Maine Canoe & Camping Adventures
Maine boasts so many river and streams that it can be very difficult to plan where to take your canoe for a paddle. Luckily, our registered Maine Guides know the best routes on the most exciting rivers in Maine. Get away from technology for a while and experience all that the Maine woods can offer to an adventurous spirit.
The St. Croix River is perhaps Maine’s best, if not only, choice for a relaxed extended canoe trip with whitewater in the middle of the summer season and into the fall.
The Allagash Wilderness Waterways is truly a jewel of the North Maine Woods. With intermittent white water (class I-II) and beautiful campsites makes the Allagash well suited for paddlers of all ages and skill levels
This trip is not for the faint of heart and is one of our most physically challenging trips we make available in Maine. However the work is worth the rewards of remarkable fishing and white water combined with the scenic views.
A canoe trip down the West Branch of the Penobscot with Smoking Rivers is an excellent option for those seeking a relaxed and leisurely canoe trip.
From its humble source deep in the heart of Maine you and your party will plunge headlong into a river trip that few will ever forget. The river boast a number of large, Class III+ whitewater sections, guaranteed to keep even the best paddlers on the edge of their seats.
The Machias, Passamaquoddy for "bad run of river", features a large variety of whitewater, ranging from Class II-III+ depending upon water levels, making it an ideal choice for spring whitewater trips.
"Just had a great camping & canoeing trip down the St. Croix- Maine at its finest! Beautiful scenes of the river, sky, and the woods with cool wildlife thrown in! Plenty of whitewater excitement too! None of our canoes ever flipped, while many others' did! That speaks loudly of the skills of our two guides, Jason & Dan, who provided us with great training as to any different paddle strokes and lessons on reading the river for the 'V's.' However more importantly they were always near to help when we happened to forget some of that training- they both are the consummate professionals - Our whole group loved the experience and wow can those boys cook !!!"
- Esq Mark J. Berardoni
"Our 6 day canoe trip went by way too fast! We were lucky enough to have some beautiful fall weather and the colors were amazing. The guys from Smoking Rivers completely made the trip. It just wouldn't have been the same without them. They worked hard and took great care of us. The food was delicious and they accommodated my vegan diet! We had so much fun and I've made some lifelong friends. I hope to do this trip again next year! Highly recommended!"
- Tonia Polak
"We decided to have a family canoeing adventure for our girls' 12th birthday. I can now declare that I wish most of the decisions we made in life were as brilliant! It's hard to nominate the star of this trip: The stunning river, the amazing woods and wildlife, the thrill of crossing a patch of whitewater, the blessed distance from the rest of the world- these are all good candidates, but the gold medal has to go to Jason and Dan, our guides. We never canoed before, let alone on a lively river, in what felt like the edge of the world, and we felt completely safe the whole time. These guys 'walk' the river on their canoes like we walk a city sidewalk, with ease and confidence and strength..."
- Dr. Anat Maril
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