All Ages Event

Paddle the Orange River Watershed

Celebrating World Fish Migration Day!

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Photo: Ken Woisard

Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Downeast Coastal Conservancy are co-sponsoring a paddle on the Orange River in celebration of World Fish Migration Day.

The day will include:

  • Paddle down Orange Lake: enjoy a short hike along the northern lakeshore in MCHT’s Rocky Lake Preserve.
  • Paddle and Portage from Orange Lake into Rocky Lake: explore MCHT’s Rocky Lake Preserve.
  • Campfire and Picnic: Join us afterward at MCHT’s Orange Lake campsite for a campfire and picnic. Please bring your own snacks and lunch. A special treat of smoked alewives will be provided!

What to bring:

  • Bring your own boat, paddles, and life jackets if you have them.
  • It will be May in Maine so dress accordingly and be prepared for weather and bugs! Bring an extra layer and a hat.
  • Be sure you wear waterproof footwear or shoes you don’t mind getting wet.

Don’t have a boat?

How to get there:

We’ll meet at the MCHT Office at 160 US Rt. 1 in Whiting at 9:30 to carpool to the launch site.

Questions?

For more information, contact Jacob van de Sande at or (207) 259-5040


Departure Location

MCHT Office, 160 US Rt. 1, Whiting


This event takes place at Rocky Lake, Whiting

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Featuring nearly six miles of lakeshore and 3,057 acres in Whiting, this wildlife-rich preserve is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year. | Learn more