 8,000 cubic feet per second on September 10 and 24 on the Kennebec River and up to 6,000 cfs on the Dead River on September 4, 17 and October 1, 2005.

Outfitters offer upper and lower river trips, float trips, canoeing, whitewater and lake kayaking, inflatable kayak trips, rock climbing, ropes courses, fishing, guided hiking and moose and wildlife watching safaris.

Raft Maine, an association of eleven professional outfitters, maintains a one-call reservation telephone at 800-723-8633. Information on outfitters, the rivers, weather and trip planning is available on-line at www.raftmaine.com.

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