Kayaking in Maine

Kayaking Trips in Maine

Keep your eyes peeled for moose if you're paddling on the inland waterways of Maine! Want to check out the ocean? The Maine Island Trail links up over 200 islands along the coast! Check out all kayaking trips in Maine for every level of kayaker. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, kayak rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a kayak trip in Maine for you! If you've paddled Maine before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

Planning the trip of a lifetime? Check out these safe paddling tips and always wear your life jacket

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Guide to Kayaking in Maine

Looking for a real wilderness experience? Maine is a great place to get away and paddle in solitude, enjoying the wildness of this beautiful state! Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Maine:

  • Acadia National Park
  • Kennebec River
  • Penobscot River

Kayaking Locations In Maine

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in Maine! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Kayaking Trip in Maine

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout Maine and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of Maine community trip reports below:

Connect with Paddlers in Maine

Are you looking to connect with other paddlers about going kayaking in Maine? Check out the Paddling.com Message Boards for resources to help you get started.

Kayak Outfitters in Maine

Looking to rent a kayak or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters for trips in Maine: