Run of River is a proposed whitewater recreation area in and around the Kennebec River Gorge that will enhance quality of life for residents and position Skowhegan as a tourist destination. Features will include a whitewater play park with enhanced rapids and waves for kayakers, canoeists, and other water enthusiasts; terraced seating; a four-season trail system for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and more; pristine fishing waters with improved fish habitat; a boathouse and events venue; a riverfront promenade; and an array of parks for nature-based tourism.
A strategic community development project designed to improve quality of life and place, Run of River will diversify the economy, spur business development and tourism, create jobs, attract entrepreneurs and new residents, improve health and wellness of citizens, engage local youth, and transform Skowhegan into an even more vibrant, bustling cultural center for years to come.
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For more information, check out the following documents—and don't forget to peruse the slideshow below for a glimpse at all the potential of Skowhegan's river, parks, and trails.