Allagash Wilderness Waterway
Thoreauvian wilderness. The 92-mile stretch of protected forest and interconnected waters of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway is one of the largest untouched, largely uninhabited regions remaining in the northeast. Visitors can paddle around on day trips, but the true highlight is to explore the vast landscape—as humans have for more than a millennia—by canoeing over several days (up to 10) from a series of lakes interconnected by the mighty river that gifts its name to the region. Go in the spring when the crowds are thin, the camping sites along the river unpeopled, and the trout are jumping. Several guide services offer all-inclusive trips.