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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.

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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

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.

Canoe-camping can be fun and safe for all ages. Pictured here is the Sanders family of Miami Florida on a four day and three night guided and outfitted St. Croix River canoe trip. When going it alone, you’ll want to have good basic canoeing and camping skills, be comfortable in class I-II rapids. know the J, pry, draw and cross draw strokes. You’ll want to keep the bow between the rocks therefore avoiding broaching rocks. It is helpful to have knowledge of the river, know the current water levels and being prepared for an unexpected high water release. Come properly prepared for all weather conditions (rain, wind, heat, cold) with the right equipment and clothing. Do you have a good waterproofing system for your clothes, gear and food? A backup plan in case of an emergency? I carry Delorme’s In Reach Sat communicator in case of an emergancy. Do you know the closest routes out? Make it fun for kids by letting them explore, discover nature, learn new skills such as knots, fire building and collecting fire wood. Provide good food, warm shelter and take several preventative steps including staying hydrated and shielding yourself from the sun. Always wear a proper fitting type III life jacket while paddling. Wearing shoes while canoeing, wading, swimming and in camp will help protect your feet. Use caution around the fire and hot water. If you are not experienced  at canoe camping, you may want to consider hiring a guide. For more info on the St. Croix River and guided trips with Dave Conley visit www.canoethewild.com

Canoe trips are a great way to view moose. Here are some soft adventure options for exploring Maine with comfortable campsites, awesome meals, and leisurely pace.

 The Allagash, 4-10 days with 4-7 being most poplular. Our number one Maine wildlife photography trip for spotting and viewing moose. The Allagash Wilderness Waterway has a large population of moose and we know the hot spots. Moose watching trips are a great to enjoy Maine’s wild places.  more information about Allagash canoe trips

West Branch of the Penobscot River 3-5 days, Choose a canoe trip West Branch Penobscot and Lobster Lake. Lobster Lake offers great campsites, sandy beaches and mountain vistas. We can set up base camp, explore islands and hike up Lobster Mountain. The Penobscot is great for viewing moose and birds. The Lobster Lake trip can be extended by traveling down the West Branch of the Penobscot River to Chesuncook Village and beyond. more information about the West Branch Penobscot River trip

Baskahegan Stream, 1-4 days, The Baskahegan Stream is less traveled with its bogs, marshes and flowages. It’s a great place for moose viewing. With the Baskahegan, you’ll have the option of tenting out in rustic campsites or day trip while staying in local accommodations. more about the Baskahegan Stream trip

Fully outfitted and guided trips means you’ll have more time to focus viewing wildlife and picture taking while we take care of all your trip logistics including all neessary equipment, canoes, camping gear, great meals cooked over an open fire, transportation or vehicle shuttle, instruction when needed and safely guide your family or group down the river. All you’ll need is what’s on your personal gear list and a sleeping bag, we’ll provide the rest!

Maine Vacation packages, 3 & 4 days

Moose Viewing Trips,

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Paddling by canoe & kayak is a great way to explore Maine with opportunities to view eagles, loons, Great Blue Herons, ducks, geese, Canadian Jay, Hooded Mergansers, Chickadee, common tern and more. Here are some river trip options for soft adventure with comfortable campsites, awesome meals, and leisurely pace. Choose a 3 day Maine vacation package and getaway on the St. Croix River and a 4 day Maine vacation package on the Allagash for great bird viewing trips and tours.

The Allagash, 4+ days, Our number one wildlife photography trip for viewing moose and bald eagles. Birders will love the Allagash with plenty of opportunities for viewing birds in an unspoiled environment. You’ll want to keep an eye out underneath as the forest floor offers a wide variety of plant life for macro photography.

West Branch of the Penobscot River, 3-5 days Our last trip into Lobster Lake we spotted the Great Blue Heron and American Bittern (pictured on this page). Choose a canoe trip into Lobster Lake on the West Branch of the Penobscot River for great campsites, sandy beaches and mountain vistas. We can set up base camp, explore islands and hike up Lobster Mountain. It’s a great trip for viewing moose and bird life. The Lobster Lake trip can be extended by traveling down the West Branch of the Penobscot River to Chesuncook Village and beyond.

The St. Croix River,  1-5 days with 3-4 days are most popular, Combines great wilderness travel with easy whitewater, maintained campsites and a healthy population of Bald eagles. It’s fun for all ages and youth always enjoy up close views of turtles and frogs during the warm summer months. Whos knows, you might even spot a pair of Great Horned Owls!

More about Maine Guide Dave Conley and guided Maine bird watching tours at Canoe the Wild website.