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Our Goal, as canoeing guides, is to provide a safe, organized, and fun experience into the Maine Woods that will leave lasting memories. The selection of adventures that we offer ranges from Introduction to Canoe Camping (perfect for families), to thrilling Class III Whitewater Rapids (experience required).

We specialize in family canoe camping, scout trips, senior trips, and independent Multisport vacations.

Spring TripsDay Trips Family Specials - Multisport Trips Summer Trips
Fall Trips Winter Trips Partner Trips

2014 Schedule

Winter - Day Trips

Winter Day Trips

Winter Day Trips
Selected Saturdays and Sundays

Jan 5th             Jan 26th
Feb 8th             Feb 23rd
Mar 9th            Mar 23rd


$20 per person
Easy to Moderate

Meet around 9am

bring your own lunch

Get out and play in the snow. Depending on the weather and your interests we will snowshoe or cross-country ski.
Plan on being outdoors for 3-5 hours at the most. Weather is always a factor and may alter plans.
We will advise on cold weather gear and equipment, winter navigation considerations, and winter food considerations.

Destination TBD. Typically within 2 hour drive of Portland area.

Winter Camping Introduction

1 Day Winter Skills Workshops


Sun Jan 12th
Sun Feb 9th



$30 per person   $20 HVNC Supporters
Easy to Moderate
Max 6 participants
9am - 3pm
(meet at HVNC gate)
bring your own lunch

Learn how to enjoy Maine winters outdoors. At our one-day workshop you will learn about the following:
- Winter Planning
- Winter Clothing and Gear
- Winter Travel
- Winter Safety
- Winter Nutrition & Hygiene
This workshop will be conducted outdoors. Please dress appropriately. Or call ahead if you need to be outfitted.
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Winter - Multi-Day Trips

Intermediate Winter Camping

Intro to Winter Camping
2 days

Mar 1st and 2nd
Mar 29th and 30th

$125 per person
$100 HVNC Supporters
Moderate difficulty

Max 6
9am Saturday morning through noon Sunday

Thinking about winter camping but don’t know where to begin? Let Maine Path & Paddle Guides do the preparation and planning. You can focus on learning and having fun in the snow. Snow shoe or x-country skiing into a remote lodge and crank up the wood stove. Build a snow shelter and sleep outside in the middle of winter. Believe us, you will stay toasty warm. Staying out the first night will hook you on winter camping!

Winter Expedition  Debsconeag Four Nighter

Winter Expedition – Debsconeag Four Day Trek

April 3 – 6
4 days / 3 nights

$500 per person

Difficult – Previous winter camping and travel experience required.
Max 6


A 40 mile winter trip through some of the most scenic and remote areas of the North Maine Woods. We will be breaking trail for the majority of this trek. Mostly cross-country skiing and snow shoeing pulling sleds with gear.

April can be a wonderful time to enjoy winter, the days are getting longer and there is usually plenty of snow on the ground.
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Spring Trips 2014

St John River

St John River

May 22 – 28th
6 days
Class II-III
Experienced Paddlers
Max 8
$1000 per person


Maine's most remote wilderness river touring experience. Our trips begin at Baker Lake for a 92 mile run of continues quick water. The St John River builds with several major tributaries. Enjoy beautiful river side campsites at Nine Mile Bridge, Seven Islands, and so many more. Flowing north the St John tripping experience is a special journey through the top of Maine's North Maine Woods. The weather in mid May can bring sunny spring days or blustery late spring snow, we prepare for either. We know the one thing we do not have to worry about are the bugs, they don't seem to make an appearance till Memorial Day.

St Croix River

St Croix River

May 30 – June 2nd
4 days
Class I–II
Experienced Campers
Max 10
$700 per person


This is a wonderful trip in the spring.
The St Croix International Waterway is the border between Maine and New Brunswick, Canada. Starting form the Vanceboro launch site the river is filled with small rapids and riffles that provide a whitewater introduction for paddlers eager to learn and improve their skills. The dam controlled flow assures that we have great water levels throughout the paddling season. Plenty of time to drift and fish, the small mouth can be really fun to catch. Watch the Kingfisher chatter and guide the way down river.

Maine Canoe Symposium

Maine Canoe Symposium

June 6, 7, 8 2014
Early Registration $65 before May 1st – late registration $85
Food and lodging available – extra fees apply.



Learn traditional canoeing and camping skills at historic Camp Winona. A weekend of workshops and presentations about all aspects of canoeing and camping. On water workshops include; solo and tandem paddling; touring techniques; poling; canoe sailing; j-stroke; and more. Special children program. War canoe Race.
Friday and Saturday evening keynote presentations that captivate and spark the imagination for travel and advantures in Maine and beyond.
MCS is an all volunteer coordinated and run event!
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Day Trips – Family Specials – Multisport Trips

Day & ½ Day Paddles – Greater Portland area

Day & 1/2 Day Paddles – Greater Portland area

Available Most Weekends
Great for families, friends, corporate picnics
2 – 25 people
No Experience required
From $35 per person
Group Discounts


Come out and paddle for the day. Greater Portland has plenty of inland water to tour and explore. We will help choose a pond, river or lake that best fits your interests. The Ossipee River running from Kezar Falls to the Saco River in Cornish is a perfect day trip, ideal for families and groups. You will be surprised how remote you can feel less than an hour from downtown Portland. Enjoy the river, swim, go off a rope swing, and get back to nature!

Family Camping Introduction

Family Camping Introduction

Call for Availability
3 – 5 days
Flat water
Families
From $1200 per family


Let us provide everything your family will need for a Maine woods canoe camping experience. You just show up, have fun, and let us do the rest. OK you do have to paddle your canoe, but we don't go too far on our family trips! From infants to teens. Extended families too. Learn what it takes to enjoy nature and the Maine outdoors. Children find excitement and adventure in every cove on the lake; among all the rocks and sand on he shore; and in amongst the trees around camp.

Independent Multisport

Maine Multisport Independent Adventures

Custom dates
4 – 10 days
Lodging – camping, cabins, Inns, B&Bs
Independent travel
Great Families Trips
from $800 per person


Hike! Kayak! Bike! Canoe! Raft! Climb! Explore! Sample Maine's outdoor high adventure and visit the best of Maine's scenic landscape. From the protected islands off the down east coast to the heights of Katahdin to the rivers that flow throughout the state we will WOW you with an adventure filled with fun. Design your trip with a choice of lodging preferences. Fill each day playing or take a day to explore the coast. Sail on a schooner, go whale watching, or explore museums and shops in quaint coastal towns.
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Summer Trips 2014

Allagash River

Allagash Wilderness Waterway

July 3 – 8
Sept 1 – 6

6 days
Class I–II
Experienced Campers
Max 10
$800 per person

(8 – 10 trip availalbe)

Canoe the Allagash River and experience the North Maine Woods and the natural beauty and wonder of Maine. Camp among he tall pines, baslm fir, spruce and cedar; see the moose, bald eagle; loon and bear that inhabit this vast wild land that remains a last vestage of life as few can recall. While we embrace the guides traditions of cooking over an open fire and being self suffcient; we also embrace modern equipment and current knowledge. The Allagash is just the right mix of lake paddling, quick river currents, and rapids. Water levels often vary throughout the season, making each trip a new experience. You can plan on a lot of swimming, exploring, wildlife viewing, and all that the Allagash waterway has to offer. Joiin us on an adventure that will make memories that last a lifetime!

West Branch Penobscot River

West Branch Penobscot River

July 18 – 21
Aug 8 – 11

4 days
Quick water
Families & Adult Trips
Max 10
$700 per person



The quintessential North Maine Woods canoe tripping experience. Paddle Thoreau's route little changed since his historic journey. Enjoy some of the finest campsites to be found in Maine. We paddle into Lobster Lake the first night and then head back down the W Branch. Watch for moose feeding in the river. Bald eagle have made an incredible comeback and can be seen scanning the river for their next meal. The paddling is easy going with only small riffs and a good current while on the river.

Add an extra day and we'll plan for a lay over day in Lobster Lake!

St Croix River

St Croix River


August 1 – 4
September 19 – 22

4 days
Class I-II
Families & Adult Trips
Max 10
$600 per person



The St Croix International Waterway is the border between Maine and New Brunswick, Canada. Starting from the Vanceboro launch site the river is filled with small rapids and riffles that provide a whitewater introduction for paddlers eager to learn and improve their skills. The dam controlled flow assures that we have great water levels throughout the paddling season. The small mouth bass fishing is a big hit for kids and seasoned anglers alike. Watch the Kingfisher chatter and guide the way down river.

Add an extra day and we can start the trip in the upper lakes, this area is remote and wonderful!! Well worth it if you've got the time.
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Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Custom Trips Arranged
4–12 days
Class I–III – Beginner to Experienced
Custom Trips
Max 10
from $160 per person per day


Maine boasts 347 miles of the 740 mile – New York to Maine – Northern Forest Canoe Trail. We have explored most of the Maine section. There are tripping opportunities for every type of paddler, novice to experts – day trippers to through paddlers. There are even inn to inn paddling adventures! Let us customize a trip for you.

Lobster Lake

Lobster Lake


Jul 18 – 21
4 days
Flat water
Families, Adult Trips
Max 10
$700 per person


Lobster Lake is a great destination for families or groups that want a base camp experience. Venture out each day to hike Lobster Mountain – paddle around Big Island – relax on the sandy beach and catch up on your reading – pick blueberries – swim – fish – have fun!

Family Camping Introduction

Family Camping Introduction

Call for Availability
3–5 days
Flat water
Families
From $999 per family


Let us provide everything your family will need for a Maine woods canoe camping experience. You just show up, have fun, and let us do the rest. OK you do have to paddle your canoe, but we don't go too far on our family trips! From infants to teens. Extended families too. Learn what it takes to enjoy nature and the Maine outdoors. Children find excitement and adventure in every cove on the lake; among all the rocks and sand on he shore; and in amongst the trees around camp.
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Fall Trips2014

Allagash Wilderness Waterway

Allagash Wilderness Waterway

September 1 – 6
6 days
Class I-II
Adults
Max 10
from $800 per person


After Labor Day is my favorite time on the Allagash! We share the river with the kingfisher, loon, merganser, and bald eagle. Moose continue to feed along the river. In the swampy bottoms the maples start their transition to bright red. The days start to get shorter, the nights cooler. It is a fine time to enjoy the river and all it has to share with us. And the evening star gazing is equally spectacular. See the milky way as you will never see it back home.

West Branch Penobscot River

West Branch Penobscot River

September 26 – 29
4 days
Quick water
Adults
Max 10
$700 per person


The quintessential North Maine Woods canoe tripping experience. Paddle Thoreau's route little changed since his historic journey. Enjoy some of the finest campsites to be found in Maine. We paddle into Lobster Lake the first night and then head back down the W Branch. Watch for moose feeding in the river. Bald eagle have made an incredible comeback and can be seen scanning the river for their next meal. The paddling is easy going with only small riffs and a good current while on the river.

St Croix River

St Croix River


September 19 – 22
4 days
Class I-II
Adults
Max 10
$600 per person




To experience the St Croix River after Labor Day is truely treat. Becasue it is dam controlled there is always a great flow. The small mouth bass are abundant and there is no one else on the river. Come experience one of the best fall paddling rivers in Maine!
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Partner Trips

Backcountry Excursions Mountain Biking

Backcountry Excursions Mountain Biking

Full and 1/2 Day rides
May – November
Easy to Advanced
Great Family Fun


"Tucked in the foothills of the White Mountains is a little town called Parsonsfield, Maine. There, you'll find a unrivaled woodland playground : Backcountry Excursions. 1,200 acres of heavily forested hills surrounded by an 8,800 acre semi-wilderness preserve. A Mecca for single tracks and on- and off-road cyclists."

Water Walker Sea Kayaking

Water Walker Sea Kayaking

1/2 Day, Day, and Multi–Day
Jun – September
All Abilities


Join Ray Wirth for a day or for a week and you will learn so much about the Maine coast, so much about sea kayaking, and so much about the natural world that is his world on the waters and islands of down east Maine. Great Guides, top quality gear, and great destinations.

Windfall White Water Rafting

Windfall White Water Rafting

Day Trips
Everyone
Min age 14


Raft the Kennebec River gorge or the thrill ride of the Dead River!! Two of the best white water rafting rivers in Maine. You will have the ride of your life splashing through walls of water as your boat crashes over the big rapids.
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