Here is a trip that has a small window of opportunity to paddle, typically early to late May (sometimes earlier) then the water is gone. One of Maine’s finest remote canoe trips, our trip begins at the outlet of Baker Lake. Later in the trip, we’ll take on Big Black Rapids (class III) and on the last day Big Rapids (class III). No previous experience is required just good camping skills and being teachable on how to handle a canoe in moving water. We’ll be sure to help those that need it, brush up on canoeing skills and commands on the calmer parts of the trip to get you ready for these rapids. The trip from Baker Lake to the Town of Dickey is 105 miles and can be done in six days. Pictures of our 2021 trip
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We’ll be sure to stop and visit the old Steam Shovel (BELOW) at 9 Mile. The steam shovel was instrumental in building Churchill Dam and the road into the Allagash Region from Quebec. It was over this road, then across frozen Churchill and Eagle Lakes, trains (in parts) and rails were hauled in along with supplies to erect a working village on the shores of Eagle Lake to build the Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad for the purpose of moving logs from the Allagash watershed to the West Branch of the Penobscot River watershed to feed the hungry mills in Millinocket.