Allagash River – Maine
Hiking, whitewater, fantastic trout fishing, and nostalgic historical lore come together in an unforgettable way in Maine’s spectacular 5-million acre Northwoods wilderness. Paddle the famously pristine waters of Allagash Waterway as you trace the historic river’s course past towering pine forests, through lakes, past 40-foot Allagash Falls, and down the 9-mile Chase Rapids. You’ll see plenty of wildlife along the way, but the only signs of human civilization you will catch are a few dusty bridges, two old locomotives overlooking Eagle Lake, and an abandoned lumber camp… the last clues giving evidence to this river’s important role in the logging boom of the 19th century. Catch the best trout season while the river’s waters are cool in May, June and September, or wait till the first nips of frost provoke the mountainsides to reveal their brightest reds, oranges, and yellows. Watch the sunrise from a well-maintained campsite equipped with a picnic table and primitive outhouse.