Canoe A Classic: The Allagash Wilderness Waterway

Spring, Summer, Fall: There is no way better to explore the woods and waters of Maine than by canoe, and no better place than the Allagash. The Allagash River is a system of interconnected lakes, ponds, streams and river flowing north to join the St. John River in the town of Allagash. Different access points allow paddlers the flexability of spending 3-7 days on the water. With plenty of opportunity for wildlife viewing, fishing, photography, hiking, swimming or just relaxing. This trip has something for everyone to enjoy. There are plenty of campsites along the waters edge where you can pull the canoes up and set camp. It’s easy to relax around the campfire in the evening after a long day on the water, and a good meal. On clear nights stargazing can be phenomenal with seasonal meteor showers burning throught the summer skies. Occasionally paddlers are treated to the sight of Aurora Borealis or “Northern Lights” dancing across the sky.River levels and conditions vary from season to season, so make sure to research your trip well. The river use is regulated by the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands so make sure to obtain the proper permits before going.