Maine Canoe Symposium

Maine Canoe Symposium June 2015

If you have lived in Maine for any length of time there has almost certainly been a canoe in your life at some point.

It might have been a battered aluminum fishing canoe that your grandparents kept at their cabin.. Or maybe it was a summer camp encounter with a sun-faded polyethylene veteran MCS flyerof many years on the waterfront. If you were very lucky — you got to experience a classic wood & canvas model somewhere along the way.

The Pine Tree State has been closely associated with both the manufacture and historic use of the open canoe for over 200 years. And for the past 30 years now, the folks at the Maine Canoe Symposium have been celebrating that tradition.

Canoe lovers flock to the annual event held at Winona Camps on Moose Pond in Bridgton. This year’s festivities will be held over the weekend of June 5-7..

Come learn to solo paddle that big Old Town that your grandfather passed down to you. Or learn the art of canoe poling from the best competitors and guides in the business.

Registration is filling up fast on this 30th anniversary year.– don’t delay.

Rangeley Town landing.

Rangeley Town landing.

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Jim Andrews is an attorney, Registered Maine Guide, writer, husband, dad and sixth-generation Mainer who grew up in the hills of Oxford County and now lives in Farmington. He is a monthly columnist for the The Maine Sportsman magazine where he focuses on muscle-powered travel in the outdoors and specific applications to fishing and hunting in Maine. Late in the fall of 2010 Jim suffered a mid-life crisis and decided that the cure would be a self-propelled trip from Kittery to Fort Kent in the summer of 2012. The preparation, planning and execution of that trip will be covered here -- as well as his own ongoing attempts to reintroduce physical effort back into the increasingly-motorized world of fishing and hunting in Maine. Find Self-propelled on Facebook: