Quarry Road Recreation Area’s location along the Messalonskee Stream makes it a perfect paddling destination and adds to the diversity of outdoor opportunities available to visitors. The Susan Child Boat Launch provides a sizable dock and hand-carry access for canoes, kayaks, and rowing shells. The boat launch is easily accessed from the Maintenance Parking Lot.

The stream wanders through woods and fields close to the center of Waterville and just 20 minutes from Augusta. There is also a launch just north of the Alfond Youth Center and the Waterville Youth Soccer fields on North Street, about a mile from the Quarry Road launch.