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This was Canoe the Wild’s 4th Allagash canoe trip this August. Beginning on Churchill Lake skipping the larger headwater lakes. We experienced rain, sun, thunder showers, listened to loons, watched an early morning moose feeding and viewed the night sky without light pollution!  We had first timers and Roy who did the trip 4 times (over 45 years ago) with the St. Croix Voyagers as a young teen. Back then he paddled the Allagash in a wood canvas canoe, slept in a canvas tent and nobody wore life jackets! Times sure have changed! St. Croix Voyager Groups would often get to the Allagash by paddling up Moosehead Lake from Greenville, portage into the West Branch of the Penobscot River via the Northeast Carry which is the route of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, paddle up Umbazooksus Stream and portage gear and canoes via the Mud Pond Carry (1.7 mile) over to Mud Pond then into Chamberlain Lake. On some trips they paddled and dragged upstream to Coucmogomoc Lake on their way to Allagash Lake then down Allagash Stream to Chamberlain Lake. It was an all summer affair! Check out our 2020 schedule  for Allagash canoe trips, 4 to 7 days in duration: https://canoethewild.com/2020-schedule/

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Four day Allagash canoe trip, August 11-14 from Round Pond to Allagash Village, 33 miles. This was one of four guided Allagash canoe trips in August. Most had no previous canoeing experience and enjoyed the trip very much! Thinking about taking part in a future Maine canoe trip? Why not interact with those leaving reviews on Trip Advisor or contact us with questions you may have. Visit Canoe the Wild’s 2020 schedule here.

Another Canoe the Wild wilderness whitewater canoe trip. 10 days and 9 nights on the NE Mistissibi River, Quebec, Canada with miles and miles of class I-III whitewater. Maine guides Tammi Matula and Nate Smith provided excellent instruction assisting the girls with personal growth while making life long memories!  See our 2020 summer canoe trip schedule here. Photo credits: Tammi Matula and Nate Smith.

Katahdin Woods and Waters and the East Branch of the Penobscot River

Enjoy a Katahdin Woods and Waters canoe trip on the East Branch of the Penobscot River. Below the Grand Lake Matagamon dam is the scenic and rugged East Branch of the Penobscot River whitewater canoe trip with views of the Traveler Mountains to the west in Baxter State Park. The East Branch of the Penobscot River drains the region north and northeast of Mt Katahdin. It is a 27-mile trip from the Matagamon Wilderness Campground to Whetstone Falls with several mandatory portages around scenic waterfalls including Haskell Rock Pitch, Pond Pitch, Grand Pitch and Hauling Machine Pitch. An extended canoe trip is possible from the West Branch to the East Branch via the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and Mud Pond Carry. This is the route taken by  Henry David Thoreau in the 1800s. Must be in good physical condition for portaging.

 

Registered Maine guides Tammi Matula and Lauren Jacobs retraced Lauren’s great grandfather’s canoe route taken in 1915. Beginning at Northeast Carry including a round trip hike up Katahdin from Abol Bridge campground and back ending on Millinocket Lake. Up next, the NE Mistissibi River canoe trip in Quebec Canada, 12 days of whitewater!

June is the month to paddle the Bonaventure River located in the Chic choc Mountains of the Gaspe peninsula of Quebec, Canada. Canoe the Wild provides fully outfitted and guided canoe trips 7 days and 6 nights on the river with the day prior involving driving up from Maine and staying overnight. Here are pictures of our early June trip, high water and no bugs…it’s the best time to be on the river! See our 2020 schedule for this trip!

June in the chic Choc Mountains of the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec is the time to paddle the Bonaventure River. With lots of lively but not over the top whitewater, A 7 day and 6 night trip is ideal. Here is a group of mostly college age students from a church youth group in PA. It’s not too early to star making plans for 2020 on the Bonaventure River!  Contact Dave Conley of Canoe the Wild for more information!