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Address: 1513 Bear River Road, Newry, ME
Phone Number: +1 207-824-2073
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Mahoosuc Guide Service is a small family run business with over twenty...

Mahoosuc Guide Service is a small family run business with over twenty years of experience. All of our trips are owner guided and a high percentage of our clients are returning as friends. Polly and Kevin are professional year round guides, equally comfortable poling a canoe up the Allagash or driving a dog team across the sea ice of Hudson Bay.Mahoosuc is unique in that we make much of the equipment we use on our guided trips, such as cedar canvas canoes, ash dog sleds and maple paddles. We have found the traditional equipment and materials we use to be durable, functional and in many ways preferable to today's high technology outdoor equipment. The craftsmanship that goes into our equipment is an extension of the care we put into each of our trips. We have traveled extensively in the north with the Cree and Inuit and many of the techniques we use for northwoods and tundra travel were developed by them. Mahoosuc Guide Service offers a wide variety of activities for all seasons and levels of experience.

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Ways of the Wabanaki canoe and camping trip

We had a simply fabulous September trip with Polly and members of the Penobscot tribe during our 4-day trip from Orono to the Penobscots' very special Sugar Island, about 10 miles... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Hamptons
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had a simply fabulous September trip with Polly and members of the Penobscot tribe during our 4-day trip from Orono to the Penobscots' very special Sugar Island, about 10 miles north of Indian Island, the Penobscot reservation. The trip lived up to its online description perfectly! Our party of 18 canoed for about 4 hours to Sugar Island where... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Polly, Jason, and John led us on a wonderful canoe journey. Attention to safety and all details was great. Their skills and experience in guiding made this a very smooth adventure. Wonderful to be off the grid for 4 nights. Lobster lake, Lobster Stream, West Branch of Penobscot River to Chesuncook Lake. We hope to do another trip in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I came here for a wilderness first aid training course that was offered. I traveled almost four hours to, in sense, middle of nowhere in to mahoosuc mountain Lodge. Right upon arrival, Polly and Kevin greated me with respect, great hospitality and care. I felt as if I was going to my second home, due to Pollys great homemade cooking,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful 2 days in Maine! The dogs are amazing and beautiful, so friendly and healthy and fun. Polly and Kevin and their assistants do everything to make your experience unforgettable. Can't wait to do it again next year!! Special shout out to Dee Dee, our lead dog. Awesome job!!🐶❤️😊

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

We went dogsledding . It was one the greatest experiences I have ever had. First, we were nervous that we might not get to go because the whole east coast was experiencing a heat wave. I emailed the owner the middle of December to see if they had any snow. She emailed back and said that they had no snow... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

We had our wedding at the Mahoosuc Lodge this October and it was a wonderful experience. We were looking for a very rustic setting for about 50-60 guests. Having lived in Bethel we knew of the lodge already and loved it's gorgeous placement right in the Grafton Notch area. Kevin and Polly were great to work with and very responsive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

This was a great fall trip on the Allagash with Polly Mahoney. Polly is an accomplished Maine Wilderness Guide with years of experience. She and her husband Kevin lead dogsledding and canoe trips in Maine, NH, Canada, and other locations. Should you wish for an unforgettable outdoor experience, consider these talented Guides for a wilderness trip you will long remember.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

My grandson and I had the good fortune to visit with many of the Yukon Huskies at the Mahoosac Guide Service headquarters. Polly Mahoney taught us how to be soft spoken and gentle with the dogs. All we really needed to do was follow her lead.. We visited 41 dogs and they were all wonderful: friendly and well disciplined. My... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

My family was able to book a last minute dog sledding trip. The evening before the trip Kevin gave the participants a bit of a history lesson on dog sledding. Afterwards we were issued any special gear we'd need for the trip: boots, backpacks, gaiters, parkas, etc. The next morning we met the dogs and drove to the lake. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

I have traveled with Polly on many trips and spent time at the Mahoosuc Lodge in Maine, with the dogs and getting to know the assistants and other clients. Last April I went on the Inuit dogsledding trip to the Nunavik Territory, in the far northern area of Quebec. Although dogsledding was the major purpose of the journey there were... More 

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