Kayaking the Sheepscot
01 September 2012 | Boothbay, Maine
My brother and mom came up to Southport for a short visit. We toured the island by car and stopped for a lovely picnic lunch at Knickercane Island Park off of Barters Island Road in Boothbay. Knickercane Park has a good boat ramp for putting in kayaks, a swimming float, a small beach (at high tide), an outhouse, picnic tables – and a large paved parking area for inflating the kayaks and getting gear organized. While mom read at a picnic table, my brother and I kayaked along the shore of the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden and out to the Sheepscot River. We had the water to ourselves and felt a bit like Lewis and Clark – well except for people on shore waving from the paths of the Botanical Garden.