We have had a great winter here at Mahoosuc with lots of dogsledding trips! The weather has been challenging at times but overall it has been fantastic and we have learned how to adapt to the changing conditions.
There are a few dogsledding trips left in March as we still have a couple feet of snow on the ground and plenty of ice on the lake. If this has been on your "bucket list" you still have a bit of time left this season OR we are already taking bookings for next winter.
Our summer trip calendar is up on our website with a variety of canoe trips from Maine River Guide Trainings, Fly Fishing/canoeing trips, lake and river travel in many of the areas in Maine, Cree and Penobscot cultural canoe experiences in Quebec and Maine and cabin based wildlife viewing trips from a traditional Maine Sporting Camp. For those who want to travel further afield we are co offering a trip with Arctic Wild on the Yukon River in Alaska in July.
Know anyone interested in a summer apprenticeship? We are taking applications now. Must love dogs, want to learn about care of a dog team, canoeing & camping skills and wood working skills for building wood canvas canoes and paddles.
We are hosting a couple events in our lodge this spring:
April 28-29th - Wilderness First Aid course
April 28-30th - Wilderness First Responder refresher course
May 6th - Our annual Old Fashioned Barn Dance with the Gawler Family (lots of fun!)
Hope to see some of you on the trail this spring or on the water this summer!
Polly & Kevin & all the doggies
p.s. Check out this segment about Mahoosuc Guide Service on
Maine's TV station Today River Valley!
Quote from the leader of one of the school groups we work with:
"Thank you for hosting our group again this year. I want you to know how much I appreciate the amount of time and effort you give to our students. The amount of trust you have for our students to allow them to lead a team of your dogs is truly remarkable. Your impact on young people reaches far and wide and I hear frequently that our trip to Maine has changed lives. You don't get to see the pure joy on the kid's faces as they explain to their parents their experience. It is breathtaking. Thank you again!"
Bill from Tennessee