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Maine river ideal for canoeing.

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Tubing on the saco

My wife and I took our 3 kids tubing down the Saco river in Conway, NH, in August. Not the best I me to go as the river was low and we had to get out and tow each other over the... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2015
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Tried canoeing the Saco giving it one more chance! Came here for 18 years in a row, being our favorite vacation camping spot. We looked forward to our time on the Saco, meeting people from all over. It was a time when you could enjoy the peace and quiet of it, the river was clean and people respected it. Not... More 

Thank estr49
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

My family rented two canoes and a kayak yesterday August 16, 2016 at Seco bound in Conway New Hampshire. It was a beautiful day and extremely crowded. The process getting onto the river was chaotic but not nearly as bad as trying to get off the river at the pig farm for the bus pick up at 5 PM. They... More 

3 Thank BCalla8035
Bolton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful 3 day canoe/camping trip - 3 adults and two children. The problem is this river has been allowed to be over run with lazy dirty partiers. We call them sacidiots - they drift down the river, camp out on the sand bars, get drunk and leave behind their trash. One campsite we stopped at had piles... More 

Thank catuck
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Must do for visitors of the Saco Region. Gorgeous day floating down the river! We rented from Saco River Canoe and Kayak as we always do. They are great and affordable.

Thank lovethedr2007
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I took our 3 kids tubing down the Saco river in Conway, NH, in August. Not the best I me to go as the river was low and we had to get out and tow each other over the very low spots. I think it would have been great with more water and faster flow, but still... More 

2 Thank Geowaters
Augusta, Maine
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

This place was great. We went on 8/17/15 and the place was busy. we found Saco Bound and an easy parking spot in the shade, waited in line and when it was our turn we were helped thoroughly. Denise didn't rush us, she was helpful and made it so easy. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was crossing 302... More 

Thank Tricia G
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

The Saco river is absolutely the cleanest river I have ever been in. It is refreshing on a hot day. We usually kayak and go up the river which tends to be pretty hard since the water level is pretty low is some places. Many people get dropped off by local companies and tube down the river or kayak/canoe on... More 

Thank adventurerelax
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Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Great bird watching and. Ocean views the crowds are gone after labor day and it is still warm enough to enjoy the area and the beach. We go there from arizona every year.

1 Thank John s
scarborough maine
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Reviewed 13 September 2014

Talked about floating down the Saco River in Fryeburg, Maine for several years. Finally did it this summer and it was lots of fun. We put in at Swans Falls and exited at the Canal Bridge. After waiting so long to finally go down the river, we went 4 times in 3 weeks. It's hard to think of a better... More 

5 Thank sara r
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

I was always said I love Maine until last saturday 4,august. I went to Frieburg, Maine for kayaking the Saco river. It's was incredible:lot of people were drunk and doing dirt things. It's not for families. How the city of Frieburg and the Police can tolerate that on this beautiful river??? where is the patrol if it exist?? I think... More 

20 Thank oljo1957

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