New England Wilderness Tripping
Posted by: old_user on Aug-04-12 2:04 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Aug-04-12 5:03 PM EST --
Interested in wilderness tripping class I and II in New England.
Prefer primitive campsites to state campgrounds
I was just in Adirondack Park in August and realized that this is hard to find.
Not as interested in flatwater as mentioned in earlier posts.
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Not all are "wilderness" but....|
Posted by: mister123 on Aug-04-12 11:44 PM (EST)
Check out the Northern Forest Canoe trail. Allagash, West Branch of the Penobscot, Moose River, Moose River Bow Trip, Missisquoi, West River White River, Machias, Upper CT. River, Androscoggin, St John river, Dead River, and probably more.
Posted by: riverstrider on Aug-14-12 12:31 PM (EST)
The list that Mister123 provided is as good as any you're going to get. Most only have intermittent whitewater if any. The St. Johns and the Allagash are your best bets. The Androscoggin too...but that isn't really much wilderness. There is some good whitewater on the Missisquoi in Vermont, but again, it is intermittent, and campsites are few, far between, and each has their own issues, like long paths, slugs, no fires allowed, etc.
Go to americanwhitewater.org, join, and|
Posted by: ezwater on Aug-15-12 6:28 PM (EST)
use their national river database.
Go to Maine|
Posted by: rpg51 on Aug-31-12 6:20 AM (EST)
Allagash, St. John or Machias. St. John and Machias are spring only. Allagash has little white water but it is a jewel. Wonderful mix of lake and river travel. Don't miss the lakes which many cut out for some reason I have never understood. The other New England stuff is in pretty settled country - not going to get a wild feeling. There are others in Maine - but these three will not disappoint. Be sure to verify water levels.
a few more off the radar |
Posted by: tdaniel on Sep-24-12 10:04 PM (EST)
West Branch of the Penobscot|
Posted by: kayamedic on Sep-25-12 10:47 AM (EST)
You can put in at Sebomook Roll dam and enjoy an overnight down the West Branch and take out at Chesuncook Village. There is new public road access there.
lots of choices in Adks|
Posted by: GlenL on Sep-25-12 6:39 PM (EST)
So where didya go in Adks that was so disappointing ?
wilderness, New England|
Posted by: grandpa on Oct-07-12 4:19 PM (EST)
For anything and all about New England wilderness (strictly speaking, semi-wilderness) canoe trips, look up the Appalachian Mountain Club and its books on Maine rivers and streams. Good class 1 and 2 rivers in my experience are the St. Croix, Moose River 'bow' trip (Attean Lake, portage to Holeb Pond, Moose River back to Attean Lake), and the West Branch of the Penobscot.
Posted by: ppine on Dec-12-12 6:54 PM (EST)
Wow you guys are making me wish I lived in NE in the summer. Great list of destinations.
I guess the days of|
Posted by: rpg51 on Dec-15-12 12:07 PM (EST)
little known remote areas remaining little known and remote are pretty much done. Still, even today, there are some special spots.
Posted by: kayamedic on Dec-15-12 12:37 PM (EST)
Even popular areas in the summer are remote in the fall.
Timing, yeah. And some luck|
Posted by: riverstrider on Dec-18-12 12:56 PM (EST)
I have done several August trips down the West Branch Penobscot. Usually find other people in Lobster Lake, but hardly anyone ever shows up between there and Chesuncook when I've been there.
Posted by: dianakayak on Apr-04-13 6:40 AM (EST)
I'm interested! I'm planning a trip on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail which has all kinds of water. Diana