As warmer weather rolls into Maine, it's easy to start daydreaming about all fun to be had this summer. One of those premier experiences is whitewater rafting. The exciting activity is a popular one for Mainers and tourists alike, and one of those whitewater rafting experiences is getting some serious love from a popular site.

Viatravelers, an online travel magazine, recently published an article titled, "15 Best Whitewater Rafting in the US." One of the 15 highlighted in the story was Maine's own Kennebec River. The state's third longest river at 170 miles, the Kennebec is well known for its outdoor fun, especially its whitewater rafting.

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Numerous tour companies take rafters north of The Forks to get the ultimate whitewater rafting experience. The different classes make it challenging, but ultimately one of the best in the country, at least according to ViaTravelers. Here's a little more of what they had to say about the Kennebec.

This Kennebec River in Maine is a must-visit for white water rafting. Your trip will be the most enduring and exciting for you...The best time for rafting is during the day when the rapids are at their best, falling into classes III and IV, which can be quite a thrilling experience.

The site also mentions the notorious Three Sisters and Magic Falls, which helps give Kennebec its fun, but challenging reputation.

The Kennebec is joined by some seriously iconic rivers on Viatraveler's list, including the Colorado River in Arizona, West Virginia's Gauley River, and even Deerfield River in Massachusetts. You can see the entire list here.

What a wonderful way to ring in the summer than to see the Kennebec getting serious love for its popular whitewater rafting. More great national publicity for our wondrous state.

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