ALLAGASH WILDERNESS WATERWAY CANOE TRIPS
For more than a century "the Allagash" has been praised and enjoyed as a spectacular sportsman's paradise. Many famous people, including Henry David Thoreau, have enjoyed its beauty and come away filled with determination to protect it for future generations. The people of Maine have made possible what these men dreamed. The state of Maine, through the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Conservation, seeks to ensure that this area will be maintained forever as a place of solace and refuge from the pressures of society.
The Allagash Wilderness Waterway was established by the Maine Legislature in 1966 to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural beauty, character, and habitat of a unique area. It is a magnificent, 92 mile long ribbon of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams winding through the heart of northern Maine's vast commercial forests. Protection of the waterway was further enhanced in 1970 when it was named the first state-administered component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. There are no permanent human residents in this area, and visitors show respect and care by leaving the fewest possible signs of their presence.
MAINE TRAILS GUIDE SERVICE offers trips of different lengths on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway each year. If your interest lies in seeing the headwater lakes of the Allagash, then you may prefer a quiet water canoe trip on the big Allagash Lakes of Chamberlain, Eagle & Churchill Lakes. If it's the excitement of quick water paddling, then a trip on the river portion of the Allagash, from Umsaskis Lake to Allagash Village, may better suit your needs. Or if you'd like the whole package, I also offer trips that cover the entire 92 mile Allagash Wilderness Waterway from Chamberlain Lake to the small village of Allagash. Trips to the beautiful and remote Allagash Lake are also planned. All of these Allagash trips are unforgettable experiences.
LAKE (FLAT WATER) TRIPS
Great family or group canoe trip. Plenty of solitude, relaxation, beautiful scenery, Ice Caves, Allagash Mountain, fishing, swimming, wildlife, exploration. We'll put in at either Allagash Stream or the Carry Trail.
A 45 mile canoe trip on the headwater lakes of the Allagash River. We'll put in at Chamberlain Bridge and paddle to Churchill Dam. A lake paddling experience through the historic Allagash Headwater Lakes region. Incredible scenery, wildlife, relaxation.
A 35 mile canoe trip with both lake & river paddling. We'll put in at Henderson Bridge and take out in Allagash Village. A great Allagash River experience for those with limited time.
Our most popular group & family canoe trip! We'll put in at Umsaskis Thoroughfare Bridge and paddle 53 miles to the small village of Allagash, Maine. A good variety of lake paddling & quick water river canoeing. Plenty of wildlife, great views, and free time for relaxing & exploring.
5 NIGHT ALLAGASH RIVER CANOE TRIP
Another of our popular group & family canoe trips, we'll put in at Churchill Dam or Bissonette Bridge, and you'll have the option of running Chase Rapids, the most taxing stretch of white water on the Allagash River. In all, we'll paddle 63 miles to the small village of Allagash, Maine.
A great week long canoe adventure, the 80 mile, 7 night / 8 day trip from Eagle Lake to the village of Allagash, Maine, is a fantastic way to see almost all of the Allagash Waterway.
The ultimate Maine wilderness canoe adventure. We'll put in at Chamberlain Bridge and paddle 92 miles to the village of Allagash, Maine. A trip to remember, we'll see all that the Allagash Waterway has to offer. Flat water, quick water & rapids.
ALL ALLAGASH WATERWAY CANOE TRIPS INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE WATERWAY, MEALS, INSTRUCTION, MOST GEAR & EQUIPMENT AND GUIDE.