Whitewater enthusiasts will enjoy the Dead River and the lower sections of the West Branch of the Penobscot. For those looking for a quieter experience, there are thousands of lakes and ponds perfect for watching moose, casting a fly or just taking in the quiet of the north woods.
Maine Canoeing Guidebooks
Some of Maine’s canoeing guidebooks are listed below:
- Quiet Water Maine, 2nd: Canoe and Kayak Guide (AMC Quiet Water Series)
- The Allagash Guide: What You Need to Know to Canoe this Famous Maine Waterway
- River Guide: Maine, 4th (AMC River Guide Series)
- The Northern Forest Canoe Trail: Enjoy 740 Miles of Canoe and Kayak Destinations in New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine
- AMC River Guide Maine, 3rd (AMC River Guide Series)
- Northern Forest Canoe Trail Maps
Adventure Narratives Set in Maine
Maine attracts many canoeists and some write about their adventures.
Maine Canoe Outfitters
Allagash Guide Inc.
292 River Road
Norridgewock, Maine 04957
Allagash Guide offers fully guided and outfitted canoeing, camping, fishing, and hunting trips. Visit Maine's famous Allagash Wilderness Waterway and other selected rivers, woods and forests in Maine. Join us for trips for all ages and abilities from 3 to 10 days. Canoeing in Maine, camping, fishing, and hunting trips, that are fully guided and outfitted by Allagash Guide. Canoe Maine's famous Allagash, St. Croix, Penobscot, and St. John rivers. Join our guided hunts for Deer, and Moose.
Area Served: Central and Northern Maine
Other Areas Served: Eastern Maine
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Canoe the Wild
588 US Route 1
Weston, Maine 04424
Canoe the Wild offers canoeing adventures in Maine and for the beginner and seasoned paddler alike. Canoe trips are a great way to experience nature, view wildlife, learn a new skill, take pictures, catch a fish, have fun and connect with family and friends in an environment free of modern distractions. Maine is a great destination for those looking for a leisurely time or exciting and remote back country adventure.
Area Served: Maine
Other Areas Served: Canada
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Jack Mountain Bushcraft School
PO Box 77
Ashland, Maine 04732
We're a bushcraft, survival, guide training and wilderness expedition school established in 1999 and based on the Aroostook River in Masardis, Maine. We teach college-accredited semester and yearlong immersion programs in bushcraft and wilderness guide training, as well as shorter courses on wilderness survival and tradtional north woods crafts. We also lead canoe and snowshoe expeditions.
Area Served: Maine
Other Areas Served: Quebec
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Lincoln Canoe and Kayak
8 Varney rd
Freeport, Maine 04032
We build fiberglass and kevlar canoes and kayaks on site at our Freeport, Maine location. We also offer daily Guided Tours on Casco Bay, Expeditions along the coast and beyond , Rentals and Sales. Our full service retail store offers a great selection of kayaking and canoeing gear and a wide range of kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards.
Area Served: Maine Coast
Other Areas Served:
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Maine Path & Paddle Guides
60 Easter Ave
Windham, Maine 04062
Maine Path & Paddle Guides are a small guide service providing excellent service to our cleints. We have been guiding folks on selected rivers and lakes in Maine for over 15 years. We especially enjoy taking families on canoe camping experiences. Children love the otdoors and we make sure that your experience will be safe and fun. We are happy to customize a trip to meet your specific needs.
Join Maine Path & Paddle Guides on a trip this season!!
Area Served: Maine Rivers - Allagash - W Branch - St Croix - St Johns
Other Areas Served: Maine Lakes - Lobster - Upper Richardson - Flagstaff
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Maine Traditions Guide Service
267 Scotts Neck Way
Ellsworth, Maine 04605
We provide 1-5 day canoe trips from a base near Acadia National Park "down east" to the Canadian border. Paddle the waterways used by the "People of the Dawn," developers of the birch bark canoe. Fish for smallmouth bass, trout and landlocked salmon in quiet ponds, beautiful lakes and flowing waters. Trips are led by Registered Maine Guide Bud Farwell, who has attained certifications in ACA canoe instruction and wilderness first response.
Area Served: Eastern Maine
Other Areas Served:
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