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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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Another Canoe the Wild 4 day Allagash canoe trip guided by Tammi and Nate. the perfect trip for those wanting an experience on Maine’s famed Allagash River but not wanting to be gone for a week or more. While many come to Maine just to do this trip, others will combine it with other destinations while on their Maine summer vacation  including time spent on the Maine coast at such destinations as Acadia National Park, Boothbay Harbor Region and Portland which has become quite the destination for fine dining.  Be sure to check out our 2020 schedule for Allagash canoe trips and other Maine canoe trips from 3 days to a week or longer.

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 guided and outfitted canoe trip with  Canoe the Wild on the St. Croix River, three days and two nights. Up next, is our five & three day (back to back) St. Croix River canoe trips followed by four Allagash canoe trips….we’ve still got room for five on our six day Allagash canoe trip, August 16-21. check out our 2019 summer schedule click here

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.

 

Family canoe trip on Maine’s West Branch of the Penobscot River. This one being 3 days and 2 nights. Canoe trips are a great way to unwind and spend quality time with friends and family. We still have a few openings on our  4 & 6 day Allagash canoe trips, August 11-4, 16-19 & 16-21. See full schedule here: https://canoethewild.com/2019-schedule/

October 2-4 with a private school group canoe trip here in Maine on the St. Croix River with Canoe the Wild. It’s not too early to start planning now for the 2019 summer canoeing season.  Canoe the Wild can assist you with your  custom family, private, corporate, scouts, youth group outings from 3 to 5 days in duration on the St. Croix and other Maine Rivers. Canoe trips and river tours make for great affordable Maine summer vacations. Canoe trips are fully outfitted and guided.