Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail explores the historically important Wabanaki canoe routes that Henry David Thoreau travelled during his treks to Maine in 1857. The Wabanaki, or “people of the dawn land,” include the Abenaki, Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot tribes. For thousands of years, these native peoples lived in the vast forests of Maine, traveling extensively by canoe. Overland portages of their canoes between rivers, lakes, and ponds made long-distance trips possible. On our expedition, we do as the ancient Wabanaki and Thoreau did, using canoes and our own strength to explore this place of legends. Note to participants: We’ve designed the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail trip to be the perfect preparation for the George River Expedition.
10 day Maine Coast Adventure hiking and sea kayaking program offers teens the opportunity to challenge themselves appropriately while learning introductory wilderness and leadership skills on and near beautiful Penobscot Bay. Leaders mentor participants, encouraging them to increase their knowledge of the outdoors and safely explore their own capabilities while also developing friendships with their peers. This 10-Day adventure trip is the perfect opportunity to gain skills for an extended trip in future summers.
The Subarctic Leadership Expedition equips individuals with the skills they need to be trip leaders at Chewonki and beyond. Participants must have successfully completed one or more Chewonki wilderness trips, or had similar experiences, and have an interest in wilderness leadership. This once-in-a-lifetime journey takes participants to the incredible landscape of jagged peaks, bold coastline, and cultural sites of Quebec and Labrador. The Torngat Mountains National Park is located in northernmost Labrador, hundreds of miles beyond roads.
Learn more: https://www.chewonki.org/trips
Adventures for Girls
During Downeast Explorer we explore coastal mountains, a peaceful lake, magnificent Penobscot Bay, and Acadia National Park in this multi-faceted adventure. Because of the variety of activities, participants have the chance to acquire and/or refine a number of outdoors skills, from hiking and canoeing to cooking and map reading. This is the way to get to know all that downeast Maine has to offer, while enjoying the company of like-minded girls who love to be outside. This 3-week trip is the perfect opportunity to gain skills for more advanced trips in future summers.
Learn more: www.chewonki.org/adventuresforgirls