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Mahoosuc Guide Service is celebrating our 32nd Anniversary!

DOGSLEDDING AND CANOE TRIPS IN MAINE, NEW ENGLAND, AND CANADA Mahoosuc is one of the most respected and experienced recreational guide services in New England. We are one of the only guide services that make our living as year round, full time, professional wilderness guides. We offer a variety of dogsledding and canoeing vacation options – most with no prior experience necessary. We are beginning our 32nd consecutive year offering dogsledding and canoe trips in New England and Canada. We started mushing in the late ’70′s and have years of experience from Alaska and the Yukon to the Eastern Canadian Arctic before we started Mahoosuc. We’ve canoed wild rivers all over North America, from the Grand Canyon to the sub-arctic. You can follow our doggy world on Facebook. We look forward to introducing you to our healthy, happy Yukon Huskies. P.S. One or two of our huskies come on every canoe trip as well!

For 32 years now whether you have been out with us in a canoe or the back of a dogsled, the safety of our guests has always been our top priority – and will continue to be. For more specifics as to how we are addressing the challenges brought on by Covid-19 please contact us: email: OR call: 207.824.2073.
Dogsledding Trips
Dogsledding Trips
More information on our dogsledding tours in New England and Canada
Canoe Trips
Canoe Trips
Click for more information on our canoe trips in New England, Western US, and Canada
Courses and Events
Courses and Events
More information on our canoe-making, dogsled-making, wilderness first aid certification courses, and other special events.
About Your Guides
About Your Guides
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In the News
In the News
Click to read recent articles and view recent videos of Mahoosuc Guide Service in the local, regional, and national news.
Our Dogs
Our Dogs
More information about our dogs, and Yukon Huskies

Dogsledding Vacations, Trips, and Tours

Like Dogs? Like Snow? A dogsledding trip may be the winter vacation for you! Here are a few reasons why Mushing Magazine, the recognized international authority on dogsledding, recommends us (CNN article) as one of North America’s Top 5 outfits to go dogsledding with:

• We are both Master Maine Guides, the highest level recognized by the State of Maine with 32 and 42 years experience.
• We have been in business since 1989.
• We are full time professionals. Guiding is all we do – it is not a part time hobby.
• All of our trips are owner guided. One of us (Kevin or Polly) is on each of our trips.
• We are one of the few kennels where every dog was personally raised by us from puppyhood. They are all well trained, and we have been working with these bloodlines since 1979.
• We take extremely good care of our dogs. They get a summer vacation, full vet care, pastures to play in during the off season, and retirement to our house.
• We make our own wooden dogsleds, snowshoes, and toboggans.
• Our Yukon huskies are novice-musher friendly. Small size teams (5 dogs) with big steady dogs make it easier for beginners to learn to mush.
• Our business received the Maine Office of Tourism “Excellence in Nature Based Tourism Award.”
• Mahoosuc Guide Service offers the only Winter Guide Training course in Maine for guides and outdoor leaders.

Maine Canoe Trips on the Allagash and other wilderness rivers

Traveling by canoe is the traditional way to see the North Maine Woods and the best way to see wildlife up close.
A few reasons you may want to consider Mahoosuc Guide Service for a canoe trip vacation are:

• We are Master Maine Guides with 32 and 42 years of experience.
• We have been in business since 1989.
• We are former ACA certified Instructors and Instructor trainers.
• We are full time professional guides. Guiding is all we do.
• Mahoosuc Guide Service offers the only Canoe River Guide Training Course in Maine.
• We handcraft our own cedar-canvas canoes, paddles, and setting poles.
• We developed one of the first River Rescue courses for professional guides back in 1985.
• We received the State of Maine’s “Excellence in Nature Based Tourism Award.”
• We are able to design custom trips for families or friends and cater to any special needs you may have.

FEATURED TRIP: Allagash River Canoe Trip

August 2 - 7
$1425 per person

The Allagash was our Nation’s first river to receive the “Wild and Scenic Rivers” designation. Understandably Maine’s most famous canoe trip, the Allagash is in many ways the most representative of its canoe country. It is rich in wildlife such as moose, otter, eagle and osprey and historic artifacts from the river logging era.
The rapids are beginner level, and the only portage is around the spectacular 50 ft. Allagash Falls. We choose to paddle the Allagash at times of the year that avoid the crowds and the bugs. We travel 4-5 hours by canoe each day, but there is usually ample time at camp for swimming, fishing, reading or just plain relaxing. Campsites are comfortable with outhouses, picnic tables and a stone fire pit.
Our standard Allagash trip is 6 days and we put in below Chase Rapids (class II) and we take out in Moosetown, otherwise known as Allagash Village.

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