The Forks: Tubing The Kennebec; It’s Fun For Everyone

Spring, Summer, Fall: What could be more fun on a hot summer day than innertubing on a lazy river with friends and family. The town of The Forks is great place to plan a tubing adventure. Named after the confluence of the Dead and Kennebec Rivers, the town of The Forks has long been a destination for adventure. From the old days of river run log drives, this town has evolved into Maine’s epicenter for whitewater rafting and kayaking. And while the section of the Kennebec River from Harris Dam to the Route 201 bridge can be crowded with rafters. Tubers will find nearly eight miles of easy floating, crowd free river from the Route 201 bridge to the town of Caratunk. This section of river is swift moving and easy going water rated only class I, and is perfect for first time floaters. There are plenty of local outfitters you can rent tubes, duckies, or canoes from. They can also arrange to leave your vehicle down river for you if you have your own tubes, so all you have to worry about is not getting sunburned.