Canoe Trips in Maine and on the Allagash River

Relaxing on the Allagash River

This has been a different summer for us with the pandemic. Needless to say we are carrying on, guiding some trips and of course the dogs need care “no matter what”. They are always a joy to be with, happy, with wagging tails and appreciative of any and all our attention!

Kevin teaching about river travel by canoe

We now have the green light from Governor Mill’s office to guide people from ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, CT without restrictions. This is good news for us. Residents from other states will need a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of the trip or after self quarantining for 2 weeks in ME. This is an improvement from earlier in the summer.

Sled dog Amber with visitor to the dog pasture

The dogs are happily running in the pastures daily, digging holes, trying to catch frogs, snakes or whatever they can, cooling in the shade on the hot days!

Bjorn and visitor to the dog yard

Kevin is building a 16′ Prospector canoe in his woodshop with a man who is fulfilling a lifetime dream in his retirement of building and owning a Prospector. Kudos to both of them working next to the ‘steambox’ on some hot days!!!

Polly & sled dog Bridget at Allagash Falls

Polly is guiding some canoeing day trips in the western mountains of Maine. Call to schedule one, there is a 2 person minimum. Have had some nice sightings of moose! Here is an armchair photo tour of some of our trips, thanks Cheryl! 

Eliot and Kandi – Way of the Wabanaki trip, Penobscot River


 We have these overnight canoe trips on our
calendar for this summer/fall:
West Branch of the Penobscot – August 12-16
Way of the Wabanaki – August 20-23 & Sept. 17-20
Allagash River – Sept. 8-13 & Sept. 27-Oct 2
 Workshops/courses:
Intro to white water paddling clinic – July 24-26
Wilderness First Aid & Open recert course – Oct 23-25

Group after diner under the shelter of a tarp

Joe has been living and working with us for 6 months and has now traveled on to his next adventure. Thank you Joe for all your help here! We really appreciate it!

Apprentice guide and all around helper, Joe

Here is a short video about paddling on the Allagash River with Mahoosuc to “wet your appetite” for a future trip or bring back remembrances if you have already been down it. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway’s designation as the first State administered river within the National Wild and Scenic River System. Click here to see a map of the river.

Birk bark canoe on Way of the Wabanaki trip


 Hope you are enjoying the fruitfulness of summer!

Kevin and Polly, many moons ago!!!


Hope to see you on the water! Polly, Kevin & all the doggies

Retired sled dog, Keagan, and summer visitor

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