Many folks don’t like the rain. If you enjoy the local rivers and streams, especially by the power of a paddle than the rain is a good thing. Right here in Carrabassett we have the beautiful Carrabassett River which runs along the Maine High Peaks scenic byway from New Portland to the Sugarloaf access rd. This river has something for everyone, and when it’s rained a couple inches and the river swells up, you’ve got to get it while you can… [Read more…]
Flagstaff Lake is the fourth largest lake in the State of Maine. With its rich history and amazing views and wildlife, it’s a wonderful place to get out and explore. In this video, we share some of our favorite places to launch our boats onto the lake. Whether you’re on paddleboards, in kayaks, canoes, or motorboats, this lake is a recreational paradise for any outdoor enthusiast… far, far away from the crowds, with nothing but wilderness along most of its shore. .. [Read more…]
Maine Huts and Trails has a ton of activities for all abililties, ages and interests. Learn more about the activities offered in this interview from this past spring on the WSKI set… [Read more…]
While there was still snow in the woods and ice on some ponds, two friends began a 740-mile journey from Old Forge, New York to Fort Kent, Maine on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail on April 23, 2013. Emma Carlson of Maine and Emily Rooney of Vermont launched from the start of the Trail at the boat dock in Old Forge. They completed the four-state and one Canadian province trail in 40 days. During the journey the women communicated with a second grade class at the W.G. Mallett School in Farmington, Maine, taught by Ms. Carlson’s mother. Travelling by canoe, the paddlers kept the trip technology free by avoiding the use of cell phones and computers, choosing instead to communicate with postcards in the mail. The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is the longest paddling trail in the nation and runs from Old Forge, New York through Vermont, Québec, and New Hampshire to Fort Kent, Maine. In 2011 the NFCT was named “Best Canoe Trail” by Outside Magazine and in 2012 the magazine named the Trail a “Best East Coast Adventure.” FMI: northernforestcanoetrail.org or call 802-496-2285.
The seasons are changing here in Northern Franklin County and the weather is getting cooler. This is a great time to get out in the canoes and kayaks. With the upcoming foliage the lower part of the North Branch of the Dead River in Eustis is a great paddle for all abilities, including kids. Lots of birds and wildlife can be seen along the way as well. [Read more…]