Allagash Wilderness Waterway
If canoeing is your passion, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway is a paddler’s paradise. With its plethora of lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams, Maine is already a wonderland for water enthusiasts. But for Maine canoeing fans, “The Allagash” is something special, a magnificent, 92-mile-long corridor of navigable bodies of water winding majestically through the heart of the state’s vast commercial forests. For more than 100 years, The Allagash has been enjoyed as a sportsman’s paradise.
The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is also part of the scenic 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail, which connects the waterways of New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Meant to be savored one serene day at a time, The Allagash beckons visitors with the intrigue of ice caves, fossils, and evidence of several major ice flows from 20,000 years ago. All along the Allagash Wilderness Waterway are remnants and reminders of the region’s long and active history. Visitors come away determined to protect it for future generations.
If snowmobiling or ice fishing is more your speed, keep in mind that the Allagash Wilderness Waterway is a favorite destination in winter too, despite the absence of any groomed trails. In fact, the pristine snows along this corridor of frozen fjords and waterways tempt locals and guests alike to blaze their own trail. Why not you?