Kayaking and Canoeing

Look at any map of northern Maine and maritime Canada and you’ll see that lakes, ponds, rivers and streams dominate the landscape.  These waterways have played a central part in the rich history of the region, from native tribes and fur traders paddling to make their way through the rugged forest, to industrious Maine woodsmen driving logs downriver to the mills.

With much wilderness left untouched, today’s outdoor enthusiasts can largely recreate many of these historic routes. Whether you prefer to paddle a canoe or kayak, you can spend a half a day to half a month or more exploring these northern waters.  Classic trips such as the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and the St. John River will bring paddlers through the heart of the North Maine Woods and into the habitat of Maine’s spectacular wildlife.  Trips out on the Aroostook or Fish Rivers offer shorter trips with no shortage of wilderness experience.

For an even more unique trip utilize the experience and tradition of a registered Maine Guide to show you the way.  These woodsmen and women are experts in their craft and can offer a perspective of the northern wilderness unlike any other.

For one of many canoeing options in Northern Maine, please visit the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.