One of the most spectacular and challenging adventures in the East, the Penobscot River enjoys a reputation as a river of contrasts as it alternates between exhilarating rapids and breathtaking scenery.

The adventure begins at Ripogenus Gorge where the river is at its most turbulent, dramatically dropping over 70 feet per mile through a narrow, granite-walled canyon into the Class V Exterminator, Staircase and Cribwork Rapids.

The excitement continues as you travel 14 miles through a series of steep drops and calmer stretches on the descent under the shadow of mile-high Mount Katahdin, Maine's highest peak.

Throughout the day moose, osprey and bald eagles are all common sights in this high mountain country. Minimum age is 12 years old. Penobscot River whitewater rafting adventures are scheduled daily from early May to late September.

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