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St. Croix River canoe trips are fun for all ages and experience levels! A great river for a novice to learn corrective canoe strokes in easy whitewater. We’ve had beginners from ages 6 to 76 on the St. Croix. Camping is in tents and cooking is done over the open fire. Trips can be 3 to 5 days, or 6-7 days when starting on Spednic Lake. Maine guides take care of all the logistics including providing all the gear and meals and having vehicles shuttled to the takeout location.  Discover Maine as a top summer destination and plan your 2016 vacation around a guided canoe trip and river tour on the Allagash or St. Croix River with Dave Conley and Canoe the Wild.

Allagash canoe trips are for all ages and for those with little or no experience. This trip was six days and five nights from just below Chase Stream Rips to Allagash Village. Swim, fish, view moose,eagles and loons, learn to handle a canoe, meet and make new friends and eat great meals cooked over the open fire. Discover why Maine is a top summer vacation destination and why the Allagash wilderness Waterway is the most famous river for canoe trips east of the Mississippi. Contact Maine Guide Dave Conley to discuss your next adventure and summer vacation plans during the 2016 summer season.

The Liard River canoe trip is a great way to experience a remote ten day wilderness canoe trip in Canada’s northwest. This Yukon  trip begins in Caribou Lake, a high Mountain lake nestled between the Cassiar and Pelly Mountains and ends 10 or 11 days later at  the Liard Crossing on the Alaska Highway where our van will take us back to Whitehorse. The fishing is great, and you can catch Artic grayling and bull trout. Explore old trapper cabins and ruins from gold prospectors of days gone by. Known as the ‘land of the midnight sun’, offered in August so we have some darkness and opportunities for seeing the northern lights (aurora borealis). Well suited for the novice paddler and outdoors person, you’ll want to have good basic canoe handling and camping skills. Trip meets and ends in White Horse, Yukon where we meet up with our Canadian associates. Contact Dave Conley of Canoe the Wild to discuss this and other opportunities in Maine and Canada.

Maine fall canoe trip on the St. Croix River with East Grand High Schools Outdoor Education Program. Fall is a great time for canoe trips with no bugs and you probably will have the river to yourself. Paddle trips and river tours in Maine are fully guided and outfitted by Maine guide Dave Conley of Canoe the Wild. Dave teaches an outdoor education program at East Grand High School in Danforth Maine  and guides canoe trips on numerous Maine rivers including the Allagash, Machias and Penobscot Rivers.

The Nature Conservancy recently paddled the Baskahegan Stream to see the work first hand East Grand students along with outdoor instructor Dave Conley of Canoe the Wild have done with constructing low impact campsites. TNC is exploring potential stream based recreational day trip opportunities with the Butler initiative in the tributaries of the East Branch of the Penobscot River.

 

 

Pictures are of my 2013 summer canoe trips including the Mountain River Trip in the NWT of Canada, teen whitewater outing on the Bonaventure River in Quebec, two family Allagash trips, one couples Allagash trip and a teen day tour on the St. Croix River. Visit my Youtube Channel and view these pictures with added video clips of spectacular scenery and whitewater!

LINK TO YOUTUBE:  http://www.youtube.com/dgconley?feature=mhee

Visit Maine this summer for some of the best  wilderness canoeing in North America. The St. Croix River is one of Maine’s finest canoe & kayak trips known for its moderate whitewater and can be paddled all summer long. Other Maine destinations known for their scenic and recreational value- as well as their wilderness and wildlife- include the Allagash and Penobscot Rivers. Trips can be day tours, weekend getaways or longer. Canoe trips are a great way to rest, relax, explore and spend quality time with friends and family. Swim, fishing, view wildlife, photography, cook over an open fire and learn a new skill. Laugh around the campfire, star gaze and listen to the sounds of loons. Back country canoeing and camping has a way of bringing the best out of everyone. Choose the northeast for your next family vacation or group outing on a canoe camping trip and discover Maine as a top destination for wilderness adventure.

Dave Conley has been paddling the rivers of Maine and Canada since 1985. Fully outfitted and guided canoe trips offered during the summer months include day, overnight, weekend or longer for the beginner to advanced.

Maine Guide and Outfitter: We take care of all pre-trip planning, packing of group gear, menu, shopping for food and packing meals. With years of experience and many outings on Maine and Canadian rivers, we’ve become quite efficient with the whole process including best place to start and end your trip, where to camp, what rapids to scout, river distances and time needed to travel, points of interest, camp setup & takedown, providing quick shelter, proper fire wood selection, hot & hardy meals cooked over an open fire, and the knowledge & experience of your canoe route so you can have a safe and enjoyable time.

Gear We Provide: All necessary camping equipment including river bags to keep your clothing dry, sleeping pads, durable Old Town canoes, type III life jackets, paddles, tents, group tarp, cooking & eating utensils, meals while on the river.

Contact: For more information or to reserve a trip, contact Dave Conley at 207-551-8729, Email dave@canoethewild.com, Web: http://www.canoethewild.com/index.html