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Legacy Trips

A loon’s mournful call breaks the morning stillness on a hidden pond ringed by towering spruce trees. Welcome to Maine, where a quiet paddler might spot moose, beavers and other creatures in this iconic northern wilderness. Join us for an extraordinary journey through the Moosehead Lake region to explore its forests, wildlife and charming communities. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, you’ll get to know this timeless landscape intimately by foot, canoe and an exciting floatplane flight. Comfortable accommodations and relaxing mornings at a historic, family-owned sporting lodge will allow you to enjoy the stunning natural surroundings at your own pace. Along the way, you’ll learn about the rich natural history of the region and the groundbreaking work the Conservancy has accomplished to protect the area for the future.

Trip Highlights
  • Take a cruise on Moosehead Lake with a local naturalist and discover the unique ecological value of the region.
  • Enjoy a self-guided excursion like fly-fishing, canoeing or hiking local trails
  • Expand your horizons with a backcountry cooking class
  •  Board vintage floatplanes for an unforgettable tour of Maine’s North Woods and the greater Moosehead Lake ecosystem. 
  • Visit remote pond habitats by canoe on a “Moose Safari” with local experts. 
  • Treat yourself to leisurely activities each morning like journaling, birding or strolling on the many footpaths in the area. 
  • Check out local Maine culture and history with a visit to small communities like Greenville.
Trip Details

Dates: July 20-25, 2014 - Trip is FULL
Cost: $2,450 double occupancy; $2,980 single occupancy
For more information, view the itinerary or contact
Joe Solomon (877) 706-4266 or TNCMaine@IconicAdventures.com

The Conservancy in Maine

The Conservancy’s bold vision and leadership in Maine has defined landscape protection on a vast scale; a recent 363,000-acre easement connected more than 2 million acres of land from the St. John Valley to Moosehead Lake to iconic Mount Katahdin. This groundbreaking conservation easement is the second largest in the country and the largest by contiguous area. Major conservation successes such as this and the Lower Penobscot project protect some of New England’s finest habitats for recreation and wildlife. Working landscapes have also been designated for sustainable forestry operations important to local communities. Across an enormous swath of Maine, native forests, wetlands, lakes and hidden ponds will remain in their natural state for generations to come.


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