Looking for something fun and unique to do this summer?
"The Allagash region has a long and proud human history that reaches back 10,000 years. The Waterway was established in 1966 as one of the first Wild & Scenic Rivers in the country. We celebrate the rich legacy of the Allagash from its days as a principal travel and trade route for native people, through the early lumbering days of the 19th century, to its present status as a 90-mile ribbon of remote wilderness that weaves through the managed forest landscape." The Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation
"From Telos to the junction of the Allagash and the St. John it is a bit over a hundred miles. There are no hundred miles in America quite their equal. Certainly none has their distinctive quality. They will, I pray, be preserved for all time as a roadless primitive waterway."
– U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, My Wilderness: East to Katahdin, 1961
This summer will be very different from our normal 30 hr drive west to Colorado; instead, we will travel 10 hrs northeast to within 7 miles of New Brunswick, Canada. We like to get lost in the middle of nowhere, and the Allagash is it in the East. Campers will be canoeing through beautiful clean water and forest, New England at it finest.
This adventure explores the ecology, conservation and history of the region, as well as dealing with the preservation and management of biodiversity and natural resources. This problem is emerging rapidly as a result of. We will discuss the accelerating deterioration of natural systems and the worldwide epidemic of species extinctions and more while paddling 100 miles on this amazing river.
Nothing tastes better than a meal cooked over an open fire. No, we don't eat traditional camping meals. We eat well! Canoes offer one of the only non-motorized ways of effortlessly carrying hundreds of pounds of supplies. Imagine falling asleep at night to the sound of loons, coyotes and, if we are lucky, wolves. Then you wake to the smell of bacon and pancakes cooking over the fire.
Speaking of being in the middle of nowhere, we just purchased satellite communication for this adventure which we never needed in the most remote parts of America: Canyonlands in Utah and Yellowstone in Wyoming. We will be updating you via text message all summer long with photos when we have internet connections between trips.
We are totally flexible with dates. We will be filling trips on a first-come basis from June through September. Round up a group or join others, pick a date and we can make it work. The full 93 mile trip will take approximately 2 weeks. Shorter, 1 week trips are also available.
We know the popularity of fishing at summer camp. If you are so inclined, the Allagash has a bountiful population of native brook trout, lake trout (togue) and lake whitefish. A fishing license is required costing $47 for the trip; bring your rod and gear be it spinning or fly. Call for details.
All we ask is that you have an open and willing and adventurous mind. We can teach you the basics required to have a fantastic trip. There is plenty of time at the beginning of the trip to practice on lakes before we get to the river fun.
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