Canoeing/Kayaking

Photographs © Sacha Gillespie There is plenty of river and lake to go around to take a 'yak or canoe trip! One of our BIGGEST advantages to the area is the fact that Flagstaff Lake has easy access to the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT). Starting from the South Branch of the Dead River, the NFCT paddles through the lake and into Maine Huts & Trail's Flagstaff Hut, through a waterfall area, and then both trails (NFCT and ME Huts) follow each other on the Dead River! The two eventually split at the dam just past Grand Falls. Amazing to have 2 incredibly awesome trails side by side!

 

Find yourself North on RTE 27, before the Canadian border at Chain of Ponds, and you'll get plenty of opportunity to get out and explore! Headed back South, Flagstaff Lake awaits an adventure with you, where you might even see a Scenic Boat Tour, where you can learn about the Lost Village of Flagstaff, and perhaps find your own piece of it!

 

(The above picture is a piece of pavement from a road found when the lake was low, and a kayaker reached down and grabbed it!) Of course there is just as much fun canoeing and kayaking on the Carrabassett and Dead Rivers, so don't forget to stop at one of the many rest areas on 27 to portage in!