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Canoe Adventure: Northern Forest (7 day) - Ages 14 - 16

Date and Time

Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:00AM - Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:00PM


AMC Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, North Country,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


What better way to experience the vast Northern Forest than on a backcountry paddling trip for 40 miles along the remote waterways of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail! Visiting Mooselookmeguntic, Upper and Lower Richardson Lakes. This trip is ideal for teens who would like to challenge themselves by spending full days paddling a canoe and experience the serenity of a longer backcountry paddling trip! Day 1: After arriving at Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center, the group will get to know each other via fun games, pack gear, and prepare for the trip with the instructors, before enjoying lunch at the Pinkham Notch Trading Post. The group will set off after lunch, catching a shuttle to the northern end of Mooselookmeguntic Lake to start their 7-day paddle. Day 2-6: As the group paddles their way south along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, they will travel 40 miles through waterways and forests protected by the state of Maine, while camping along the shores, finding plenty of time for dips in the lakes, and enjoying the company of the group. Day 7: After completing the last few miles of the paddle, the group will return to the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center for clean-up, good-byes, and departure at 3PM.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Youth: $1,500 member / $1,666 non-member
*Instruction, all meals from lunch on the first day through lunch on the last, camping fees, group camping and cooking gear, during trip transportation, and the ability to borrow some personal gear as needed.

Click map for driving directions
Paddling the remote waterways of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail!


Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Canoeing

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge






(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


AMC Field Staff are passionate about the outdoors and have the training necessary to prioritize safety. Certified in wilderness medicine, and trained in outdoor leadership and risk management, AMC Field Staff provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They lead fun trips while teaching important life and outdoor skills. They follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC Field Staff create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.