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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/

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 days and three night Allagash canoe trip. We spotted 6 moose. Allagash canoe trips  with Canoe the Wild make for a great short Maine family vacation. Many Fly into Bangor or Portland and rent a car spending 3 days at the coast at Acadia National Park  near Bar Harbor or in the Boothbay Harbor region taking part in Maine coast boat cruise, lobster bake and visiting the Mid Coast botanical Gardens before or after the canoe trip for a total of 8 or 9 days vacationing in Maine. Next available Allagash canoe trips are in 2019

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.     

Pictures of our Six day Allagash canoe trip, June 23-28, from Churchill Lake to Allagash Village, 62 miles. Maine is a top destination for canoe trips. the Allagash is best for seeing wildlife including moose viewing. Late August is open for an Allagash Canoe Trip this year or visit Canoe the Wild 2018 schedule to do this next summer.

 

 

Trip Highlights from 2015. River trips including the Allagash canoe trip, St. Croix River, Cascapedia, NE Mistassibi river trip, Liard River Trip, Yukon Canada and Penobscot Rivers. also a few pictures from a moose photography outing and moose hunting wall tent base camps in the North Maine Woods. My 2016 schedule Maine canoe trips includes 3 day, 4 day and longer trips on Maine  and Canadian rivers. Most canoe trips are for the beginner, and no extreme workouts or conditioning required before you trip. An active life style including walking and stretching for a few weeks prior to the trip is helpful. Canoe trips are fully outfitted and guided. More information is available at Canoe the Wild.com

“Hi Dave, We are still basking in our Allagash bliss!! Thanks for a fantastic trip – it was just awesome in every way! The boys were nonstop about it in the car ride home…” Carolyn Cote

Allagash canoe trip with families from NH, NY City and Southern CA enjoying a four day trip on the Allagash River. Allagash canoe trips are well suited for those with little on no expereince with canoeing and camping in Maine. Maine Guide and Outfitter Dave Conley can guide your Allagash canoe trip and provide instruction, equipment and meals.