Cold Stream in Passadumkeag, about 35 minutes north of Orono, offers some outstanding quiet water paddling. The access point is actually on Passadumkeag River at a small turnout on Goulds River Rd before the bridge and the intersection with Pleasent Street and St John Rd. Paddle right from the access for just a bit and the mouth of Cold Stream will be on your left. Then just follow the winding stream and enjoy the solitude.
On the day I went, both Cold Stream and the larger Passadumkeag River were very calm. I only paddled a mile and a half out but the stream goes on for at least 5 miles and also connects to Little Stream Pond. This is definitely a place where I I will return!
Directions to Parking / Access:
Drone Video of my Paddle: