Remember when you canoe with us you’ll start and end your trip at our full-facility campground with a fully stocked store; and, end up where you parked your vehicle.
What to Bring:
- Sunscreen – Hat – Sunglasses
- Bug Repellent – Plastic Bags – Trash Bags
- Dry Clothing – Swimsuit and Towel
- Cooler with Food and Cold Drinks
- Camping Gear – Camera and Film
- Beach/Low Chair or cushion for passenger(s)
- Campfire Permits required – ask and secure in advance (for open fires along the river)
REDSTONE COVERED BRIDGE: 29.4 miles, 2 1/2 days. To really get away from it all, pack up your gear and enjoy a full weekend of great canoeing and camping along the banks of the Saco. This trip is for the more accomplished canoeist, as there are some Class 2 rapids and a portage at Swan’s Falls. For a 3 day trip, continue past Woodland Acres and on down to Hiram (43.2 miles).
WESTON’S BRIDGE: 22.8 miles, 2 days. Begin your trip at the Fryeburg Town Beach, with a portage at Swan’s Fall’s. A good 2 full days of paddling.
SWAN’S FALLS: 19.4 miles, 1 1/2 days (or about 8 hours). Our most popular overnight trip. Bring your tent and pack some food for a super weekend . . . spring, summer, or fall!
CANAL BRIDGE: 15.6 miles, 6 hours. This is a good day’s paddle, or an easy overnight for novice canoeists. As a one-day trip, it’s great for the more experienced. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy along the way. There are usually plenty of beaches for swimming.
HEMLOCK BRIDGE: 13.7 miles, 1 1/2 days. Put in on the Old Saco at a beautiful covered bridge. Follow the old course (1.6 miles of good, solid paddling) to the Saco River for a great overnight trip .
WALKER’S BRIDGE (302 Bridge): 8.6 miles, 4 hours. You’ll have a chance to explore Pleasant and Lovewell’s Ponds, then test your canoeing skills at the short stretch of rapids at Walker ‘s Falls, then down river to the campground.
LOVEWELL’S POND: 3.9 miles, 2 hours. You can paddle around the pond, then follow the outlet into the Saco just below Walker’s Falls. Float leisurely downstream to the campground. A great trip for novices and families with smaller children.
WOODLAND ACRES CAMPGROUND: This is our campground where you’ll end your trip. If you’ve rented canoes from us or are parked here and using our shuttle service for your private canoe, this is where you’ll end your trip.
HIRAM: 13.8 miles, 6 hours (for an easy overnight). You’ll pass large clay cliffs, home to thousands of cliff swallows. In early spring, enjoy a nice day trip. In summer when the water slows down, make it an easy overnighter. This is the only trip that begins at Woodland Acres. Once you get to Hiram, give us a call and we’ll send a shuttle to pick you up.