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MACHIAS RIVER - Eastern Maine
The Machias offers what is probably Maine's, if not the entire northeast's finest combination of technical whitewater with an extended and diverse wilderness canoe trip. Dropping and winding through the remote interior of eastern Maine - the Machias watershed is characterized by glacial formations, white pine stands, and Arctic-like blueberry barrens.
The Machias' (Anglicization of the Indian word “bad run of water”) has a variety of (Class II-III+) - ideal for spring whitewater clinics. The singularly beautiful Machias Lakes provide superb isolated beach campsites, and the river and it's many tributaries are known for excellent trout and salmon fishing. Itineraries of varying length and difficulty can be arranged utilizing the numerous streams and lakes of the watershed.
Often considered the "granddaddy" of all Maine canoe trips, a Saint John River is the classic spring river trip in Maine's great northwoods. Rising in a series of remote ponds, the Saint John starts as a narrow stream, flows deep through dense coniferous forests of northwestern Maine, eventually evolving into a river of majestic proportions. The river is quite suitable for novices; the whitewater increases gradually in difficulty from the riffles of the upper stretches to the heavier water of the renowned Big Rapids - it's also the perfect river for learning the art of canoe poling. (Class I-II+)
Late May; 7-9 Days
Other Maine Waterways
Can be utilizeded for private and custom parties, including those focused on fishing, ornithology, natural interpretation, hunting, etc.. Possibilities include the Penobscot watershed and the Grand lakes Chain, and numerous other smaller streams and rivers throughout eastern and northern Maine.
Our Pricing reflects an unmatched commitment to service and safety and to providing a Maine trip experience that will meet everyone's highest expectations. We offer generations of guiding experience, superb cuisine, and the highest calibre of technical instruction.
Package trip pricing includes: the services of professional Registered Maine Guides at a ratio of 1:4 participants, all canoes and equipment including personal packing gear and tents, excellent provisioning (including all dietary preferences and restrictions), plus ALL transportation from Bangor, ME and/or our Eastern Maine Base Camp to and from the river. All each individual need bring is his/her own clothing and a sleeping bag. Packing lists are provided.
Private parties also have the options of arranging for additional services, such as special provisioning, additional transport services and charters, and a welcome dinner and accommodations at our Eastern Maine Base at Cathance Lake.