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This was Canoe the Wild’s 4th Allagash canoe trip this August. Beginning on Churchill Lake skipping the larger headwater lakes. We experienced rain, sun, thunder showers, listened to loons, watched an early morning moose feeding and viewed the night sky without light pollution!  We had first timers and Roy who did the trip 4 times (over 45 years ago) with the St. Croix Voyagers as a young teen. Back then he paddled the Allagash in a wood canvas canoe, slept in a canvas tent and nobody wore life jackets! Times sure have changed! St. Croix Voyager Groups would often get to the Allagash by paddling up Moosehead Lake from Greenville, portage into the West Branch of the Penobscot River via the Northeast Carry which is the route of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, paddle up Umbazooksus Stream and portage gear and canoes via the Mud Pond Carry (1.7 mile) over to Mud Pond then into Chamberlain Lake. On some trips they paddled and dragged upstream to Coucmogomoc Lake on their way to Allagash Lake then down Allagash Stream to Chamberlain Lake. It was an all summer affair! Check out our 2020 schedule  for Allagash canoe trips, 4 to 7 days in duration: https://canoethewild.com/2020-schedule/

Another Allagash canoe trip with Canoe the Wild, this one from Umsaskis Lake to Michaud Farms, four days and three nights, just right for those looking for a short Maine summer vacation. A great trip for first timers and seasoned paddlers alike with lots of wildlife viewing opportunities. We spotted 7 moose, lots of eagles and loons. A guided Maine canoe trip provides a safe and enjoyable time. It’s not too early to start planning your Maine summer vacation for 2019 to include an Allagash canoeing adventure from 4 days and longer, visit our 2019 schedule here.

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.

Allagash canoe trips are for all ages and for those with little or no experience. This trip was six days and five nights from just below Chase Stream Rips to Allagash Village. Swim, fish, view moose,eagles and loons, learn to handle a canoe, meet and make new friends and eat great meals cooked over the open fire. Discover why Maine is a top summer vacation destination and why the Allagash wilderness Waterway is the most famous river for canoe trips east of the Mississippi. Contact Maine Guide Dave Conley to discuss your next adventure and summer vacation plans during the 2016 summer season.

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.

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

Guided Allagash canoe trip with the Gamble Family, August 2013. Six days starting at Churchill Lake, paddling Chase Stream Rips, Umsaskis and Long Lakes, Round Pond, Portaging around Allagash Falls and ending in Allagash Village. Here is a testimonial from Mark Gamble who did the trip with his three sons. “When planning our trip, what I expected from Dave, was to get my three sons and me safely down the Allagash and to show us this beautiful river. What made the trip great were all the things Dave provided that I did not expect. I never expected the food to be so good or that he would be so great and patient with my kids. I also didn’t expect that Dave would be our own private trip photographer. Thanks to him, we have hundreds of memorable photographs that really captured this wonderful experience. I wouldn’t think twice about planning another canoe trip with Dave!” For more information and to book a trip visit  www.canoethewild.com