“It’s a great art, is rowing. It’s the finest art there is. It’s a symphony of motion and when you’re rowing well, why it’s nearing perfection. You’re touching the divine. It touches the you of you’s, which is your soul.” George Pocock
Welcome to Megunticook Rowing! We are a community-based, non-profit rowing program located on Megunticook Lake, nestled within the Camden Hills of mid-coast Maine. We provide rowing opportunities to women and men of all ages and abilities – from high school to senior citizens. We hope you will consider joining us!
Here in Maine we have incredible quality of place, and Megunticook Rowing provides a great way to enjoy the peace and beauty of one of our wonderful Maine lakes. Rowing is an eco-friendly, life-long activity that nurtures a healthy body through the use of all major muscle groups. It not only provides the benefits of physical fitness, but also builds friendship, sportsmanship, discipline, fun, teamwork, and camaraderie.
The mission of Megunticook Rowing is to create the opportunity for the sport of rowing in the Mid-coast Maine area, and to educate participants in rowing technique, related skills, and the lifelong benefits of the sport of rowing.
What does MEGUNTICOOK mean?
Megunticook is what the Penobscot Abenaki Indians called this part of Maine. It means “great swells of the sea,” in reference to the Camden Hills that run along the coast and surround Megunticook Lake. Camden is known as the town where “the mountains meet the sea,” and within those mountains, Megunticook Lake is a scenic gem. It is edged by striking cliffs and Camden Hills State Park on the east, views of the Camden Snow Bowl to the southwest, and Fernald’s Neck Preserve in it’s center. Scattered islands, beautiful coves, and long straight stretches provide for every kind of workout (or scenic row) that one would ever want.
“Not everybody wins, and certainly not everybody wins all the time. But once you get into your boat and push off, tie into your shoes and bootstretchers, then “lean on the oars,” you have indeed won far more than those who have never tried”