PADDLE SMALL LAKE WEST OF PORTLAND (dog-free)

Date/Time
Date(s) - Wed, Jun 27, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Experience Level
Beginner

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A flotilla of dog-free canoeists and kayakers will paddle a small lake west of Portland. Lunch on an island.

This lake, called Skelton Flowage by some, was created in the 1950s by the construction of Skelton Dam, the largest on the Saco River.

The shoreline is mostly undeveloped and very attractive. Suitable for either canoes or kayaks of any sort (except inflatables). Easy paddling at an easygoing, relaxed pace. The limited parking can be a problem on summer weekends, hence this midweek trip.


We’ll also paddle up to a waterfall, which cascades directly into the lake. If time permits, we’ll also paddle a short way up the main stem of the Saco River, into the very scenic gorge, with sheer rock walls.


Excellent introduction to MOAC for new and/or prospective members. This has been popular in prior years.

Bring canoe or kayak plus paddles, PFDs, drinking water, sunscreen, bug spray and lunch. Dress for late June in Maine.

Contact leader if you’d like to paddle but don’t have a boat of your own. (Leader has extras, and can accommodate two boat-less paddlers.) Scott Andrews 773-9609 (home/machine) or 776-4273 (cell). Email is schussme@yahoo.com.

Meet at 10 a.m. at the Hannaford supermarket in Buxton, on Route 4/202 at the junction of Route 4A. We’ll caravan from Hannaford’s to the put-in.

Trip is show-n-go. No reservations needed. No quota. No vetting. No whining. No mothering. NO DOGS.

After take-out, the trip will finish at a local ice cream stand.

Event Creator Details

  • Name : Scott

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