This fun canoe camping experience will take participants out exploring remote ponds and camping in beautiful quiet campsites along the way. Learn the basics of canoe camping with our Registered Maine Guides. They will take you on a camping adventure full of paddling, wildlife watching, and even fishing. The first night will be spent at the newly renovated Medawisla Lodge where participants will meet each other and go over the gear needs for the weekend. On Friday the group will be shuttled over to 4th Roach Pond, paddle around, and portage over to 3rd Roach Pond to set up camp for the evening. Enjoy campfire cooking at its finest and spend the evening hanging out around the campfire as the stars pop out in one of the darkest areas east of the Mississippi. Saturday we will eat a hearty breakfast and pack up camp and head down the Roach River to 2nd Roach Pond to find our next campsite for the night. This will be our last night camping since the next day all we will have to do is head down to the opposite end of 2nd Roach Pond to find Medawisla and our cars. Come out and join us for a wonderful weekend of canoeing and exploring in the 100 Mile Wilderness of Maine.
*Lodging on Thursday night, dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, breakfast and lunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Transportation to 4th Roach Pond and Canoes, Paddles, and Life Jackets are provided. Instruction and leadership is by AMC Registered Maine Guides
From South Via Greenville: • Take I-95 north to Exit 157 (old 39) at Newport, Route 7 north to Dexter, Route 23 north to Guilford, then Route 15 North to Greenville. • At the traffic light in the center of Greenville, proceed north on Lily Bay Road for 19 paved miles to Kokadjo. • In Kokadjo, you will cross the Roach River at the dam to First Roach Pond. • Four Tenths of a mile after crossing the Roach River, bear left where the pavement ends. • Proceed 1.6 miles and bear right at the sign for Medawisla Lodge. Road Conditions: The access roads to AMC's Maine Wilderness Lodges are dirt logging roads subject to the impacts of wet weather conditions, particularly during early spring and late fall. Please note that until road grading occurs in these regions, conditions are rough and may not be passable in cars with low ground clearance. For up-to-date information, please contact AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 or the AMC Greenville Office 207-695-3085. Directions: Please note that the access roads are not paved and are subject to washouts and potholes. Roads may not be passable by cars with low clearance. Please limit your speed to 25 mph, and yield to logging trucks. There is no fuel available once you leave the state highways. Call in advance for road conditions during spring, fall, or when storms are expected. Please allow 6.5 hours driving time if driving from the Boston area, 9.5 hours from the greater NYC area