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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.

Here is a collection from last summer’s canoe trips on  the Allagash, St. Croix River, Penboscot, Liard River, Yukon, NE Mistassibi, Quebec. Adventures for the First Timer and Seasoned paddler. Come join us on a Canoe Trip in Maine or Canada in 2016. Visit http://www.canoethewild.com

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

The Liard River canoe trip is a great way to experience a remote ten day wilderness canoe trip in Canada’s northwest. This Yukon  trip begins in Caribou Lake, a high Mountain lake nestled between the Cassiar and Pelly Mountains and ends 10 or 11 days later at  the Liard Crossing on the Alaska Highway where our van will take us back to Whitehorse. The fishing is great, and you can catch Artic grayling and bull trout. Explore old trapper cabins and ruins from gold prospectors of days gone by. Known as the ‘land of the midnight sun’, offered in August so we have some darkness and opportunities for seeing the northern lights (aurora borealis). Well suited for the novice paddler and outdoors person, you’ll want to have good basic canoe handling and camping skills. Trip meets and ends in White Horse, Yukon where we meet up with our Canadian associates. Contact Dave Conley of Canoe the Wild to discuss this and other opportunities in Maine and Canada.