St. Croix River Canoe Trips
Day tours & overnight trips 2-6 days
YouTube Slide Show
Sept., 2014, Student Overnight Croix Trip
August, 2014, St Croix River Bell/Bordowitz Trip
August, 2014 St. Croix River Beach Family Trip
August, 2014 St. Croix River Trip with Boy Scouts
July, 2014 St. Croix River, Four Day Trip
Sept, 2013 Four new Baskahegan Stream Sites Completed!
June, 2013 St. Croix River Day Trip
Jan. 2013 Baskahegan Lake Project Report
Free Photos! Every party receives a free DVD of the best pictures of your trip! Usually 50+ digital photos. Click on the links above to view condensed albums from past seasons.
Designated as a Canadian Heritage River, the St. Croix flows along the eastern Maine border with New Brunswick, offers great wilderness scenery, moderate whitewater, maintained wilderness campsites, fishing for small mouth Bass and the opportunity to spot Bald Eagles.


The St. Croix River is dam controlled which means it is runnable all summer long. With miles of quick water and numerous class I-II rapids, it's easy to see why the St. Croix is one of Maine's best canoe trips. The Fall foliage season is a great time to canoe the St Croix and often we have the river to ourselves.


Well suited for families and groups of all ages with little or no experience, the St. Croix is a great river to learn basic paddling and camping skills. The more advanced paddler will appreciate the quick water, numerous rapids and may even want to try their skill at solo paddling or canoe poling.


Paddling from Vanceboro to Little Falls makes for a relaxing day trip. Little Falls is a great spot to swim, fish, rump bump and have lunch with the opportunity to paddle or pole a class II rapid. 


Campsites  located on the river's edge are rustic with picnic tables, fire pit and an outbox. We camp in tents and cooking is done over an open fire. A more relaxed schedule allows time to swim fish read a book and enjoy quality time with friends and family.


Dave and his crew will be happy to put their outdoor education skills to work teaching map and compass, fire building, wilderness baking, plant and tree ID, fly casting, knots and their uses and other skills.


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With numerous starting and ending points, choose a trip 1-5 days in duration. Dave and his team can take care of all your trip logistics including canoe rentals, vehicle shuttle, meals, instruction when needed and safely guide your family or corporate groups up to 25 in number.


Day trips on the St. Croix River

A great trip for families and groups of all ages looking for a wilderness experience without having to camp out overnight. Swim, fish, view wildlife including bald eagles and relax around a campfire as you enjoy lunch. Day trips meet and end in Vanceboro. 8am to 5pm or an agreed upon time.  


Saint Croix River Map


Day & overnight trips:

Vanceboro to Little Falls 9.5 miles, 1 or 2 days 

Vanceboro to Loon Bay 19.5 miles, 1, 2 or 3 days

Vanceboro to Kellyland  33 miles, 4 or 5 days

Spednic Lake option to Kellyland, 6-7 days

Pricing per person fully outfitted and guided $150.00 per person per day, Teens 1/3 off, ages 12 and under 1/2 price when there is at least four in the group (your party or combined parties) paying full price.


Add the night prior to your trip by staying in the region's finest accommodations, the First Settler's Lodge in Weston with panoramic views of Mt. Katahdin and East Grand Lakes area. $100.00 per person double occupancy includes supper and breakfast. With this option, your river guide meets and joins you for breakfast.

Day trips $75.00 per person with a minimum of 8 people. Inquire for pricing for smaller groups.

Making reservations and what is provided


Baskahegan Stream Canoe Trips

1-4 days

The Baskahegan Stream in northern Washington County is a less known canoe trip, offering great fishing for Small Mouth Bass and opportunities to view wildlife including beaver, otter, moose, birds, eagles, and waterfowl.

Mostly a flat water trip, available May to mid June and in the fall when the water is up. A great 1-4 day canoe trip with several putin and takeout options.Beginning off route 6 near Topsfield, you'll paddle 7.75 miles down a remote scenic stream and deadwater on your way to Baskahegan Lake. As you enter the lake, keep an eye for eagles on Pine Island.


After crossing the Lake, we pass over the remains of an old dam left over from the days when logs where floated down river to mills and a train depot in Danforth. We continue down the stream (9 miles) with the lower 4 miles offering good moving water. After crossing Crooked Brook Flowage (3.5 miles), we portage around the dam in Danforth and continue downstream for 8.5 miles with mostly flat water, another great stretch of river to view waterfowl, beaver and moose. Our takeout location is in Bancroft above the confluence with the Mattawamkeag River.


Over the past three seasons, Dave & students with the East Grand School's outdoor education program in Danforth, have upgraded eight campsites on Baskahegan Lake and built four new campsites on the stream with picnic tables, fire permit approved fire pits and outboxes enhancing the recreational experience. This was made possible with grants from First Wind's Stetson Mountain Fund & Washington County's nature based tourism fund 


Day trips on the Baskahegan Stream

Half day 8-noon, full day 8-4 or an agreed upon time. Arrangements can be made to begin our trip at first light for what can be a breath taking experience as the sun greets a new day on the Baskahegan. Wildlife tends to be more active during these early hours and this can be a great time to spot moose. Available May to mid June  and in the fall (water levels permitting).


Baskahegan Map


Day & overnight trips

Route 6 in Topsfield to Brookton Landing 10 miles

Route 6 to Danforth landing 25 miles

Route 6 to South Brancroft 33.5 miles

Pricing per person fully outfitted and guided $150.00 per person per day, Teens 1/3 off, ages 12 and under 1/2 price when there is at least four in the group (your party or combined parties) paying full price.


 $75.00 per person for day trips, $55.00 per person for half day trips with a minimum group size of 8. Inquire for pricing for smaller groups. 


Making reservations and what is provided

Maine's Baskahegan Stream canoe trip offers remote wilderness scenery and is less traveled. 
The St. Croix River is Maine's best canoe and Kayak trip for families and groups with little or no experience!

Guided  Canoe Trips,  Nature Photography,  Moose Watching,

Whitewater Canoeing,  Weekend Getaways,  Family Friendly


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Tel. 207-448-2743, Cell (call or text) 207-551-8729  Address: Canoe the Wild, 588 US Route 1, Weston, Maine 04424
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