Thoreau Canoe Trips: Traveling of the old heroic kind
2014 celebrated the 150th
Anniversary of the publication of the classic American tale of canoe exploration The Maine Woods.
Thoreau sought to travel heroically when he and Joe Polis ventured out from Greenville, paddling across Maine’s largest lake and then deep into the encroaching wooded waterways of this beautiful place. Now you can join them.
Paddle the West Branch of the Penobscot River &
Chesuncook Lake with Mahoosuc Guide Service
This trip retraces the first part of Thoreau’s voyage through the Maine woods with his Penobscot guide, Joe Polis. The first part of Thoreau’s route offers an excellent beginners’ wilderness trip through country rich in wildlife, logging history, and native American history. There are no difficult rapids or portages on the entire trip. An added feature is the opportunity to visit historic Chesunook village–the last roadless settlement left in Maine–which was visited by Thoreau in 1850.
This is the most popular introduction to Maine canoe camping we offer, and it’s an excellent choice for families (children 15 and younger 25% off). A variety of Mahoosuc Guide Canoe Trips run all Summer
For more information visit Maine Woods Discovery Provider Mahoosuc Guide Service Canoe 2014 Canoe Trip Page.
New England Outdoor Center presents Five Thoreau Trips
In the spirit of Henry David Thoreau’s book The Maine Woods
NEOC is offering guided trips retracing parts of the trips that make up this classic work of American Literature. One to three day trips are currently offered and longer trips and custom trips can be scheduled on request. These trips will run from Mid-June to Early October.
TRIP 1: Enjoy a paddling day trip based on Thoreau’s 1846 September trip to The Maine Woods.
TRIP 2: Enjoy a paddling day trip & a visit to the Boom House, this trip is based on Thoreau’s 1846 September trip to The Maine Woods.
TRIP 3: Based on Thoreau’s Trip to the Millinocket Region and “Ktaadn” in September of 1846: One Day paddle on the West Branch with a second day hike of Katahdin via the Abol Trail.
TRIP 4: Retrace part Thoreau’s journey from July 30th to August 1st 1857 on the East Branch of the Penobscot River through Baxter State Park and the Katahdin Woods & Waters.
TRIP 5: Retrace Thoreau’s East August 1857 paddle of the East Branch through parts of Baxter State Park and the Katahdin Woods & Waters Project.
For more information visit Maine Woods Discovery Provider New England Outdoor Center Thoreau Trips Page.
New For 2015: Allagash Canoe Trips – our newest paddling partner-provider – also offers Thoreau Trips
For more information on Allagash Canoe Trips visit their partner-provider page.