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Thinking About Whitewater Rafting In Maine For Your Next Vacation

Whitewater rafting is known as a leisure sport which allows you to travel down the river that has a turbulent or uneasy flow in the large raft which typically holds several people. The whitewater rafting consists of the navigating down a river which can be either calm or turbulent in the different areas. By maneuvering around the rocks, through the small cascading waterfalls or drops as well as fallen timber and the water plants can make the experience a challenging event that requiring teamwork.

In the whitewater rafting, the passengers are typically using a raft that made from the durable multilayer rubber or vinyl. This type of sport is very popular during the summer, spring and fall months when water temperature is above freezing...


Bored? Try Tidal Bore Rafting in the Bay of Fundy!

The Bay of Fundy is home to the rare tidal bore phenomena, where tides overpower the stream of outflowing rivers. Twice a day, at high tide, a large volume of water floods from the Bay of Fundy into the rivers that feed it. The narrow river banks compress the rising waters in a spectacular surge and a visible standing wave, sometimes 1 meter (3 ft) in height! As the roaring and swirling water races upstream at speeds close to 15 km per hour (10 mph) it generates rapids in its wake that are between 3 and 3.5 meters (10-12 ft) high.

The majority of rivers flowing directly into the upper Bay of Fundy flanked by Nova Scotia and New Brunswick provide tidal bores. The majority of them are situated on the Nova Scotia side of the Bay of Fundy...