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Spencer Lake and Down Spencer Stream

In early spring or after a heavy rain, this overnight trip from the vehicle-access Fish Pond Campground on Spencer Lake outside to the confluence of Spencer Stream and the Dead River is a gem.  The lake itself is nestled between…


Fulton Chain of Lakes

This paddle follows a series of lakes through classic Adirondack scenery: forested mountains rising above lakeside cottages, Adirondack great camps, small towns, and tree-lined shores. Flatwater ponds and small shallow lakes are connected by portages. This trip starts on Old…


Seventh Lake to Blue Mountain Overnight Trip

If you’re itching for an overnight weekend trip in the beautiful Adirondacks, look no further. This one-night trip boasts views of mountains across large lakes as well as calm meandering rivers in forested environments. 7th Lake to Blue Mountain Lake…


Raquette River: Axton Landing to Raquette Falls

This 13-mile (approximately 4-6 hours depending on skill level) out-and-back trip takes paddlers upstream from Axton Landing along the Raquette River to a sandy takeout about a third of a mile northeast of Raquette Falls, a picturesque journey on Section…


The Black River Connection

Back in the beginning, our founders considered the best way to get from Lake Champlain to Lake Memphremagog in a paddle craft. There was considerable debate: the Missisquoi or the Lamoille? Donny Mullen, the first person to ground test the…


Black River: Irasburg to Coventry

This 5.5 mile (2+ hour) reach is a wonderful spring run through the farmland and forests of the Northern Green Mountains. Herons, muskrats, and mink frequent the river here. This section features a ½ mile of Class I-II “boulder gardens”,…


‘Round the Mountain: Lower Saranac Lake to Lake Flower

The ‘Round the Mountain loop is a 10-mile journey that takes paddlers from Ampersand Bay on Lower Saranac Lake to Lake Flower in downtown Saranac Lake. This trip is suitable for all skill levels. Start at Ampersand Bay from the…


Black River: Coventry to Lake Memphremagog South Bay

The lower Black River is an excellent quiet water paddle that can be done as a one-way trip, taking about 3 hours, or as an out-and-back day trip. A town park in Coventry and a state launch on Lake Memphremagog’s…


Androscoggin River: Bofinger Conservation Area to Berlin

Paddling between the Bofinger Conservation area and Berlin is a relaxing 11.7 mile, quick-water trip. Surrounded by farms, this is an open paddling experience. While the river has good current, it is never anything a beginner couldn’t handle. Several access…


Upper Richardson Lake

Upper Richardson Lake, just west of Rangeley, Maine, offers a variety of canoe trip options. From a short family friendly day paddle to a multiday trip, folks of all experience levels can find the excursion for them. Upper Richardson is…


2nd Connecticut Lake & East Inlet Lake

Some of the most pristine areas of New Hampshire lie way up north near the headwaters of the Connecticut River. Day trips on 2nd Connecticut Lake and East Inlet Lake provide some of the most secluded experiences you’ll find along…


Maine High Peaks: Aziscohos Lake Camping Trip

Aziscohos Lake is a fairly remote lake in Northwestern Maine near the New Hampshire border. Almost 20 miles long, it has a number of primitive camping sites that make it a great location for a long weekend of paddling or…

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