Description - The Kennebec and Moose River Valley Region is characterized by fishing villages located along beautiful deep cool northern lakes and waterways. Cabin resort areas offer summer vacationers a relaxing visit at a fraction of ordinary vacation costs. Whitewater boating, fishing, paddling on peaceful streams and lakes, and viewing wildlife are the main attractions.
Copyright: Patty Elton - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Adroscoggin Falls in Auburn, Maine
- The Kennebec and Moose River Valleys offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The area is known for its challenging Bigelow Mountain Range or Pleasant Pond Mountain, both lie on the Appalachian Trail. World-class whitewater boating spans three seasons and over 200 miles of groomed trails offer year-round exploration.
Recreation - Augusta, the capitol of Maine lies within this region. The small city offers a metropolitan atmosphere to what is otherwise a northern fishing, hiking and whitewater excursion area. Peaceful villages are found outside the capitol throughout what is known as some of the country's best moose viewing territory. In addition, the Appalachian Trail traverses some of its most difficult trail here.
Climate - Winter outdoor enthusiasts to the Kennebec and Moose River Valleys Region will find daytime temperatures in the northern area averaging 10 - 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 to -10 Celsius). In the southern area they will find winter temperatures averaging 14 - 18 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -8 Celsius). Summer brings cool, bright days with temperatures in the northern area averaging between 65 - 66 degrees Fahrenheit (18 - 19 Celsius) and in the southern area, averaging between 66 - 68 (19 - 20 Celsius). The region receives an average of 38 - 44 inches (97 - 112 centimeters) of precipitation each year.
Encircled by other regions including Western Mountains, Mid Coast and Katahdin. Quebec, Canada lies to the northwest as does a tip of Aroostook County.