All our Maine canoe trips are fully outfitted and guided by Mahoosuc Guide Service’s owners Polly or Kevin. We provide all the food, camping, paddling, and cooking equipment, as well as a detailed clothing list to help you in packing for your trip. Most of our trips meet in Orono, Maine (just north of Bangor). We provide transportation to and from the river. Many of our canoe trips require no special physical conditioning. If you have any concerns about the physical requirements of a trip, please contact us.
We are experienced teachers and will help you master the art of canoeing by teaching paddle strokes and poling techniques. You will learn how to set up a warm dry camp, and if you want, how to cook and bake over an open fire. All our food is natural or organic, and we source much of our food locally. Natural history, wildlife viewing, and fishing will be covered as your interests warrant.
You are in safe hands with Mahoosuc Guide Service. With more than 40 years guiding experience from Maine and Quebec to the Yukon and Alaska, we have an excellent safety record. We are certified in Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responders. We carry a satellite phone for emergency communication!
I have gone on a number of guided trips and have never felt the desire or need to write a personal note after I got home. The experience with you this past weekend was so remarkable I would have felt remiss not to thank you. Both Molly and I keep recalling little moments that make us laugh at ourselves or recollect with wonder what we experienced. Molly talks about the opportunity to have met you and observe your wilderness life which is so different from ours-that was exactly the type of learning opportunity I wanted her to have.
I was so impressed with your professionalism. As a career woman I marveled at your willingness to share your craft with total strangers when it’s obvious your standards for yourself are close to perfect. In retrospect it’s amazing that you let bumblers like us (whoever well intentioned) near your wonderful dogs. In short, I will never forget the weekend and am confident Molly won’t either.