Kayaking & Canoeing

Canoeing and kayaking in Maine’s mid-coast are favorite activities of Coveside guests. We have a canoe and two recreational kayaks available for guest use for the short paddle to Five Islands, perhaps with a stop for a lobster roll at the Five Islands Lobster Company, or for a leisurely trip among the sailboats in the Little Sheepscot River.

The range of Maine kayaking adventures available in our area is among the most extensive on the Maine coast. Kayaking is available for those of all levels of experience. There are sheltered, short trips to Five Islands and its protected harbor, or around nearby Turnip Island, to open-water adventures to Southport Island and Boothbay Harbor for more experienced paddlers. We are a short distance from several stops on the Maine Island Trail, a network of islands open to paddlers for picnics and camping. One of our favorite trips is the paddle around nearby MacMahan Island. Longer paddles to the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Beale Island Preserve or a circle of Barter’s Island on the east side of the Sheepscot are also possible.

If you don’t have your own kayak, you can arrange a rental to be delivered to Coveside through Seaspray Kayaking in Bath. Individual kayaks may be stored next to our dock for a convenient put-in. Seaspray and other area outfitters — such as H2Outfitters in Harpswell and Lincoln Canoe & Kayak in Freeport — can also arrange guided kayak trips and lessons, either from Coveside or at other area locations.