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East Branch Penobscot River

4-5 Days

  • 1 h
  • 1,700 US dollars
  • Novelty Drive

Service Description

One of Maine's well-kept paddling secrets. From Grand Lake Matagamon, the East Branch of the Penobscot drops downstream with several Class I-II rapids. However, there are many areas of slack water, allowing time for fishing, swimming, and floating downstream in the current alongside the canoe. There are rapids every day on this trip, beginning with the impressive, Stair Falls and culminating with Grindstone Falls, the largest rapid of the entire section of river at more than a mile and a half long, from start to finish. In between, there are many other rapids, Class I-II that will excite even the veteran paddler and require maneuvering and knowledge of canoeing. Day one is spent at Rocky Hill Permaculture and nearby Etna Pond getting acquainted with the canoe, gear, and some basic canoe tripping skills. Plan on being in the water and getting wet.

Cancellation Policy

A cancelation 30 days (1 month ) prior to a trip date will be refunded 100% - minus credit card handling fees. If a cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to the date of the booked trip, someone no shows, or an incomplete trip - all finances are non-refundable and/or non-transferable. If for any reason participants are not satisfied you are free to leave, but you shall not receive a return of fees for the trip or experience. This policy reflect the fact that our trips are limited to small groups, we do not overbook, and a cancelled space is very difficult to fill last minute, and significant cost is incurred in the planning and preparing for our trips. In the event of an emergency or catastrophe beyond the control of your guide that would require ending a trip early, Maine Guide Company may offer to reschedule your trip at a reduced rate, at our discretion. If for any reason a trip be cancel, the client will have a choice of 100% refund or roll over fees to an alternate trip date. This will be issued as a trip credit redeemable for up to one year after the original missed trip date. .

Contact Details

  • Novelty Drive, Carmel, ME, USA


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