We are one of the most respected and experienced recreational guide services in New England. We offer a variety of dogsledding and canoeing vacation options – most with no prior experience necessary. We are beginning our 27th consecutive year offering dogsledding and canoe trips in New England and Canada. We started mushing in the late ’70′s and had years of experience from Alaska and the Yukon to the Eastern Canadian Arctic before we started Mahoosuc. We’ve canoed wild rivers all over North America, from the Grand Canyon to the sub-arctic. We’re full time, year-round professional guides.You can follow our doggy world on Facebook. Read more about our 2016 Dogsledding Trip scheduleSee our 2015 Canoe Trip schedule. We look forward to introducing you to our healthy, happy Yukon Huskies. P.S. One or two of our huskies come on every canoe trip as well!

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Like Dogs? Like Snow? A dogsledding trip may be the winter vacation for you!
Here are a few reasons why Mushing Magazine, the recognized international authority on dogsledding, recommends us (CNN article) as one of North America’s Top 5 outfits to go dogsledding with:

  • We are both Master Maine Guides, the highest level recognized by the State of Maine with 30 and 40 years experience.
  • 2015 is our 26th consecutive year in business.
  • We are full time professionals. Guiding is all we do – it is not a part time hobby.
  • All of our trips are owner guided. One of us (Kevin or Polly) is on each of our trips.
  • We are one of the few kennels where every dog was personally raised by us from puppyhood. They are all well trained, and we have been working with these bloodlines since 1979.
  • We take extremely good care of our dogs. They get a summer vacation, full vet care, pastures to play in during the off season, and retirement to our house.
  • We make our own wooden dogsleds, snowshoes, and toboggans.
  • Our Yukon huskies are novice-musher friendly.  Small size teams (5 dogs) with big steady dogs make it easier for beginners to learn to mush.
  • Our business received the Maine Office of Tourism “Excellence in Nature Based Tourism Award.”
  • Mahoosuc Guide Service offers the only Winter Guide Training course in Maine for guides and outdoor leaders.



Allagash River Canoe Trip


Understandably Maine’s most famous canoe trip. The Allagash is in many ways the most representative of it’s canoe country. It is rich in wildlife such as moose, otter, eagle and osprey and historic artifacts from the river logging era. The rapids are beginners level and there is only one portage, around the spectacular 50 ft. Allagash Falls.


Canoe Trips – Allagash River and the other Wilderness Rivers in Maine and Canada

If you like paddling wilderness rivers, seeing wildlife up close, and listening to the cry of a loon on a northern lake, then a Mahoosuc canoe trip may be a good choice for you. The Allagash River canoe trip is our most popular, but we guide all of Maine’s wilderness rivers. View or print our 2015 schedule for the Allagash canoe trip or other Maine wilderness river trips. We are very experienced northern paddlers and are comfortable teaching quiet water or whitewater techniques, as well as canoe poling. If you’re interested in learning from the native people who developed the canoe, check out our Canoeing with the Cree trip. If you’re an angler, check out our salmon fishing on the Miramichi River, New Brunswick, our May Allagash River canoe trip, or the Aroostook River canoe fishing trip in June.


A few reasons you may want to consider Mahoosuc Guide Service for a canoe trip vacation are:

  • We are Master Maine Guides with 30 and 40 years of experience.
  • 2015 is our 26th consecutive year in business.
  • We are ACA certified Instructors and Instructor trainers.
  • We are full time professional guides. Guiding is all we do.
  • Mahoosuc Guide Service offers the only Canoe River Guide Training Course in Maine.
  • We handcraft our own cedar-canvas canoes, paddles, and setting poles.
  • We developed one of the first River Rescue courses for professional guides back in 1985.
  • We received the State of Maine’s “Excellence in Nature Based Tourism Award.”

Call us at 207-824-2073 or e-mail [email protected].

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