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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.

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So you want to see a moose? While moose are most active at night during  the summer months and bed down in cool shaded areas during the day. The best time to see moose is early in the morning and evenings. Below is a moose that showed up at our recent (end of July 2019) St. Croix River canoe trip campsite about 5AM. While the St. Croix is low on the list of where to see a moose, we do come across them from time to time. Late September during rutting season is a great time to call them into view! Our very best canoe trip to see moose is on the Allagash. Early mornings and evenings are best but they can be spotted throughout the day as they leave  their beds to venture into the river to feed on aquatic vegetation. We choose campsites that are known for moose viewing. While it is not a guarantee that we’ll always see moose, I would place the chances at 95% and often we’ll see numerous moose and up close! Our last scheduled canoe trip of the season is a 6 day Allagash canoe trip from Churchill Lake to Allagash Village. We have 5 adults signed up with room for 5 more. This is a great first timers canoe trip, we provide all the equipment, meals, give instruction as needed, and take care of all the pre trip planning, transportation to our launch location and back to your vehicles at trip’s end. All you’ll need is a sleeping bag and whats on your personal gear (clothing) list. To learn more about this trip, you can start by visiting our 2019 schedule webpage. Call, email or text with any questions you may have. We can send detailed trip information and a packing list to preview.

(below) a moose spotted on recent St. Croix River Canoe Trip

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(below) an early morning paddle stalking this nice bull moose on the st. Croix River

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(Below) a mom and her calf spotted while canoeing on the Allagash last summer.DSC_3282

Six day Allagash canoe trip from Chamberlain Lake to Round Pond. Explored the artifacts of the Allagash Logging days including the trains and tramway near Eagle Lake. Chase Stream Rapids was a highlight for many while spotting a small bull moose on Long Lake was a highlight for others. Canoe the Wild offers guided Maine canoe trips for all ages in 2019 from 4 to 7 days in duration. Trips are fully outfitted and guided. Meals are fantastic and no previous experience is necessary. Visit our 2019 canoe trip schedule and let a Maine guide assist you on your next Maine canoe trip.

Our 1st of two NE Mistissibi River Canoe trips in Quebec, Canada this summer with Canoe the Wild. This group of girls paddled 70 miles of whitewater in 10 days learning lots of skills along the way. Other great canoe trips here in Maine include canoeing on the Allagash and St. Croix Rivers, 3 to 6 days. A guided canoe trip lead by fun, friendly registered Maine guides make for great Maine summer family adventure vacations and help make your trip safe and enjoyable. See our 2018 summer schedule here.

Planning on vacationing in Maine this summer? Looking for some adventure for your family or group? Here is a great Maine summer vacation idea for exploring Maine while traveling in the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Canoeing on the East Branch of the Penobscot River, 3 days from Matagamon Lake to Whetstone Falls. Trip involves paddling several class II rapids and portaging around Haskell, Pond, Grand, and Hulling Machine Falls. Canoe the Wild offers this trip fully outfitted and guided for your family or group. All you will need is a few changes of clothing and and sleeping bag, and we’ll take care of the rest including having your vehicle moved to the takeout location. while no previous experience is necessary while on this guided canoe trip, being in good physical condition is important.  Contact Canoe the Wild to plan your next Maine summer outing.     

Our May 27-29, 2017 St. Croix River canoe trip.

Maine Canoe Trips with Canoe the Wild guided by Dave Conley & Tammi Matula. Choose the St. Croix River for 3 to 5 day paddling adventures for your family or group, or join others on a already scheduled 2017 Maine canoe trip! Everything is provided including instruction as needed, trip logistics, gear and meals. All you will need is a few changes of clothes and a warm compact sleeping bag. Contact Dave Conley of Canoe the Wild at 207-551-8729 for more details or visit the web at http://www.canoethewild.com

Maine Guide Dave Conley recently guided a canoe trip for Chip and Lani Cochrane of Allagash Canoe Trips. Our three day trip was into Lobster Lake, West Branch of the Penobscot watershed.  We camped at Ogden South for two nights, hiked up Lobster Mtn., fished, paddled and viewed wildlife. To view other Maine canoe trips such as the Allagash RiverSt. Croix River, visit my website at Canoe the Wild