Quiet Water Maine Canoe and Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition  by John Hayes & Alex Wilson

Quiet Water Maine: Canoe and Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition Guide Book

by John Hayes & Alex Wilson (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Quiet Water Maine Canoe and Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition  by John Hayes & Alex Wilson
Flatwater paddling offers fun and adventure for families, anglers, canoeists, and kayakers. In Maine, scores of out-of-the-way lakes and ponds offer peaceful solitude and close-up nature observations. In this selective guide, the AMC's expert authors have compiled all the information you need for flatwater adventure: detailed descriptions of more than 100 lakes and ponds, with maps, paddling routes, and an exploration of the natural world in and around the water; local picnicking, camping, and lodging; permits, special considerations, and addresses of services and guides; and driving, parking, and put-in instructions.

© 2005 John Hayes and Alex Wilson/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Quiet Water Maine: Canoe and Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition" Guide Book
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Allagash Lake is at the top of our list, one of our very favorite lakes in Maine. It is a large lake, subject to heavy winds, but the lake geometry prevents waves from building up as much as they do o ...
Allagash, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length:
We cover Attean and Holeb ponds together because they form part of the popular Moose River Bow trip. Holeb Pond and the neighboring part of the Moose River are protected by the Maine Public Land Reser ...
Jackman, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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The north end of Bald Mountain Pond is part of the Maine Public Reserve Land system, and the Appalachian Trail skirts the northern shore. This is a wild place in a beautiful setting, with aptly named ...
Bingham, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4
Bearce Lake is a long way from anywhere, unless you happen to live in Calais on the New Brunswick border. But Bearce Lake provides a great place to paddle for a variety of reasons, and it is worth a t ...
Meddybemps, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 3
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We include this section not so much for Big Lake but for the several marshy streams that flow into the lake. Big Lake, though huge at over 10,000 acres, seems much smaller because of the large number ...
Calais, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Big Musquash Stream, at least 100 feet across for much of its length, flows several miles through a broad, treeless valley. Pointed firs of the northern boreal forest border the meadow; a few white bi ...
Calais, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6
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Bog Brook Flowage can only be described with superlatives. Completely undeveloped, seldom visited, and maintained as a Maine Wildlife Management Area, it would take an entire day to explore every nook ...
Beddington, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5
We paddled here during a warm rain that was not heavy enough to keep either us or a fishing osprey off the pond. Because it lacks a state-maintained public access, Branch Pond does not suffer from ove ...
Palermo, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 3
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Branns Mill Pond is a real gem, full of wildlife and a joy to explore, especially in the early morning or late afternoon. On a windy day when other lakes in the area bristle with whitecaps, this pond ...
Corinna, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 3
During the summer, when the nearby Saco River is overrun with canoeists, you can paddle undisturbed on Brownfield Bog. The Brownfield Bog Wildlife Management Area, maintained by the state, contains hu ...
Brownfield, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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Many large white pines hug the shoreline of Bunganock Pond, along with maples, paper birches, and other deciduous trees. Explore the marshy coves, and enjoy the view of forested hills to the west. The ...
Hartford, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Don’t be shocked when you arrive at the Canada Falls Lake boat access. The relatively large campground will be filled with campers, dogs, children, beer cans, and noise in the middle of the season. We ...
Rockwood, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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The state of Maine preserves and maintains Carlton Pond and Carlton Bog as a waterfowl-production area. We found it suitable not only for waterfowl but also for paddlers. Indeed, Carlton Pond remains ...
Troy, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4
These bodies of water lie in the heart of northern Maine canoe country. While more famous for river canoeing (especially the Allagash), this area also offers superb lake and pond canoeing. Caucomgom ...
Millinocket, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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The larger Ripogenus Dam, built in 1920 to control the West Branch level for the transport of pulp mill logs—a practice banned in 1972—raised the water level enough that Ripogenus and Caribou lakes me ...
Millinocket, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Clifford Lake is a beautiful spot: remote, undeveloped, and small enough that you don’t feel too exposed in an open canoe. The lake has a horseshoe configuration, with the west arm connected by a stre ...
Calais, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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Cold Stream drains a huge bog in the towns of Passadumkeag and Lowell, about twenty miles north of Old Town. The stream itself, with all of its meanderings, is only about five miles long. Together wit ...
Howland, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5
Paddling out from the boat access maintained by the town of Danforth, you will see numerous exposed stumps and rocks on the upper part of Crooked Brook Flowage. This section, which is long and narrow, ...
Danforth, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6
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Tucked away in the northern reaches of the Pine Tree State, this cluster of small but beautiful deep ponds provides opportunity for a wonderful north Maine woods experience. Be forewarned, though: Unl ...
Fort Kent, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
The Debsconeag lakes are wild, remote, pristine, and magical: the essence of Maine’s north woods. Paddling here on a quiet morning or listening to the wail of the ever-present loons from one of the ru ...
Millinocket, ME - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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