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Canoeing and Kayaking Moosehead
A quiet paddle on Moosehead Lake.

Canoeing, Kayaking and Rowing

The Moosehead Lake Region has more fresh water to wander in than any other location throughout the state of Maine. Lakes, rivers, and ponds are scattered throughout the region, offering many places to paddle.

Pristine ponds are fun to explore---when paddling in the early morning or at dusk you are likely to catch a glimpse of a moose. Moosehead Lake, scattered with islands, coves and peninsulas creates an exciting, multi-day journey for experienced paddlers. The waters of Moosehead can change very quickly so be aware of the conditions.

If you are seeking privacy and solitude for canoeing and kayaking, scores of smaller lakes, ponds and rivers await you. Some of our favorites are the Wilson Ponds, Prong Pond, First Roach Pond, Brassua Lake, Mountain View Pond, Sawyer Pond, and Indian Pond. These all offer public launching sites. Please note that Sawyer Pond has a 150' carry in. For those of you who would like to experience the beauty and tranquility of quietly gliding across a pond and getting close to the wildlife that calls this area their home, you may rent equipment at local shops in town. Some offer pick-up and delivery service to your destination.

A serene and scenic day trip down The West Outlet to the Kennebec River will reward you with good fishing and wildlife viewing. This trip requires that you have a shuttle service at the end, from Indian Pond back up to the head of the river on Route 15. The West Branch of the Penobscot River offers options for two to seven day camping trips. This river meanders through some of the most beautiful and pristine wilderness in the country. It takes you to remote lakes such as Lobster Lake and Chesuncook Lake, which boasts a small village of hardy Mainers who can only get to their homes by boat or seaplane. There are several places on the West Branch for putting-in and taking-out, but the best trips are with a shuttle service or a guide service. Land use gate fees are charged when traveling over timber company lands to get to some of these destinations.

The Moosehead Region Chamber of Commerce holds a Rowing Regatta every spring, part of the Moose Mainea month long celebration. This 4.5 mile open water triangular course is a lot of fun for both experienced and novice rowers. There are also canoeing and kayaking races on the Moose River and the Piscataquis River in the spring. See the Events Calendar for details.

Canoe/Kayak Rentals:
Beaver Cove Camps • Beaver Cove • (207) 695-3717
Beaver Cove Marina • Beaver Cove • (207) 695-3526
Birches Resort • Rockwood • (800) 825-9453
Indian Hill Trading Post • Greenville • (207) 695-2104
Maynards in Maine • Rockwood • (207) 534-7703
Moose Mountain Inn • Greenville • (207) 695-3321
Moxie Outdoor Adventures • The Forks • (800) 866-6943
Munster's Guide Service & Outfitters • Rockwood • (207) 280-0883
New England Outdoor Center • Millinocket • (800) 766-7238
North Country Rivers • Bingham • (800) 348-8871
Northern Outdoors • The Forks • (800) 765-7238
Northern Pride Lodge • Kokadjo • (207) 695-2890
Northwoods Outfitters • Greenville • (207) 695-3288
Wilson Pond Camps • Greenville • (877) 695-2860
Wilsons On Moosehead Lake • Greenville Jct. • (207) 695-2549
Canoe/Kayak Trips Guide Service:
Birches Resort • Rockwood • (800) 825-9453
Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabins • Greenville • (695) 695-0242
Gentle Adventures LLC • Willimantic • (207) 997-2946
Higgins Guide Service • Beaver Cove • (207) 514-0243
Moxie Outdoor Adventures • The Forks • (800) 866-6943
Munster's Guide Service & Outfitters • Rockwood • (207) 280-0883
New England Outdoor Center • Millinocket • (800) 766-7238
North Country Rivers • Bingham • (800) 348-8871
Northeast Whitewater • Greenville • (888) 484-3317
Northern Forest Canoe Trail • Vermont • (802) 496-2285
Northern Outdoors • The Forks • (800) 765-7238
Northern Pride Lodge • Kokadjo • (207) 695-2890
Northwoods Outfitters • Greenville • (207) 695-3288
Shuttle Service:
Northwoods Outfitters • Greenville • (207) 695-3288
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