Date(s) Price(s)
July 15-17, 2022 $475

Description

We paddle down the Magalloway River to Umbagog Lake and to the mouth of the Rapid River, camp close to a bald eagle’s nest, and hike on a foot trail along the river. We finish the trip by paddling down the Androscoggin River to our take-out point north of Errol, New Hampshire. Sandee Conley co-leads this trip with Polly and facilitates yoga exercises throughout the weekend.

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  1. Transport to and from Mahoosuc Guide Service to Umbagog Lake.
  2. Camping fees.
  3. Food and gear for canoe trip.
  4. Two guides.

 

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  1. Transportation to Mahoosuc Guide Service.
  2. Overnight stays in motels or bed and breakfasts.

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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.

Safety:

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

Day 1

Meet at noon (already have eaten your lunch).

Meet group members, finish packing into dry bags.

Look at map of  canoe route.

Drive to put in on Androscoggin River.

Paddle across Umbagog Lake to base camp at Cedar Stump on the Rapid River.

Day 2

We will see what the weather is doing and what people want to do, but there are many options such as:

  • Doing a day canoe trip.
  • Hike along the foot path beside the Rapid River.
  • Do yoga exercises.
  • Stay in camp and relax and swim.
Day 3

Break camp.

Paddle across Umbagog Lake to Androscoggin River.

Lunch close to take out.

Yoga when time and desire allows throughout the day.

Take out on Androscoggin River.

Drive back to Mahoosuc Guide Service.

End trip around 4 p.m.