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Canoeing

Canoeing

Canoe TripAllagash Canoe Tripavailable upon request

A trip down the Allagash River stands as one of the time-tested classics of wilderness tripping. The Allagash always lives up to the history and lore attached to its name. The journey provides a balance of lake and river paddling, with some easy rapids along the way. One of the many fine qualities of the Allagash is its consistently good water. We enjoy frequent sightings of wildlife, including moose, loons, and eagles.

meal preparationSt. John River Canoe Tripavailable upon request

Located in Maine’s North Woods, the St. John River is the longest free-flowing river in the Northeast, and more than 70 miles of its corridor have been protected. It is with a great sense of adventure that we launch into the current and head downstream from Baker Lake to the village of Dickey, 110 miles distant. Much of what we see from the seat of a canoe is still what the early native people experienced. No other Maine river compares to the St. John in its feeling of remoteness.

West Branch Penobscot Canoe Trip available upon request

This is quite possibly the perfect river for a family interested in getting “their feet wet” with canoe tripping. With easy days, great places to swim, and beautiful campsites, this river trip is a Maine classic. We begin on Lobster Stream north of Moosehead Lake and spend our first night on a beautiful sand beach on Lobster Lake. Continuing north, we paddle the gently flowing waters of the West Branch. Our days are relaxed, with plenty of time to fish and explore streams in search of resident Moose. We also visit remote Chesuncook Village for a treat of homemade fudge and root beer.

George RiverNorthern Quebec’s George River Canoe Trip(call for details)

Fishing on George RiverThe George is a magnificent subarctic river, wide with plenty of whitewater. We travel north by van and train to Schefferville, Quebec, and then fly into Indian House Lake. Here we begin our 180-mile paddle to Ungava Bay. Along the way we take time to examine evidence of early native encampments, and we are always on the lookout for Caribou, wolves, lake trout, as pictured above, and other wildlife. We finish the trip at the remote Inuit village of Kangiqsualluujjuaq, among people who know the territory well through experience and tradition.

.Soper River Canoe Trip — Baffin Island (call for details)

For those wanting a true arctic experience, the Soper River trip journeys through a little-traveled and exquisite river valley with waterfalls and plenty of wildlife, including Arctic Wolves, Peregrine Falcons, Gyrfalcons, and most assuredly Caribou. This trip is set at a comfortable pace of travel, with plenty of time for stops and hiking trips along the way. We spend our last night in the Inuit community of Kimmirut, enjoying a traditional meal of Caribou and Arctic Char.