canoe tripsThis is a pleasant, scenic, and sometimes challenging trip, on the Sheepscot River. Click on numbered canoe icons at right for video clips.
While one could put in just below the bridge, at low water a portage would be in order above the washed out dam a short distance downstream. An option is to put in just below the dam following a path on the left bank. Access is from Head Tide Road.
Thereafter a series of moderate rapids and flat water for about two miles, passing bridge abutments of the old narrow gauge Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railroad, brings one to a right bend in the river. The W. W. & F. Railroad Museum is nearby in Alna.
The remainder of the trip has no major obstructions, allowing for occasional submerged rocks. Approaching Head Tide Dam, a large rock outcrop on the left bank signals a small rock field, followed by the takeout on the right above the dam.
The takeout is at a low, weedy bank with a path through trees to the parking area.