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Address: 1513 Bear River Road, Newry, ME
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+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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Fantastic winter trip

We loved our 3 day trip with them. We got a mix of dog sledding and cross country skiing. The staff was amazing and a joy to be with. Food and accommodations were great.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our 3 day trip with them. We got a mix of dog sledding and cross country skiing. The staff was amazing and a joy to be with. Food and accommodations were great.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have enjoyed many outdoor adventures across the US and around the globe, but our three days with Mahoosuc Guide Service dog-sledding, cross country skiing, camping, learning, and laughing in the northern woods of NH/ME stands out in the pack. Our guides were extremely knowledgeable, dedicated, helpful, completely approachable, and fun. Leaders Kevin and Polly have been... More 

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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 25 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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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 20 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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Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 29 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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