Dogsledding Trips
Dogsledding Trips
More information on our dogsledding tours in New England and Canada
Canoe Trips
Canoe Trips
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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
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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: Umbagog Lake Dog Sledding/Cross Country Skiing Trip

March 10 - 13
$995 per person

Our two- and three-day weekend trips are in the Umbagog Lake and Mahoosuc Mountain areas. Activities for all weekend trips include mushing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The only difference is that on the second day of the three-day weekend, we take a day trip from our base camp by dog team and cross-country skis. Two people per sled work with the dog teams on all weekend trips, except the all mush three-day weekend trips. Our weekend trips begin at 7 p.m. the first day, when we outfit you with winter equipment, answer questions, and review the itinerary. The following morning, we head out with the huskies for two or three days on the trail. We return around 4 p.m. on the last day. You will need to make reservations to stay with us in our lodge, farmhouse bed and breakfast, or a local hotel or bed and breakfast the first night for an additional fee. All you need to bring is warm clothing and a sense of adventure. We provide food and all specialized winter equipment, such as skis, poles, boots, parkas, gaiters, sleeping bags, and ensolite pad. Winter travel can be physically challenging. The better shape you are in, the more you will enjoy your trip. If you are relatively inactive, start exercising at least one month before your trip. You should be able to ski or snowshoe four miles with a light pack. While we’re on the trail, we camp in the traditional style of the canvas wall tents heated with wood stoves with balsam fir bough floors.

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