BANGOR – Paddlers from all over the country and beyond are gearing up for a favorite spring event. The 50th running of the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race will take place on April 16.
People travel from all over to test their skills through Six Mile Falls to see if they can beat last years time as they glide into Downtown Bangor.
An event that has grown immensely since it all began.
“Yes, our 50th year. It started in 1967 and has seen the event grow from year to year. From that spot when there were just a few paddlers out on the stream.” said Parks and Rec director, Tim Baude.
Hundreds of paddlers are expected to take part this year and pre-registration is now underway with a cost of $25 dollars. That price will go up to $50 dollars on Friday the 15th at 1:00 so it’s a good idea to register early.
You can do that by visiting bangorparksandrec.com or by dropping by Parks and Rec Headquarters on Main Street.