Record Rain Creates Ideal Whitewater Rafting in Maine

MILLINOCKET, Maine, June 14 /PRNewswire/ — The New England Outdoor Center ( ) announced today that the record rain the area has received has for the first time in many years left them looking at full lakes behind the dams that control the Dead, Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers which means great whitewater rafting all summer! Skip a second trip to STAR WARS: EPISODE III – REVENGE OF THE SITH and head to Maine to treat your father to a Father’s Day Weekend like no other.

Put down the tie, cancel the annual dinner reservation, skip the Yankees and Red Sox games, and tell Dad to strap on his helmet … he’s going for a ride! Treat Dad to a Father’s Day gift ( ) of white walls of surging water, screaming and laughing while rallying as a team to paddle through swiftly flowing rapids.

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Reserve this Ultimate Adventure at one of New England Outdoor Center’s locations near Millinocket or Caratunk, Maine, with rafting trips on the Penobscot, Kennebec or Dead Rivers. Enjoy adrenaline pumping thrills on one of their renowned whitewater rafting trips.

On the Kennebec River, big water only comes four times a year ( ) when the dam opens up and releases the maximum amount of water creating almost twice the normal flow. Plan a weekend ( ) away with dad and schedule a trip on Saturday, June 18th for a special and unique experience.

The Penobscot for Class V Rapids

Rafting on the Penobscot River is one of the most spectacular and challenging river experiences in the Eastern U.S. The Penobscot River enjoys a reputation as a river of contrasts as it alternates between exhilarating rapids and breathtaking scenery. The trip begins on the lower, calmer part of the river allowing participants to warm up before tackling the more challenging sections such as the Ripogenus Gorge in the afternoon. There the river is its most turbulent, dropping over 70 feet per mile through narrow, granite walled canyons into the Exterminator and Staircase rapids, both advanced Class V rapids. In honor of Father’s Day, the New England Outdoor Center is offering Double Trouble trips, which run the Ripogenus Gorge twice, at a special price of 99.00 per person on Saturday, June 18th.

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