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

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.

 

Registered Maine guides Tammi Matula and Lauren Jacobs retraced Lauren’s great grandfather’s canoe route taken in 1915. Beginning at Northeast Carry including a round trip hike up Katahdin from Abol Bridge campground and back ending on Millinocket Lake. Up next, the NE Mistissibi River canoe trip in Quebec Canada, 12 days of whitewater!

Canoe the Wild guided canoe trips.  Here are a few pictures from four canoe trips this summer on the Bonaventure, NE Mistissibi and West Branch of the Penobscot Rivers. Here is a link to our August 2019 Canoe trip schedule with openings on the St. Croix and Allagash Rivers, 3,4 & 6 day in duration. We hope you can join us!

June is the month to paddle the Bonaventure River located in the Chic choc Mountains of the Gaspe peninsula of Quebec, Canada. Canoe the Wild provides fully outfitted and guided canoe trips 7 days and 6 nights on the river with the day prior involving driving up from Maine and staying overnight. Here are pictures of our early June trip, high water and no bugs…it’s the best time to be on the river! See our 2020 schedule for this trip!

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/