9 Lazy Rivers In Maine That Are Perfect For Tubing On A Summer’s Day
For the most part, a Maine summer means sun and warm (not hot!) temperatures. But, on the days when the mercury climbs, it can feel like a real effort to do anything that requires physical activity. Even things like kayaking down a river are too much effort when all you want to do is relax. This season, when you’re feeling called to the water but would really rather relax, think about doing a little bit of both! These rivers make for some great, chill river tubing in Maine!
Have you been river tubing in Maine? Once you’re done spending time on these Maine lazy rivers, think about a meal overlooking one. Check out our previous article to read about our favorite riverfront restaurants in Maine.
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Where can I go river tubing in Maine?
There are many places to go river tubing in Maine. For example, float trips are offered by Three Rivers Whitewater in The Forks. From May through October, you can hop in a tube for a relaxing, 2-3 hour adventure on the beautiful Lower Kennebec River. Although Maine does have whitewater rapids, this trip is leisurely, so anyone aged five and above can participate.
Are there any lazy rivers in Maine?
Yes, there are plenty of lazy rivers in Maine and they are a great way to enjoy the state's gorgeous scenery. One favorite river is the Stroudwater River just outside of Portland. Beginning in the Portland Trails parking lot, this quick, 1.5-mile float takes you toward the Tate House Museum before stopping at the River’s Edge Drive trailhead.
What are the best waterparks in Maine?
One of the best waterparks in Maine is Funtown Splashtown USA in Saco. Part waterpark and part amusement park, this family-friendly destination has been a statewide favorite since 1967. Some of the best parts of this waterpark are:
- The thrill rides
- Water slides
- Kid-appropriate attractions like a splash pad and wave pool