Both Polly and Kevin taught canoeing workshops at the Maine Canoe Symposium in Bryant Pond, Polly teaching “Women in the Stern” and “Skill Building for Women” and Kevin “Improving Your J Stroke” and “Five Most Important White Water Strokes”.

Kevin’s canoe trip on the St John (Wolastoq) river ended up going on to the Allagash River since there was historically low water on the St John. Everyone adapted to the last minute change and had a great time! The following week Polly guided a trip on the Allagash River. This group was particularly light hearted and we all had MANY laughs as we made our way down the river! Polly was thrilled to have her nephew Matthew on the trip who experienced many new things! A video was made about this trip, click here, to view it!

It is with great sadness that we are experiencing the loss of one of our past apprentices and helpers Janell Marotta. She worked here a lot during her high school years while attending the local private high school, Gould Academy, and then for many years after she would help off and on when in the area. Janell adopted one of our dogs, Millie, who preferred to be a pet rather than a sled dog. She moved to Colorado where she started her own business, Jems Pack, teaching dog obedience training and successfully helped many people with their pets. Here is a video that Janell made a few years ago about her time at Mahoosuc.

Polly and apprentice Maddie just returned from helping with a staff training for She Summits Company who conduct trips for girls and women. We did an overnight canoe trip to Sugar Island with some of our Penobscot friends and guides.

Upcoming trips/workshops at Mahoosuc:

July 3 – Canoeing Day trip to Umbagog Lake area
July 15-16 – Paddle Making with Kevin
July 22-23 – Intro to White Water canoeing workshop with Kevin
July 24-28 – Grand Lake Stream Canoe trip and Native Plant Study with Polly & Jennifer NeptuneAUGUST:
August 4-6 – Women’s Canoe & Yoga weekend with Polly & Christine Trefethen
August 7-8 – Intro to White Water canoeing workshop with Kevin
August 10-13 – Way of the Wabanaki tripSEPTEMBER:
September 5-10 – Allagash River canoe trip
September 14-17 – Way of the Wabanaki trip

October 4-8 – West Branch of the Penobscot River

Hope you are enjoying the coming of summer and all the abundance it has to offer!

Polly & Kevin & all the doggies