Considerations and What to Typically Expect
Late April into May are busy. With spring, we usually have an abundance of water from snow melt off offering a wide range of trips to choose from. It is primarily better white water for the white water enthusiast. And is the only time you can justifiably plan on some of the rivers such as the Machias and St. John.
In early June the waters begin to warm with the onset of spring. Variable and dropping levels reduce the choices of rivers to plan trips on.
July and August seem to be the prime months clients choose for trips. The rivers to plan on are more limited and these rivers have more traffic and volume of people than at other times of the year. Water temperatures are at their warmest and comfortable for swimming.
Fall is my favorite season in Maine. The days are mild and nights are cool. The foliage is beautiful in late September into October. The water temperatures are still warm and you will find the dam controlled rivers generally running at moderate and enjoyable levels.