Monthly Archives: May 2019

What’s a Musquacook?

A tributary of the Allagash River, Musquacook Stream is located in a remote area east of the iconic waterway. Flowing northwesterly, it joins the Allagash about midway through the river section of the traditional canoe trip. Musquacook had been on my bucket list ever since two friends paddled it eight years ago. At my age, […]

Slow Walking the Machias River

What’s the best canoe trip in Maine? Most would respond Allagash, St. John, Penobscot or St. Croix. Having paddled them all, I believe the Machias River in far eastern Maine is simply the best. Beginning on 5th Machias Lake in the heart of Washington County, it travels eighty miles to the sea. The wilderness voyage […]