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Summary of Work Completed during the 2012 Summer Season: Upgraded eight camp sites on Baskahegan Lake including Long Island, Ant Island, Ship Island & Round Island (3), Norway and Abraquidassat Points. Work done includes completion of rebuilding rock fire pits, grading ground surfaces for picnic tables and tenting, installing heavy duty cedar picnic tables, fiberglass outboxes and signage. Kenneth Winiarski (age 16) did biweekly maintenance of lake camp sites, weekly cleaning of the landing in Brookton including cutting the grass, picking up trash and maintaining a trash can. A survey box was installed at the Brookton Landing and user’s feedback collected. High quality signs with a map of the lake showing campsite locations and trip distances by canoe or kayak were placed at the Brookton Landing and launch location on The White Farm Road in Kossuth. The project was made possible by grants awarded to Maine Wilderness Trips with Canoe the Wild Guide service  from the Stetson Mountain fund and a nature based tourism fund by the Washington County Unorganized Territory Tax increment fund (TIF) program that was established through a cooperative agreement between First Wind and the Washington County government. Sunrise County Economic Council is the administrator of the funds. Baskahegan Lake is a great spot to fish for white perch and small mouth bass. Camping is available on several island sites. Make this a multi day canoeing or kayak trip beginning in Kossuth near Topsfield off route 6 to Brookton-Danforth-Bancroft, 10 to 33 miles, 1 to 3 days and is best run in high water during the spring, early summer and in the fall. Our goal for 2013 (with landowner permission) is to build four sites along the stream sections of the 33 miles from Kossuth to Bancroft which will make longer paddle trips by canoe or kayak more desirable.

Late summer Salmon Fishing in Maine on the West Banch of the Penobscot River. Guided fishing trips are available by the day or overnight when taking part in a canoeing trip.

The Allagash Wilderness Canoe trip in northern Maine is a great place to vacation. Canoe the Wild provides fully outfitted and guided canoe trips from four to nine day trips for families and groups including adult, youth groups and scouts. Rest, relax, swim, fish, and spot wildlife. Learn new skills, cook over an open fire and photography. Choosing a Maine guide to head up your trip provides for a safe and enjoyable time. No previous skills are necessary.

Wilderness Canoe trips for the family on Maine’s St. Croix River. Choose from a day trip, overnight, up to four days. Canoe the Wild can take care of all trip logistics including vehicle shuttles, equipment including canoes, tents, life jackets, cooking, and eating utensils, meals, instruction and safely guide your family or group down the river.   Contact Dave Conley to discuss putting a trip together for your family, coorporate, scout,  or youth group on an adventure in Maine.


The St. Croix River is Maine’s best canoe trip for families and groups with little or no experience! Book a trip this summer from 1-4 days for your family or group Maine adventure!

The St. Croix River is dam controlled which means it is runnable all summer long. With miles of quick water and numerous class I-II rapids, it’s easy to see why the St. Croix is one of Maine’s best canoe trips. The Fall foliage season is a great time to canoe the St Croix and often we have the river to ourselves.

Well suited for families and groups of all ages with little or no experience, the St. Croix is a great river to learn basic paddling and camping skills. The more advanced paddler will appreciate the quick water, numerous rapids and may even want to try their skill at solo paddling or canoe poling.

Paddling from Vanceboro to Little Falls makes for a relaxing day trip. Little Falls is a great spot to swim, fish, rump bump and have lunch with the opportunity to paddle or pole a class II rapid.

Campsites located on the river’s edge are rustic with picnic tables, fire pit and an outbox. We camp in tents and cooking is done over an open fire. A more relaxed schedule allows time to swim fish read a book and enjoy quality time with friends and family.

With numerous starting and ending points, choose a trip 1-5 days in duration. Dave and his team can take care of all your trip logistics including outfitting, shuttling of vehicles to the take out point, meals, instruction when needed and safely guide your family or group up to 25 in number.

Saint Croix River Map

Day & overnight trips:

Vanceboro to Little Falls 9.5 miles, 1 or 2 days

Vanceboro to Loon Bay 19.5 miles, 1, 2 or 3 days

Vanceboro to Kellyland 33 miles, 4 or 5 days

Pricing per person fully outfitted and guided

Day trips $75.00

Overnight $195.00

Additional days $95.00

Teens come for 1/3 off, ages 12 and under 1/2 price when at least four pay full price on overnight trips, minimum group size of six required. Inquire for pricing for smaller groups. Discounts for groups 10-24 in size. Day trip prices are for a minimum group size of 8.