Wyman Lake Canoe Trip
Spring, Summer and Fall trips!
Wyman is a beautiful lake formed by the damming of the Kennebec River in the town of Moscow with one of Maine's largest hydroelectric dams, Wyman Station. The reservoir formed by this dam is 15 miles long and about a mile wide extending up the river valley to the small village of Caratunk. We often start our guided trips near the dam and paddle our way northward up the river valley with a stop at beautiful Houston Brook Falls to have lunch and go for a swim if it is a warm day. We may camp on one of the islands in the middle of the lake or possibly on the western shore at a number of wilderness type campsites. On day two after a big breakfast of pancakes with homemade maple syrup we will load up the canoes and continue northward to a stream on the western shore called Carrying Place Stream. This is the site where Benedict Arnold and his expeditionary force left the Kennebec in October of 1775 and began their portage following native trails through to the Dead River on his march and winter siege of Quebec. We can hike upstream a ways to have lunch and explore a few pretty waterfalls and ledge slides covered with mosses and ferns. We will arrive at the take out at the northern end of the lake by mid afternoon. Depending on the wind direction we sometimes do this trip in the reverse direction starting near our office and ending near the dam.(It is much easier to paddle with the wind!) This guided Maine canoe trip includes all equipment, meals and shuttle. You supply just your own sleeping bag, ground pad, clothing and other personal items.
Price is $300 per person (based on a 4 person minimum)
This Wyman Lake canoe trip is also offered as a self guided adventure! We will provide the canoes, paddles, PFDs and shuttle to the put in along with a map with the campsites and some great places to explore. You will need your own camping equipment and food. There is a camping fee that may be collected nightly at the campsite by a representative of F.L.P. Energy Maine Hydro (the property owners and operators of the hydroelectric station) The rates in the past have been five dollars per person per night with children fourteen years old and younger free!
Price is $40 per person per day