Originally Posted by Meng
I'll be visiting Maine from Colorado next week. I was hoping to get a few runs in on the Penobscott, Kennebec and Dead and have been searching and calling outfitterse to see about kayak rentals.
I can not find a boat and paddle to rent in that area (the Forks, Bingham) to save my life.
Any advice? Any other must hit spots during the Week of Sept 27 - Oct 4?
The rest of the list is correct in stating that Bangor is the closest place to rent with any sort of options (if any). We were in The Forks last summer (2007) and stayed at a place in town that ran shuttle for boaters and also ran raft trips. If I recall, they rented Inflatables but no hard-sides. There seemed to be more rafting than kayaking, at least on the Kennebec.. Your other option is to head up to Quebec City where there is a shop or two.