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Paddling From indigenous people to today’s adventurers, Mainers have always embraced paddling as a low-impact, hands-on way to travel and explore wild areas. Approaching quietly in a canoe or kayak—or on a stand-up paddle board (SUP)—increases your chance of observing wild creatures in their natural habitat, and paddling is an adventurous way to fish or access remote campsites. You’ll find many outfitters renting canoes, kayaks and SUPs—plus paddles and personal flotation devices—wherever you find navigable waters in The Maine Highlands. Whitewater Adventure For thrilling descents through rapids and gorges, The Maine Highlands is home to class III, IV, and V whitewater rapids. One of the most exciting is the highly technical West Branch of the Penobscot River, a favorite of rafters and whitewater kayakers. Book a trip with a professional guide service to ensure a fun and safe whitewater adventure that can include meals, camping, and all the equipment you need . 16 | THE MAINE HIGHLANDS.COM