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Maine Canoe Trips

Welcome to our 2022 Paddling  Season!
Great Mountain Guide Service offers a variety of guided day trips, and overnight backcountry canoe trips in the Katahdin Region of Maine!
All canoe trips are suited for beginners and experienced paddlers. We have a high focus on paddle instruction, canoe handling, and water safety.
Browse our 2022 trips for your next adventure! 
For any questions or inquiries, please email us at

July 22-24 Overnight East Branch Canoe Trips

Beat the heat this summer and adventure on the East Branch of the Penobscot River!
Join GMGS for our classic backcountry canoe trip on one of the most pristine and sought out rivers in Maine! Experience gorgeous views of surrounding mountains, breathtaking wilderness scenery, Class I-II whitewater, well-maintained campsites with opportunities for fishing and swimming, and Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument!
The Penobscot River is suited for all ages and all abilities.
For more information and to book: click here.  
*The East Branch of the Penobscot River is the paddle route taken by Henry David Thoreau in the 1800s. The campsites we chose for this trip are the same ones written about in his book. 

August 12-14 East Branch Overnight Trip