WEST BRANCH OF THE PENOBSCOT RIVER & LOBSTER LAKE CANOE TRIP
A perfect family and group canoeing experience, the West Branch of the Penobscot River canoe trip is one for both beginners, vacationers, and all outdoor enthusiasts.
On our 4 night/5 day trip we'll paddle over 30 miles from the Lobster Lake to Umbazooksus Stream. We'll spend 1 night on Lobster Lake, 2 nights on the river, and 1 night on Chesuncook Lake. On the last morning we'll take out at Umbazooksus Stream.
We'll also spend some time visiting the famous Chesuncook Village, the only village in Maine that is accessible only by plane, boat or snowmobile. The village is home to just a handful of year-round residents. One of them, Jack Murphy, who operates Chesuncook’s only store. Actually, the store inventory is limited to three things: home-made root beer kept ice cold in an old-fashioned fridge, home made bread, and soft, sweet fudge in a dozen or so flavors.
Night number 1 of the trip will be spent at the beautiful Lobster Lake. The views of Big Spencer Mountain, and the sandy beach campsites, make for a wonderful and scenic first night of your trip.
The trip covers a portion of the journey that Henry David Thoreau took during one of his trips "To the Maine Woods". Wildlife sightings are common and the views of Maine's Katahdin, in the distance from Chesuncook Lake, are striking. Mostly a flat water canoe trip, the West Branch of the Penobscot River has plenty of current for beginning canoeists to learn paddle strokes, and test their skills on a wild Maine river. Campsites each night will be riverside and on beautiful Lobster and Chesuncook Lakes. Each day there will be plenty of time for relaxing, swimming, fishing, or moose watching.
4 NIGHT / 5 DAY CANOE TRIP
$795.00/PERSON (minimum party of 4)
* Includes 1st night on Lobster Lake
* Groups less than 4, please call for trip prices & details
* (Penobscot Waterway camping fees not included)
ALL PENOBSCOT RIVER CORRIDOR CANOE TRIPS INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE WATERWAY, MEALS, INSTRUCTION, MOST GEAR & EQUIPMENT AND GUIDE.