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Paddling by canoe & kayak is a great way to explore Maine with opportunities to view eagles, loons, Great Blue Herons, ducks, geese, Canadian Jay, Hooded Mergansers, Chickadee, common tern and more. Here are some river trip options for soft adventure with comfortable campsites, awesome meals, and leisurely pace. Choose a 3 day Maine vacation package and getaway on the St. Croix River and a 4 day Maine vacation package on the Allagash for great bird viewing trips and tours.

The Allagash, 4+ days, Our number one wildlife photography trip for viewing moose and bald eagles. Birders will love the Allagash with plenty of opportunities for viewing birds in an unspoiled environment. You’ll want to keep an eye out underneath as the forest floor offers a wide variety of plant life for macro photography.

West Branch of the Penobscot River, 3-5 days Our last trip into Lobster Lake we spotted the Great Blue Heron and American Bittern (pictured on this page). Choose a canoe trip into Lobster Lake on the West Branch of the Penobscot River for great campsites, sandy beaches and mountain vistas. We can set up base camp, explore islands and hike up Lobster Mountain. It’s a great trip for viewing moose and bird life. The Lobster Lake trip can be extended by traveling down the West Branch of the Penobscot River to Chesuncook Village and beyond.

The St. Croix River,  1-5 days with 3-4 days are most popular, Combines great wilderness travel with easy whitewater, maintained campsites and a healthy population of Bald eagles. It’s fun for all ages and youth always enjoy up close views of turtles and frogs during the warm summer months. Whos knows, you might even spot a pair of Great Horned Owls!

More about Maine Guide Dave Conley and guided Maine bird watching tours at Canoe the Wild website.

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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