Nesowadnehunk Falls

Kara Constantine

Job Title: 

River Guide

Certifications: 

WFR, Maine Recreational Guide, Level II Whitewater Guide

Originally from:

Beverly, MA

How long have you worked in the Outdoor Industry? 

Since 2017

What is your origin story working for Three Rivers Whitewater?

I came rafting as a guest and always felt like 1 day on the river wasn’t enough to satisfy my whitewater craving. Becoming a guide meant 8 days of training, but doing something that was so much fun. Now as a guide, I get to be on the river consistently in the summer and I love it.

What do you love most about being a Maine River Guide?

When you guide, you may be introducing the river and the sport to someone who has never gone before. That’s my favorite when you can help someone find the joy of rafting, even if they started off a bit hesitant or nervous. Also, spending so much time outside in one of my happy places.

What is your favorite rapid to guide in Maine?

I really enjoy Nesowadnehunk Falls. It is our whitewater playground on the Penobscot River and every visit is different. You can drop the Falls multiple times in one trip, surf, and spectate. Plus, the sneak peeks of Katahdin you get as you approach the raft line is a beacon of what you will see later on the trip.

What is your favorite hike in Maine? 

Hiking Katahdin is a bucket list item for many. But, if you are looking for something with a bit less traffic, the Traveler Loop in the northern end of Baxter State Park is similar in length and difficulty to Katahdin’s trails. Plus, it provides a unique view of Maine’s tallest peak.

What do you enjoy doing when not working?

In the winter, I love to ski. In the summer and fall, you can find me hiking or biking.

Favorite experience on the river?

This is too hard to narrow down….seeing wildlife (like river otters and moose!), spending more time outside than inside every day, working with people who are as excited as you are to be there.

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