Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Cathance River - from Topsham ME to Bowdoinham ME


Rating: Two-and-a-Half Stars - We started our paddle about 3 hours+ after hight-tide in Bowdoinham. Still allowed us to paddle the trip while the tide is receding. This route has marshes, tree-lined and undeveloped along the full-length. Paddle time was 1 hour and 42 minutes.

  Put in at park on Cathance Road
  below falls in Topsham ME.
Take out at town landing after Route 24
  bridge in Bowdoinham ME.
Estimated distance
  = 5 miles
  Best to start trip at high tide
  or soon after.
Head of Tide Park Cathance River Falls

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Cathance River in Bowdoinham ME Tide Schedule


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At the Head of Tide Park on Cathance Road in Topsham ME.
Trip date is June 2021.





Behide this pavillon is a stair to the Cathance River put in.


Our kayaks now positioned at the put in.


The Boston Kayaker launching on Cathance River with Saco.


This picture from my wife's camera with Sebec.


Sebec our dog riding with my wife.























The Boston Kayaker on the Cathance River with Saco.














Old rail bridge over the Cathance River.


















































































































































We can now see the Route 24 bridge.























Paddling under the Route 24 bridge over the Cathance River.





Take out is on left bank.














Landed. Paddle time is 1 hour and 42 minutes.


The town landing parking area on Route 24 in Bowdoinham ME.