New Meadows River Kayaking Center

There’s no free lunch, but there is free launch.

Our New Meadows River location offers an easy launch point to the protected waters of the tidal New Meadows River. Located 12 miles upriver from Sebasco Harbor and Casco Bay, it’s a great place for paddlers of all ages and experience levels to enjoy a relaxing paddle to nearby islands and Thomas Point Beach.

There are both bald eagle and osprey nests along the banks, attesting to the great striper fishing, too.

Many of our Maine Island Trail and Inn-to Inn multi-day expeditions begin here as well, heading out to open ocean from Sebasco Harbor. Along the way, you’ll see lobstering communities such as Cundy’s Harbor, historic Malaga Island and enjoy world-class bird watching.

The Seaspray staff will assist you with local knowledge, tides, weather updates, camping locations, safety tips, trip planning, equipment, make sure you are outfitted with all the appropriate gear. We’ll even help you pack and unpack!

FREE launch for all kayakers. Overnight parking and wash stations upon return!

This facility offers lodging at the New Meadows Cottages, a fully stocked kayak shop, daily instruction, Maine Guide Service and docks on the water with over 100 sea kayaks, fishing kayaks, recreational kayaks, sit-on-tops, stand up paddleboards and canoes. New! -Shutty’s Seafood food truck is located on site to provide you with fine food and drink before or after your expeditions!