Summer Activities in Kennebec County Maine

Looking for a way to get out, have some fun, and discover adventure in beautiful Kennebec County, ME? We’ve got you covered! From breathtaking hikes to historic sites, charming local shops to out-of-this-world restaurants, scenic parks to colorful arboretums, Kennebec County’s got an activity for every kind of summer adventurer.

Take a look at our favorite summer activities in Kennebec County.

Take a Hike

hiking and other summer activities in kennebec county

Kennebec County has a huge variety of hiking spots—suitable for all fitness and skill levels. Start soft at the Kennebec River Trail, progress to Vaughan’s Woods Trail (Hobbit Land), and maybe even try your hand at a portion of the famed Appalachian Trail.

Get Out on the Water

paddling and kayking the kennebec river

The Kennebec River is a prime spot for paddling, fishing, boating, swimming, water sports, and more. Launch your boat in the river or rent one from a local business. Grab a paddle and take in the wildlife at Big Moose Pond or cast a line for bass at Webber Pond. If you’re a fly angler, you’ll find the ponds and lakes up river bring out the big fish during the warmer months.

Sleep Under the Stars

camping in kennebec county me

Whether you’re a true adventurer looking for a rugged backpacking experience or more of a “glamper”, Kennebec County has a camping trip for you! The lakes around Monmouth offer a camping/fishing experience unlike any other, while the Canaan area is the trifecta of hiking, swimming, and campfire cooking. The Moose River Valley is perfect for hunting, fishing, swimming, or paddling along the famous Moose River Bow Trip.

Grab a Paddle… and Prepare to Get Soaked!

whitewater rafting and other summer activities in kennebec county me

Whether you’re an expert white water rafter or a total newbie, you’ll find the right river trek for you in Kennebec County. The world class Dead River offers the longest stretch of Class III to V whitewater rapids in the east, and there are plenty of whitewater tours that’ll help first-timers get the hang of reading the eddies.

Explore Augusta

Augusta me state capitol

Maine’s capital and the crown gem of Kennebec County, Augusta is a definite must-see for tourists and locals alike. History buffs will definitely want to stop by the Maine State Museum, and historic Downtown Augusta has something for pretty much everyone—beautiful historic architecture along Water Street, delicious local restaurants, unique shops and businesses…

Head Off Road

atv riding and other summer activities in kennebec county

Explore the backwoods of Maine in a whole new way with an ATV ride on one of the Kennebec Valley’s numerous ATV trails. One of our favorites is the Kennebec Valley Trail, which features spectacular views along the Kennebec River and includes the historic Arnold Trail.

Catch the Whatever Family Festival

whatever family festival

Dating back nearly four decades, the Whatever Family Festival is a celebration of the Kennebec Valley’s beautiful River. It started with a simple race down the Kennebec River and has transformed into a full 3-week festival of activities, events, celebrations, and more.

This year, the festival runs from June 12 through July 4 and includes hundreds of events, like Kennebec River Day and Kennebec River Brewfest.

Ready to Find Your Adventure in Kennebec County?

Are you thinking of relocating to or buying a home in Kennebec County? Then it’s time to contact Fortin & MacDonald Real Estate. We’re here to help you explore the area, discover its amazing community, and find the perfect home for your needs.

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