May 4-10, 2017
Join our licensed Maine Guides for four nights & five days of moderate open canoe whitewater paddling on this classic trip. The St. John River, located in the remote North Maine Woods, is the longest free flowing river on the east coast. The river begins narrow and gradually widens as you paddle down the river. There is moving water along the entire route. Rapids are mostly Class I & II with one Class III rapid right at the end. This is a fantastic trip for wildlife viewing. Designated campsites reflect the rich history of logging camps and settlements from bygone days.
Proposed Itinerary: On day 1 we leave Saranac Lake at 7:30am and arrive at Baker Lake Camp for the first overnight. On day 2-6 we paddle the river, camping each night in designated campsites on the river bank. We will reach our take out on day 6 and stay overnight at the Northern Door Inn in Fort Kent. We will enjoy a nice dinner at a local restaurant that night & breakfast in the morning before returning to Saranac Lake on day 7 by 6pm.
Weather: Weather in a word is variable. Highs can be upper 40s to the 70s with averages in the 50s. Lows vary from below freezing to the 50s, but usually are in the upper 30s to low 40s. It is important to bring layers. A wet suit is recommended, but not required.
Number of Participants: Minimum of 4, maximum of 8.
Trip Includes: Transportation from our Saranac Lake Base to the river; all camping gear; all food on the river; guide and North Maine Woods camping fees & day use fees; overnight lodging; dinner & breakfast at the end of the trip; return transportation to our Saranac Lake Base.
Trip Does Not Include: Lunch on day 1 & 7 for the drive to and from Saranac Lake; personal clothing/gear; gratuity for guides; alcohol at restaurant(s); travel insurance. We will be traveling by vehicle through Quebec, so you will need appropriate documents for border crossings.
Health, Experience & Fitness Level: Participants should be experienced class II whitewater canoe paddlers in good health & fitness level.
For Reservations & Deposits please call us at 518.891.1838 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Total cost of the trip is $1295. Deposit $650. Balance is due by April 1, 2017.