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Maine Path & Paddle Guides

On the Allagash David has been canoeing and camping for most of his life. He has taken folks down many of Maine's premier wilderness canoe rivers and lakes. He has gained leadership experience taking hundreds of clients, families, and friends into the wilds of Maine.

David is a Master Recreation Registered Maine Guide with over 20 years of guiding experience, licensed by the Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife. He is committed to providing a safe, legal and quality wilderness experience; gaining respect and reverence for the Maine outdoors.

The MPPG philosophy is to provide you with a safe Maine wilderness experience, understanding your abilities and desires. David believes and follow Leave No Trace camping practices, has a deep wilderness ethic and abides by all the laws of the great State O' Maine.

We strives to limit our impact, and act to ensure that the Maine woods remains a sustainable resource for generations.

  • On the riverFAMILY CANOE CAMPING: We provide services that other guides and outfitters may not offer. We enjoy camping and canoeing with families. Our adventure vacations allow families to access remote areas with children without the worry of inexperience. We know how to camp with kids. Imagine lugging all that extra gear that you need for the little ones, go ahead, bring the port-a-crib and sassy seat, we will make sure you have time to enjoy nature and take in those beautiful sunsets too. The shared adventure of camping with small children, experiencing wilderness, and gaining outdoor skills will provide paddling and hiking adventures that will be cherished family memories. We have experienced many of the challenges, know what the limits are, and have learned from our experience. You will be surprised how much fun kids of all ages have on wilderness camping trips! Kids these days can benefit enormously from all outdoor experience, we strive to leave no child inside!
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  • SENIOR CANOE CAMPING: Another goal of MPPG is to provide seniors with an outdoor wilderness adventure that they can be assured is geared to their abilities and interests. Paddle along at a pace that you are comfortable with. Our trips are planned with plenty of time to relax and explore around camp each day. Trips can even be set up to stay in the same camp for multiple days. This provides the maximum rest and relaxation. We are getting more and more clients in their seventies doing trips, many with their grand and great grand kids.

Canoes on the shore

David Butler - Master Recreation Guide

David David has lived in Maine for over 30 years. He has a Forestry degree from West Virginia University. He now lives in Windham, Maine with his wife, Tracey, a 5th grade school teacher. He and Tracey have two adult children, Amanda and Doug, both have a keen interest in the outdoors.
Amanda hiked the AT from March to September 2013 and Doug has spend summers as a Maine Sea Kayaking Guide.
As a boy, David learned his outdoor skills in the Boy Scouts with canoeing and camping trips that included special trips to Maine. Throughout college and as a young adult, David continued to explore the outdoors, camping, canoeing, and willing to experience almost any outdoor activity. Arriving in Maine in 1986 to start a professional career in the computer industry, he was eager to get outdoors. Maine is a big state, with almost an endless list of places to paddle, camp and explore. Around the campfire he is sure to tell stories of the highlights of those early trips with family and friends. David's many interests include mountain biking, sea kayaking, rafting, fly fishing, ice fishing, and anything to do with canoeing and camping.


Maine Path & Paddle Guides want to be your guides into the Maine woods. If you've never experienced Maine, or maybe you have already been here and you would like to bring your family or friends to experience what you've already found, that's what we're here for. Infants to elders, we will accommodate your special needs. The most frequent comment we get from seniors who go on our trips is "I've always wanted to do the Allagash."


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