Southern Watershed Trails and Preserves
The St. George River Canoe Trail
The St. George River is the lifeblood of the watershed that winds its way from its headwaters in Lake St. George and Frye Mountain in Waldo County to its mouth where it flows into Muscongus Bay in Knox County. The 51-mile river falls from coastal mountains through rich farmlands, ten towns, and flows through seven lakes.
The St. George River boasts some amazing boating opportunities including fast rips, tranquil pools under nearly closed tree canopies, and six portages. We’ve created a river trail map covering 36 miles for those interested in canoeing and kayaking this beautiful river. The map shows the river in four sections and highlights access points, rapids, portages and historical points of interest. Let’s go paddling!
Georges River Scenic Byway
Many of us enjoy the beauty of the St. George River watershed in a number of ways, perhaps sailing the river between Thomaston and its mouth where it empties into Muscongus Bay, or maybe paddling a canoe or kayak on the river above the tide. Fishing the river is always an enjoyable way to spend a couple of quiet hours, too. Of course, landlubbers too have a lot to like about the watershed as the Georges River Land Trust maintains more than 70 miles of trails and 4,000 acres of preserves along the full length of the river from Quigg Island near its source in Liberty to the Pleasant Point Nature Preserve near the mouth of the river in Cushing. There’s even public art on view at the Langlais Art Preserve, also in Cushing. Read on...