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Planning on vacationing in Maine this summer? Looking for some adventure for your family or group? Here is a great Maine summer vacation idea for exploring Maine while traveling in the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Canoeing on the East Branch of the Penobscot River, 3 days from Matagamon Lake to Whetstone Falls. Trip involves paddling several class II rapids and portaging around Haskell, Pond, Grand, and Hulling Machine Falls. Canoe the Wild offers this trip fully outfitted and guided for your family or group. All you will need is a few changes of clothing and and sleeping bag, and we’ll take care of the rest including having your vehicle moved to the takeout location. while no previous experience is necessary while on this guided canoe trip, being in good physical condition is important.  Contact Canoe the Wild to plan your next Maine summer outing.     

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.

June 3-10, 2016 Bonaventure River canoe trip. Canoe the Wild teamed up with Allagash Guide Inc for this one. Had high water, great people, and a great time! For more information about our trips, visit our website Canoethewild. For first timers, we recommend the St. Croix River 3-5 days and the Allagash River canoe trip, 4-8 days. we have room on several of our 2016 schedule trips this 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

Moose hunting in northern Maine during the 2nd moose hunting season in Wildlife Management District (WMD) 2 with Jim and Justin , October, 2015. Remote moose hunts offered from wall tent camps in WMD 1,2,4, & 5 in 2016. Contact Dave Conley for more information including rates, entering the Maine moose hunting lottery, odds of winning and what is provided. We have a very high success rate on Trophy bull moose hunts in Maine.

Pictures are of my 2013 summer canoe trips including the Mountain River Trip in the NWT of Canada, teen whitewater outing on the Bonaventure River in Quebec, two family Allagash trips, one couples Allagash trip and a teen day tour on the St. Croix River. Visit my Youtube Channel and view these pictures with added video clips of spectacular scenery and whitewater!

LINK TO YOUTUBE:  http://www.youtube.com/dgconley?feature=mhee

Visit Maine this summer for some of the best  wilderness canoeing in North America. The St. Croix River is one of Maine’s finest canoe & kayak trips known for its moderate whitewater and can be paddled all summer long. Other Maine destinations known for their scenic and recreational value- as well as their wilderness and wildlife- include the Allagash and Penobscot Rivers. Trips can be day tours, weekend getaways or longer. Canoe trips are a great way to rest, relax, explore and spend quality time with friends and family. Swim, fishing, view wildlife, photography, cook over an open fire and learn a new skill. Laugh around the campfire, star gaze and listen to the sounds of loons. Back country canoeing and camping has a way of bringing the best out of everyone. Choose the northeast for your next family vacation or group outing on a canoe camping trip and discover Maine as a top destination for wilderness adventure.

Dave Conley has been paddling the rivers of Maine and Canada since 1985. Fully outfitted and guided canoe trips offered during the summer months include day, overnight, weekend or longer for the beginner to advanced.

Maine Guide and Outfitter: We take care of all pre-trip planning, packing of group gear, menu, shopping for food and packing meals. With years of experience and many outings on Maine and Canadian rivers, we’ve become quite efficient with the whole process including best place to start and end your trip, where to camp, what rapids to scout, river distances and time needed to travel, points of interest, camp setup & takedown, providing quick shelter, proper fire wood selection, hot & hardy meals cooked over an open fire, and the knowledge & experience of your canoe route so you can have a safe and enjoyable time.

Gear We Provide: All necessary camping equipment including river bags to keep your clothing dry, sleeping pads, durable Old Town canoes, type III life jackets, paddles, tents, group tarp, cooking & eating utensils, meals while on the river.

Contact: For more information or to reserve a trip, contact Dave Conley at 207-551-8729, Email dave@canoethewild.com, Web: http://www.canoethewild.com/index.html

Jack, Marie, Chuck and Karen during a four day Allagash Canoe trip. This canoe trip was on Jack’s bucket list and while they had camping and some canoeing experience, they wanted a guide to take care of the details, meals and gear. Guided Maine canoe trips on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway can be from four to ten days. Maine guides can provide all necessary gear, meals, and instruction for a safe and enjoyable time on Maine’s best canoe trip. For more information on this and other great Maine canoe trips. Visit www.canoethewild.com

Four new campsites have been completed along 33 miles of stream between the White Farm Road in Kossuth to Bancroft. Ten East Grand students and three adults volunteered their time to build these new campsites. This is the third season of work being done on the waterway. During the fall of 2011, boat loads of trash were removed from eight Baskahegan Lake campsites. During the summer of 2012, eight lake campsites were upgraded with new picnic tables, signs, outboxes and improved fire pits. Summer long maintenance was done on these sites and at the landing in Brookton. This summer (2013) four new campsites where completed on the Baskahegan Stream. These campsites are on private property owned by the Baskahegan Company of Brookton, open to the public providing fire permits are obtained prior to building camp fires and users leave the campsite cleaner then they found them. Local East Grand students have gained an appreciation for the waters and lands in their ‘back yard’ and learned the importance of taking proper care of these campsites as they have take ownership in this project. These new campsites and maintenance were made possible by  grants from First Wind and funding allocated through the Washington County Unorganized Territories Grant Fund for economic development which was set up by the Washington County Government, First Wind and the State of Maine. For more information about these campsites, contact project coordinator Dave Conley of www.canoethewild.com at 207-551-8729, email dave@canoethewild.com

Bonaventure River Canoe trip on the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec Canada, a day’s drive from Maine. This was our 13 trip on the Bonaventure River. Students from East Grand & Topsfield school took part. Students gain numerous camping and canoeing skills as they canoe camp for seven days and six nights. Trip involves 80 miles with lots of lively water, class II and a few class III rapids. A great river to canoe pole.  Trips can be for adults and families and can be shortened to five days. Contact Dave Conley of Wilderness Canoe Trip with Canoe the Wild to plan a trip on one of Canada’s favorite rivers!

East Grand Students enjoy a day trip on the St. Croix River from Vanceboro to Little Falls, 9.5 miles. High water made for a great trip with easy class I-II rapids. Trips can be from 1-5 days on the St. Croix, fully outfitted and guided with Maine Guide Dave Conley. Visit Maine Wilderness Trips with Canoe the Wild for more details on planning your next trip in Maine. Best time to go, May-October. No experience necessary.