Royal River Water Trail

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Sabbathday to the Sea

The Royal River Water Trail from Sabbathday Lake to Casco Bay includes a wide variety of paddling experiences, and public water access points for fishing, fiddleheads, paddling, birding, hunting, swimming, picnics, shoreline hiking and biking on conserved lands and parks, and more. In the winter, sections of the Royal River are popular for skiing or skating. The Royal River Water Trail is best experienced as a series of day trips, with the best overnight options at local inns or campgrounds. Day trip options include flat water paddling for youth or novices with no necessary car shuttle.  Other options include exciting white water for experts only with the right water conditions.

Our website includes currently available maps and trip options.  Click on the icons above, or the title to the right, for trip and segment information.  The full length of the Royal River Water Trail including gaps where we are working with landowners for access permissions will soon be mapped.

We are also providing water trail information and  updates on Maine Trail Finder.