Date(s) Price(s)
May 31-June 5, 2022 $1,425 per person
August 2-7, 2022 $1,425 per person
September 6-11, 2022 (full) $1,425 per person
September 27-October 2, 2022 $1,425 per person


Maine’s most famous canoe trip, the Allagash, is, in many ways, the most representative of it’s canoe country. It is rich in wildlife, such as moose, otter, bald eagles and osprey, and historic artifacts from the river logging era. The rapids are beginner’s level, and there is only one portage, around the spectacular 50-foot Allagash Falls.



  1. All meals and paddling and camping equipment
  2. Two guides
  3. Transportation to the river from the Black Bear Inn in Orono



  1. Transportation to the Black Bear Inn
  2. Personal clothing for the canoe trip
  3. Overnight stays at the Black Bear Inn

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Custom trips

Mahoosuc Guide Service can design custom Maine canoe trips for families, youth groups, clubs, or organizations from one to 10 days in length. We can also design trips to retrace any part of Henry David Thoreau’s route, including Webster Brook and East Branch of the Penobscot River. Contact us today to discuss your group’s interests, abilities, goals, and available dates.

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Safety and Basic Information for Canoe Trips

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.

On the Trip:

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!

Trip Itinerary

Where we camp on the river varies greatly, depending on water levels, weather, and other travelers on the river.

Day 1

Meet at the Black Bear Inn in Orono, Maine, at 7:30 a.m. after breakfast.


Issue necessary gear (sleeping bags, foam pads, life vests, dry bags).

Drive to put in at Umsaskis Lake.

Introduction to canoes, paddles, loading canoes, and strokes.

Paddle to first campsite at Long Lake.

Day 2

Lesson in paddle strokes and river travel.

Travel to Round Pond.

Day 3

Brief history of Native Americans, loggers to Wilderness Waterway.

Travel to Five Finger Rapids area.

Day 4

Check in at Michaud Farm.

Travel to Allagash Falls Campsite.

Day 5

Leisurely morning to enjoy Allagash Falls.

Travel to Twin Brooks area.

Day 6

Travel to take-out at Allagash Village.

Drive to Black Bear Inn in Orono. Arrive around 5 p.m.

Say good-byes.