Since the invention of inflation, prices for groceries have skyrocketed and rivers have become traversable. Enjoy the scenic side of economics with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an eight-hour canoe rental—including personal flotation devices and paddles for two people—at U.S. Rafting. The rental center is situated on the south end of Indian Pond in The Forks, Maine, about a four-hour drive from Boston proper. Canoe rentals are available on Saturdays only.
While paddling across the aquatic elegance of serene Indian Pond, canoe captains and their Spocks can soak up naturally framed views of not-so-distant mountains, majestic herds of migrating Stephen Kings, and soaring bald eagles. With eight hours of casual cruising time, intrepid explorers can easily tote along a day's worth of picnic-worthy edibles, fishing tackle, cameras, and any necessary koozies for insulating cans of adult soda or refreshing store-bought corn. In between strokes, land lovers can island-hop the various squares of terra that patchwork the water or, if desired, find a secluded spot along the tree-lined shores to bask in the warm, cascading colors of autumn's leaf massacre. Call to reserve your canoe at U.S. Rafting.
Whether cruising along the lower portion of the Kennebec River or crashing through the Class V rapids of the Dead River, the guides at U.S. Rafting treat groups to the varied outdoor adventures of Maine's untapped wilderness. Along with the whitewater odysseys, explorers can hike to the majestic 90-foot Moxie Falls, trade baseball cards with black bears on the Appalachian Trail, and paddle canoes on Indian Pond—a lake that's home to deer, moose, and several species of fish including bass and salmon. Located on the property, the Outpost Lodge accommodates up to 20 visitors in a knotty pine wilderness atmosphere. .
3775 Rt. 201
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