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Welcome to the Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society

The Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society is a non-profit organization of outdoor-loving people, with membership primarily from Maine. The Society was formed in 1969 by Bangor-area canoeing pioneers with a sense of humor and a fondness for chowder suppers. Over the years the club has grown, the boats have changed, and the activities available to members have expanded, but the friendly and supportive nature of the PPCS remains the same.

Whether your idea of great paddling is Class V whitewater or tripping on wilderness lakes, you'll find members of the Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society who share your passion!

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Upcoming Trips/Events
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Dates River/Event Section Class TC
Saturday, July 30Mattawamkeag RiverIII-IVBill Blauvelt
Saturday, August 6Rapid RiverIVBill Blauvelt
Saturday, August 13Dead RiverIIIBrent Elwell
Sunday, August 14Dead RiverIIIRich Oberdorf
Saturday, August 20Magalloway RiverIVBrent Elwell

Latest Message Board Post
Subject Message
Piscatiquis River Barrows Falls to AbbottWould like to do this trip when the flow is from 200 to 400 CFS. This will usually occur after a good rain or big shower. Give us an email with your phone number and usual availability and when the conditions are right we will try to go?

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