Allagash River Headwaters
Did you know that Maine houses one of the most pristine and top-rated paddle destinations in the USA? The weather here at our base in Pennsylvania is rainy and cold, but we're already excited about visiting the Maine wilderness this year! Who's with us?
Here's what GORP.com has to say about this location. "The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is top o' the list for northeast paddling destinations. Located in the north woods of Maine, it is a wonderfully remote and scenic paddling trip. You will spend about two-thirds of your paddling time on several lakes, and only about one-third on the Allagash River. Two stretches of whitewater add spice to the adventure. Moose, bear, and bald eagle are among the wildlife often seen along the river.
The usual Allagash trip is the 93 miles from Chamberlain Lake to the town of Allagash, where the Allagash flows into the St. John River. This trip takes about seven days. There are several other access points allowing for trips of varying lengths. The Allagash runs high and quick in early summer snowmelt season. By mid-June it mellows out, making for easygoing canoe expeditions."