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East Grand Adventure Race headed up annually by Canoe the Wild. Had another great race on May 11 here in the Danforth area with 71 taking part in the adventure race and 14 in the separate 34 mile Baskahegan Stream Canoe Race. Event includes a compass run, mountain biking and paddling (canoe or kayak). A great time for all ages and ability levels! The family division is a great way to connect people outdoors and includes all aspects of the race except the biking. Why not mark your calendar for May 9, 2020 and join us then? Here is a link to the adventure race webpage and full details. Missed the race but want to take part in a family canoeing adventure this summer? Check out our 2019 summer canoe trip schedule

Video of Our 2019 East Grand Adventure Race


Album of 2019 East Grand Adventure Race

Adventure Racing is a great way to get young people, teens and adults outside and learn new skills such as using a compass, mountian biking and paddling a canoe or kayak.  East Grand Outdoor Education Teens also have to opportunity to assist on Canoe the Wild canoe trips on Maine’s Allagash, St. Croix and Penobscot rivers and select rivers in Canada. Over 70 take part in the 10th annual East Grand Adventure Race and Baskahegan Stream canoe in Danforth Maine Saturday, May 9th. The 18+ mile course included a 1.4 mile compass run, 9 miles of mountain biking, 8 miles of paddling and several challenges along the way including log rolling, tomahawk throwing, two person cross cut saw, and a mud crawl. Winners of the High School boys division and overall winners were East Grand’s Philip Farley & Peter Apgar with a course time of 2:03:18 after calculating time off for completing challenges. East Grand’s Physical Education teacher Tammi Matula had several middle school students on her relay team doing the compass run and biking while Judy Crone and Rene Crone paddled. Other local winners include the father and son team of Eric and Thomas Gilman taking first place in the Jr/Sr division, Sam Plummer and Sarah Stoddard 1st place in the High School Mixed Division and Logan Crone and Andy VeNess in the men’s division. Orono High school had several teams in the race including several adult teams. The separate 34 mile Baskahegan Stream Canoe Race which started in Kossuth off of route 6 and ended in Bancroft north of Danforth was won by the four person team of Chip Loring, Terry Wescott, Ander Thebaud and Bob Hessler completing the race in 5:05:10. Many thanks to the 50+ volunteers who made this event possible and to SunEdison, Machias Savings Bank, Woodie Wheaton Land Trust and Ski Rack Sports for helping to sponsor this event. Full results and pictures are available on the school’s website by visiting


EAST GRAND ADVENTURE RACE was held May 10 in Danforth, Maine as part of East Grand High School’s Outdoor Education program. Over 80 took part in the triathalon or Baskahegan canoe race that day. Twenty mile race included a 1.6 mile off trail compass run, 10 miles of mountain biking, 8 miles of paddling. Extra challenges in the field included a mud crawl, two person cross cut saw competition, tomahawk throwing and log rolling. Challenges earned minutes off your overall course time! Divisions: race in pairs in the high school boys, girls, mixed; Adult men, women, mix; Jr./Sr. The open division can by solo, teams of any size, relay, kayak or canoe. In short, anything that doesn’t fit into the other divisions competed in the open division. Entering a relay team is a great way to participate without having to complete the entire course. Next race is May 9, 2015. Entry fee is $20.00 per person which includes trophies, t-shirt, lunch and over $1,000.00 in prizes for youth divisions. Proceeds benefit East Grand School’s outdoor education program. Sponsored in part by First Wind, Woodie Wheaton Land Trust and Ski Rack Sports. For more info contact Dave Conley of Canoe the Wild at email or call 207-551-8729, School’s website is