One of Maine’s finest remote canoe trips, the Saint John River flows 128 miles from its headwaters (Saint John Ponds) and meets up with the Allagash River just below the town of Dickey. If flows through a forest of balsam fir and spruce.
Below Baker Lake, the Saint John has an unusually even gradient, and there are no portages. The river itself is now less a center of activity then it used to be when logs were driven down in the spring and farms along the way helped supply the logging operations. We’ll explore historical logging artifacts near Seven Islands and Nine Mile Bridge. The trip from Baker Lake to the Town of Dickey is 105 miles and can be done in six or seven days.
Later in the trip, we’ll take on the mile-long Big Black Rapids. 24 miles downstream from the Big Black Rapids and near trip’s end, we’ll take on Big Rapids, which are 2 miles long. We’ll be sure to brush up on canoeing skills and commands on the calmer parts of the trip to get you ready for these rapids. Most groups put in at the outlet of Baker Lake.
Run in mid-May to mid-June, six days.
Duration: 6 days
Pricing Per Person fully outfitted and guided: $1250.00
(covers significant NMW fees & Shuttle)
Teens come at 10% off when at least six pay full price. Inquire about pricing for groups less than six. Group size restriction is 12 with trip guides.
Contributing photos by Shauna Stuber