Canoeing in Maine

Canoeing Trips in Maine

Head to Maine for a real wilderness experience! The coast is rugged and beautiful, and the inland waterways are lined with heavily wooded forests and some large wildlife! Find canoeing trips in Maine for every level of canoeist. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, canoe rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a canoe trip in Maine for you. If you've paddled Maine before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

Planning the trip of a lifetime? Check out these safe paddling tips and always wear your life jacket

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Guide to Canoeing in Maine

You can find some really remote areas to paddle in Maine. Head to the East or West Branch of the Penobscot for a backcountry experience, and bring your fishing gear! Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Maine:

  • Acadia National Park
  • Dead River
  • Penobscot River

Canoeing Locations In Maine

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in Maine! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Canoeing Trip in Maine

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout Maine and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of Maine community trip reports below:

Connect with Paddlers in Maine

Are you looking to connect with other paddlers about going canoeing in Maine? Check out the Message Boards for resources to help you get started.

Canoe Outfitters in Maine

Looking to rent a canoe or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters in Maine: