Welcome to the Androscoggin!

The mission of the Androscoggin River Watershed Council is to continuously improve environmental quality, encourage stewardship and promote healthy and prosperous communities in the Androscoggin Watershed.

The Androscoggin flows for nearly 170 miles, beginning at Lake Umbagog on the Maine/New Hampshire border, continuing south through northern New Hampshire, heading east through western Maine, then turning south again before joining with the Kennebec in Merrymeeting Bay and emptying into the Atlantic.  It has a rich geological and human history.  Having once been rated as one of the most polluted rivers in the country, it served as the inspiration for the Clean Water Act and now boasts great fishing, wildlife habitat, and recreation opportunities.  The Androscoggin River Watershed Council encourages collaboration among industry, conservation groups, landowners, and other interests to ensure that the Androscoggin continues to be a healthy asset to the communities on its banks and the wildlife it supports.

2015 Source to the Sea

Paddle down the Androscoggin with us. Our 20th year! 

Registration is open for the 20th Annual Source to Sea 

Register for the days you would like to come paddle with us this summer. Just click on each day of the S2S in the box on the right (Upcoming Events) to see which leg(s) are of interest to you.

Consider joining the Androscoggin River Watershed Council to support the other work we do along the River such as brook trout habitat restoration, River Trail stewardship and water quality management. Looking forward to seeing you on the river this summer.

Thanks to our new and returning Source to Sea sponsors.

Verso Paper, Androscoggin Mill; Patriot Renewables; TransCanada; L.L.Bean; Poland Springs Bottling; CES; Otis Federal Credit Union; Mahoosuc Realty; Northeast Bank; Norway Savings Bank, Bethel Branch; ReEnergy, Livermore Falls; L L Cote; W.J Wheeler; and the Betterment Fund

                                                                                                                               We gearing up for this year's 20th celebration of the Source to the Sea. We would like to invite any one who might have paddled the first Source to Sea back in 1995 to join us this year for a reunion. We hope to add some additional paddles and who knows, perhaps some special events to celebrate 20 years paddling the River. Click on the link on the left for more information

Stay tuned for more information and in the mean time consider a donation to this summer's 20th  Source to the Sea or join the Androscoggin River Watershed Council to support the work along the River Trail. Click the"Become a Member" link on the left.


Thanks to our sponsors for their generous contributions to the Source to the Sea last year.

Major sponsors:


Verso Paper, Androscoggin Mill


Sunday River

Patriot Renewables

L.L. Bean

Liberty Mutual

Other sponsors include:

Outdoor Adventures & Campground
Shaker Hill Outdoors               
Stony Brook Recreation and Campground
Bethel Inn               
Mill Hill Inn
Otis Federal Credit Union
Rostay Inn
Sport Thoma
Sudbury Inn
The Chapman Inn
Town and Country Inn

Androscoggin Land Trust
Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
Bethel Pathways
Black Diamond Steakhouse
Brunswick Topsham Land Trust
Cafe DiCocoa
Fiddlehead Consulting
Good Food Store
Healthy Oxford Hills
Joyce Financial Management
Mahoosuc Land Trust
Mahoosuc Outdoors/Inn
Mahoosuc Realty
Northern Forest Heritage Park
Pleasant River Campground
Poland Spring Bottling
River Valley Healthy Communities
Roosters Roadhouse
True North Adventurewear
White Birches Camping Park



20th Annual Source to the Sea

Upcoming events

Friday, July 10, 2015 3:00 PM • Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, Errol, NH
Saturday, July 11, 2015 8:30 AM • Errol, NH
Sunday, July 12, 2015 8:30 AM • 7 Islands Bridge in North Woods, Milan, NH
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 9:00 AM • Berlin NH
Thursday, July 16, 2015 3:00 PM • Berlin, NH
Friday, July 17, 2015 8:30 AM • Shelburne, NH & Gilead, ME
Saturday, July 18, 2015 8:30 AM • Gilead & Bethel, ME
Sunday, July 19, 2015 8:30 AM • Bethel & Hanover, ME
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:00 AM • Grafton Notch in Newry, ME
Thursday, July 23, 2015 8:30 AM • Hanover & Rumford, ME
Friday, July 24, 2015 8:30 AM • Mexico, ME & Dixfield, ME
Saturday, July 25, 2015 8:30 AM • Dixfield & Canton, ME
Sunday, July 26, 2015 8:30 AM • Canton and Jay, ME
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:30 AM • Turner, ME
Thursday, July 30, 2015 5:30 PM • Otis Mill in Jay
Friday, July 31, 2015 8:30 AM • Turner, ME
Sunday, August 02, 2015 8:30 AM • Auburn, ME
Thursday, August 06, 2015 5:30 PM • Lewiston/Auburn Area
Friday, August 07, 2015 8:30 AM • Durham, ME & Lisbon Falls, ME
Saturday, August 08, 2015 8:30 AM • Lisbon Falls, ME & Brunswick, ME
Sunday, August 09, 2015 9:00 AM • Brunswick, ME

20th Annual Source to the Sea July 4 - August 9, 2015.

The Androscoggin River Watershed Council is a member of the Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative and the Mahoosuc Initiative.

Androscoggin River Watershed Council - PO Box 1541 - Bethel, ME 04217 - (207) 754-8158 - email

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