The Royal River traces its origins to Sabbath Day Lake in New Glouceste. It is joined by several brooks on it way south through Auburn, back to New Gloucester, then to Gray, North Yarmouth and Yarmouth before entering Casco Bay.
A popular six-mile canoe trip begins in North Yarmouth on Route 9 near Dunn’s Corner in the tiny Baston Park, honoring the commitment of Richard and Rosalyn Baston to the community of North Yarmouth. (Click the map to enlarge.)
Remarkably undeveloped, the shorelines offer overhanging trees, multitudes of birds, and a degree of peace and quiet not readily available in the part of Maine. Its winding course in smooth waters make it an easy trip for families.