In the spirit of Henry David Thoreau’s book – “The Maine Woods”

Penobscot East & West Branch and “Ktaadn” Trips
with NEOC based on Thoreau’s excursions in Maine
as written about in “The Maine Woods”


“The forenoon was a serene and placid on this wild stream in the woods, as we are apt to imagine that Sunday in summer usually is in Massachusetts.  We were occasionally startled by the scream of a bald eagle, sailing over the stream in front of our bateau; or fish hawks, on whom he levies his contributions”

Henry David Thoreau

Day Trip - 6-8 Hours

Enjoy a paddling day trip & a visit to the Ambajejus Boom House; this trip is based on Thoreau’s 1846 September trip to The Maine Woods. Paddle the scenic West Branch of the Penobscot River putting in at Little or Big Omaha Beach into the Debsconeag Deadwater and paddling through Passamagamet Lake and into Ambajejus Lake.

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One Night - 2 day Trip

This trip includes two Days Paddling with One Night camping on the East Branch of the Penobscot River with a registered Maine guide.  Canoe & camping equipment and food for guests is included for this trip. Cost is $399 per person, four person minimum. Paddle from Bowlin Camps to Grindstone Falls and Camp at Big Sebois campsite just below the confluence of the Sebois and East Branch.

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2 Nights on the East branch

2 NIGHTS camping, paddling, hiking, fishing with a registered Maine Guide.  Canoe, camping equipment and food for guests is included in this trip.   Cost is $549 per person, four person minimum. At night enjoy a traditional campfire dinner with time in the evening and morning for fishing and swimming.

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