The St. Croix River itself, from its sources of East Grand and Spednic Lakes, begins in the small town of Vanceboro, Maine and continues to its outlet with the Atlantic Ocean in Calais, Maine. Between Vanceboro and Calais, the river meanders through the beautiful forests of eastern Maine. Featuring over 25 distinct rapids, ranging from light rips to Class II+ such as Little Falls and Canoose ledge and the aptly named Rocky Rips, the St. Croix River trip is an exceptional option for beginner paddlers and those that are veterans of river trips.
Whitewater is not the only notable feature of the St. Croix river canoe trip. While many enjoy the thrill of the rapids, there are also ample opportunities while on the river for fishing for smallmouth bass or cooling off by floating next to the canoe in some of the numerous shallow, meandering sections of river that provide a respite to the whitewater. While flowing downstream, the river passes innumerable stands of towering White Pine, Eastern White Cedar, and Eastern Hemlock trees.
Trips on the St. Croix River can be organized in dates of 2-8 Days and can encompass the entire river section (our most popular option 4 day, Vanceboro to Kellyland), a smaller portion of the river (Vanceboro to Loon Bay 2-3 day options) or the entire Spednic Lake and river section (Forest City to Kellyland 5-8 day options) depending on group desires. Spednic Lake and the river itself are suitable for paddlers of all ages and ability levels.