Order Lookup

West Branch Penobscot River Canoe Trip

Note: This item is not eligible for promotional discounts.
Reserve Your Spot Now
per person
Event Location
Select Date
Number of Participants
If the times or dates above do not work for you party, we'll be happy to help customize this event for you.
Join our experts on an amazing multiday canoeing adventure on the historic Penobscot River.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 12 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Accommodation: Backcountry camping (tent camping with sleeping pads; privies)

Course Description

Whether you're looking for an unplugged adventure, a chance to sharpen your canoe and camping skills or simply want to experience the great outdoors with family and friends, our inspiring four-day guided canoe adventure is the best way to get started.

Perfect for novice canoe enthusiasts, this small-group trip features approximately 25 miles of relaxing, calm-water paddling down the beautiful, remote West Branch of the Penobscot River, a stretch famous for its quiet waters, amazing scenery, incredible wildlife sightings and logging history.

Led by Registered Maine Guides, guests will learn all the skills and techniques needed to navigate the river and focus on enjoying the journey. After each day of paddling, we'll enjoy dinners by the campfire, and camp in tents under the starry skies.

Don't miss this chance to get away from it all while following the paddling route of author Henry David Thoreau and viewing moose, eagles and osprey along the way. We'll bring the gear and expertise, so you can focus on the outdoor fun.


  • Guidance and instruction by Registered Maine Guides
  • One night tent camping at the L.L.Bean Paddling Center
  • Three nights tent camping at West Branch campsites
  • 25 miles of canoeing
  • Camp meals, from breakfast on Day 1 to lunch on Day 4
  • Round-trip transportation from the L.L.Bean Paddling Center to Penobscot River put-in.

This trip begins and ends at the L.L.Bean Paddling Center in Freeport, Maine. There is a pre-trip meeting at the Paddling Center at 4 p.m. the evening before we head to Penobscot River; after the meeting, guests will have time to go out and grab dinner before returning to the Paddling Center for the night.

Please note This trip may not run if enrollment is low. Please contact us prior to purchasing airfare. For more details, including information in trip insurance, please contact an Adventure Consultant.

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

Less Details
Additional Course Details
Call us for questions or information.
Event Location
Nearest L.L.Bean Store:
What to Bring
  • Weather- and activity-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Fleece jacket or wool sweater
  • Fleece hat
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Extra pair of shoes for around camp
  • Water shoes or closed-toed shoes you don't mind getting wet
  • Head bug net
  • Swimsuit
  • Sleepwear
  • Casual clothing, including warm layers for evening
  • Hat with visor, and sunglasses with lanyard
  • One-quart water bottle or hydration system
  • Pillow and towel
  • Personal toiletries (travel size), including lip balm with sunscreen
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler

  • Waterproof camera
  • Canoe seat pad/backrest
  • Your own camping equipment: tents, sleeping bags, etc.
  • Alcoholic beverages for the evening

What We Provide
  • Use of all necessary camping equipment: tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, headlamps, camp chairs, etc.
  • Use of all necessary paddling equipment: canoes, paddles, PFDs, throw bags, etc.
  • All meals
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • First-aid kit & safety gear
Average Rating 
 out of  ( ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
Rating Breakdown
Back to Top
Email Updates
Exclusive sales, special offers, and more.
Sign Up
We accept
L.L.Bean® is a registered trademark of L.L.Bean Inc. Copyright 2019
Shop All Clothing
Women's Sun Protection
Flannel Shirts
More to Explore:
The Campfired Up Collection
The Cool Water Collection
Related Categories:
The National Park Collection
Shop All Footwear
New Arrivals
Snow Boots & Winter Boots
Maine Isle Flip-Flops
L.L.Bean Boots
Hiking Boots & Shoes
Signature Footwear
Boat Shoes
Rain Boots
Shop by Brand
More to Explore:
The Campfired Up Collection
The Cool Water Collection
Bean Boot Story
Related Categories:
Ice Skates
Outdoor Equipment
Shop All Outdoor Equipment
Camping & Hiking
Winter Sports
Games & Recreation
Car Racks & Cargo Boxes
Outdoor Accessories
More to Explore:
The Campfired Up Collection
The Cool Water Collection
Family Spin Fishing Guide
Fly Fishing Essential
Kayak Buyer's Guide
Stand-Up Paddle Board Buyer's Guide
Outdoor Schools & Trips
Related Categories:
The National Park Collection
Bags & Travel
Shop All Bags & Travel
Bags & Totes
Travel Accessories
Luggage & Duffle Bags
Toiletry Bags
Lunch Boxes
New Arrivals
Cordura Collection
Boat & Tote
Adventure Duffles
Carryall Collection
Sportsman's Collection
Personal Organizers
More to Explore:
Boat & Tote-Made in the USA
Related Categories:
The National Park Collection
Sleeping Bags & Accessories
Home Goods
Shop All Home Goods
Fireplace & Hearth
Rugs & Mats
Games & Books
Dog Supplies
New Arrivals
Percale Cotton Sheets
Waterhog Mats
Nautical Decor
Related Categories:
Emergency & First Aid
Shop All Sale
Outdoor Equipment
Bags & Travel
Home Goods
New to Sale
Two-A-Day Daily Markdown
Daily Markdown
Outdoor Programs
Shop All Outdoor Programs
Outdoor Gear Event, 20% OFF
Adventure Trips
Kids' Camps & Events
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Weekend Trips
Shooting Sports & Private Lessons
Outdoor Skills
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Camping
Wilderness First Aid & Instructor Certification Courses
Hunter Safety
Team-Building & Group Activities
Women's-Only Adventures
Outdoor Photography
Bird Watching
Outdoor Fitness & Yoga
Discovery Series