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Here is a look back at our 2018 canoeing season. We had a record season with 141 people of all ages on 15 outings on the St. Croix, Allagash, Spednic Lake, Bonaventure and NE Mistissibi Rivers!  All trips are fully outfitted and guided and with most trips, no previous experience is necessary.  Meals are fantastic and our gear and canoes are new or like new. We hope to see you on a future canoe trip!  So when planning your Maine 2019 summer vacation, why not check out our 2019 schedule and join us on a canoe trip? All you will need is what is on your personal gear list and sleeping bag and we’ll take care of the rest including basic canoeing instruction as necessary.

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Our 5th canoe trip this month! this one guided by Tammi Matula. and Andrew Gibbs. The Allagash is our number one trip for spotting moose and other wildlife. Makes for a great Maine family vacation, choose 4 to 8 days, part or the entire wilderness waterway. Pictures taken by Tammi Matula. click here for Canoe the Wild’s 2019 schedule.

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

Looking for a great Maine summer vacation? Need a canoe guide and outfitter? Canoe the Wild offers guided canoes trips on the Allagash from 4- 8 days in duration. The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is Maine’s best known canoe trip and has attracted paddler’s for more than a century. Henry David Thoreau ventured into this region more than 150 years ago by traveling into the Allagash via the Mud Pond Carry from the West Penobscot watershed. The legendary Allagash is Maine’s only designated Wild and Scenic River.

Allagash canoe trips are popular with families, scouts, teens, summer camps, as well as adult and youth groups. With its easy flowing river sections and its moderate whitewater on Chase Stream Rapids, the Allagash is well suited for ages 12 and up. It is one of the few eastern rivers that can be paddled for a week or longer without coming into contact with modern civilization.

If you’re hoping to encounter wildlife, the Allagash is where you want to be. It has consistently been our best Maine canoe trip for spotting wildlife, including moose and eagles. With numerous put in and take out locations, outings can be planned from four to ten days. Pictures below are of a September canoe trip on the Allagash during 2017

Custom Maine Family canoe trip with the Maxcy family on the Allagash River. A quality time  without the every day distractions experienced back home. Instead of cell phones ringing….loons cried! No motorized sounds, just the sucking sound of paddles working up swirls of water with each stroke. The crackling of the fire signaled a hot drink or meal being cooked. The sound of this wilderness place was refreshing.

East Branch of the Penobscot River canoe trip through the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Our three day canoe trip begins just below Grand Lake Matagamon and ends at Whetstone Falls. there are four mandatory portages around Haskell Pitch, Pond Pitch, Haulling Machine and Grand Falls. You’ll want to scout Bowline Falls. you’ll want to be in good physical shape for  this trip. High Water difficult & dangerous (over 600 CFS) medium water recommended (300-55 cfs) and low water (100-150cfs) skinny but runnable. Canoe the Wild offers this trip for First timers and seasoned paddlers alike. First timers will want to run it at medium to low water and will receive instruction as needed for paddling in whitewater.  All equipment and meals are provided when signing up for this canoe trip with Canoe the Wild.

Troop 76 of Holliston, MA on their 2nd canoe trip with Canoe the Wild. The scouts gained confidence with basic canoemanship on moving water, learned how to set up and take down camp, proper fire wood selection, knots and uses of, cooking over an open fire and much more. The St. Croix River is a great option for groups of all sizes with no previous experience with 4 or 5 days being the best duration.