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Sheepscot River Paddle

Co-hosted with Midcoast Conservancy

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In celebration of World Fish Migration Day, Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) and Midcoast Conservancy (MC) are co-sponsoring a paddle on Saturday, May 21 on the Sheepscot River. World Fish Migration Day is a global celebration to raise awareness about the importance of migratory fish and free-flowing rivers. 

Registration is required. Participants who register for the event will receive details on parking and launch time.

Click the Register button above to register through the Midcoast Conservancy web site.

The schedule:

  • Gather at Head Tide Dam: Please join us as we kick off our paddle and we briefly share why the Sheepscot River is an important part of maintaining healthy sea-run fish populations.

  • Paddle down the Sheepscot River: Starting below the Head Tide Dam in Alna and finishing at Sheepscot Village in Newcastle. 

  • Ride back to the start: Enjoy your ride back to the launch site with a free shuttle provided courtesy of Kieve Wavus Education. To learn more about Kieve Wavus Education visit kwe.org

Many partners, including Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Department of Marine Resources, Atlantic Salmon Federation, Midcoast Conservancy, and Maine Coast Heritage Trust provide protection of the Sheepscot River to ensure high water quality in this important Midcoast Watershed.  

What to bring:

Bring your own boat, paddles, and life jackets if you have them.

There is a limited number of boats available free of charge upon request. Sign up on the registration form.

Bring lots of snacks and water.

It will be May in Maine so dress accordingly and be prepared for weather and bugs! Lastly, make sure you wear waterproof footwear or shoes you don’t mind getting wet. 

Trip capacity and age limit:

The capacity for this trip is limited to 15 participants, aged 15 years and older. Advance registration is required.


Contact Melissa Cote at Midcoast Conservancy,  .