The river here is a six mile narrow pond formed by the dam at East Elm Street. This stretch of river can be paddled by novices either upriver or downriver with equal ease from well-maintained hand-carry boat launches at either end, with good parking. More Info
Downtown Yarmouth provides a rich variety of river experience, highly varied depending upon water levels. A remarkable network of trails and parks along the river provide for a wide range of recreation. Well-stocked fisheries attract anglers and kids year-round. More Info
This two mile stretch of the Royal is very popular. Paddlers may begin from a developed hand carry launch at Wescustogo Park or the developed hand carry launch at Route 9. The river is typically maintained to stay clear of fallen trees, though caution is always necessary. More Info
This four mile segment of the Royal River Water Trail features New Gloucester’s Intervale Preserve. The Intervale provides some of our watershed’s most valuable habitat for migratory birds, waterfowl, and game birds. This section of the water trail begins at the boat launch at the RRCT Intervale Preserve at Intervale Road (Route 231) and ends at the boat launch at RRCT’s Intervale Preserve at Penney Road. Both preserves have good parking, though hand-carry boat access at both ends involves steep muddy banks. This is a good segment for fishing, hunting, and birding in addition to paddling. More Info.
This segment of the Royal River Water Trail consists of the uppermost reaches of the Royal River and its headwater ponds. Visitors can enjoy beautiful, quiet flatwater paddling trips and great fishing, along with some trails along the shoreline. More Info