One week from now, "river race" season in Maine will be in full swing, as the 57th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race takes place on Saturday, April 20th in Penobscot County.

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Just one week later, in Piscataquis County, they will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of another fun opportunity for folks to hit the water and paddle hard.

The 50th Annual Piscataquis River Race will take place in the Dover-Foxcroft area on Saturday, April 27th at 10 AM, with registration starting at 7:30 AM.

The starting line for this race will be located, as it always is, at King Cummings Park in Guilford.

Photo by Felix Serre on Unsplash
Photo by Felix Serre on Unsplash

The race is expected to wrap up around noon, with prizes being handed out after the last boat crosses the finish line, located at Foxcroft Academy in Dover Foxcroft.

This race, which runs about 10 miles, is a major fundraiser for the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Club, bringing crowds of folks to the area each year. The Kiwanis Club then uses the funds to help local children.

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In years past, there have been 18 racing and recreational classes involved in this particular race. Winners in the categories of fastest kayak and canoe are added to the Bob Darling trophy (named after the late Bob Darling, a former Kiwanis President and Chair of the Piscataquis River Race.)

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loading... (MaCKRO: Maine Canoe & Kayak Racing Organization) keeps track of all the River Races in Maine. To check out the details of where and when races will take place, or what the results were from prior races, you can click here.

Keep scrolling to check out pictures from some of Maine's famous river races.

2023 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

2023 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race Saturday, April 15, 2023

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