Maine’s Kennebec Valley is one of the eight Maine tourism regions. Named for the Kennebec River which runs down the center of the region, The Kennebec Valley (formerly The Kennebec & Moose River Valley) includes the cities and towns contained in both Kennebec and Somerset counties. The Kennebec Valley running from the region’s southern towns of Winthrop and Gardiner to Jackman in the north bordered by Canada, is a place of long-established contrasts. Where plunging mountain waterfalls sit just up the river from towns that have elevated the idea of “small Maine town” to an art form. With more than 5,000 square miles of towns, rivers, trails, and roads, there’s lots of ground to cover in Maine’s Kennebec Valley.
Today, Maine’s Kennebec Valley offers limitless activities for visitors to experience: trips along age old waterways, birding, moose safaris, hunting expeditions, mountain biking and hikes to awe-inspiring vistas like Moxie Falls (Maine’s highest) and the Attean Overlook at sunset. At day’s end, there are sporting camps, lodges, and even backwoods camping to offer you more than just a place to put your head. Roam into our downtowns and along Main Streets and you’ll find that they are a near-perfect counterpoint to our wilder, wooded side. These are places where visitors will find events and festivals of all kinds.