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Mahoosuc Guide Service

1513 Bear River Rd, Newry, ME 04261-3609
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Dogsledding

I was looking at pictures of the great weekend we had back in February. We were a party of six and... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Carmen S
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Incredible Experience!

This is my third year going dog sledding though Mahoosuc. We take ten 8th grade students every year... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Jennifer M
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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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Mahoosuc Guide Service is a small family run business with over twenty years of experience. All of our trips are owner guided and a high percentage of our clients are returning as friends. Polly and Kevin are professional year round guides, equally comfortable poling a canoe up the Allagash or driving a dog team across the sea ice of Hudson Bay.Mahoosuc is unique in that we make much of the equipment we use on our guided trips, such as cedar canvas canoes, ash dog sleds and maple paddles. We have found the traditional equipment and materials we use to be durable, functional and in many ways preferable to today's high technology outdoor equipment. The craftsmanship that goes into our equipment is an extension of the care we put into each of our trips. We have traveled extensively in the north with the Cree and Inuit and many of the techniques we use for northwoods and tundra travel were developed by them. Mahoosuc Guide Service offers a wide variety of activities for all seasons and levels of experience.
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1513 Bear River Rd, Newry, ME 04261-3609
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I was looking at pictures of the great weekend we had back in February. We were a party of six and had looked forward to this experience since fall. We weren’t disappointed. Our day started with meeting our guides, ensuring we were equipped properly, and...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This is my third year going dog sledding though Mahoosuc. We take ten 8th grade students every year and always have an incredible experience. Everything is well organized and ready for us. We love being able to take our students to experience the responsibilities of...More

Thank Jennifer M
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Polly M, Owner at Mahoosuc Guide Service, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

I always enjoy working with you and sharing this experience with your youngsters. The dogs love the extra attention they give and I feel the trip teaches them responsibility and enjoying the natural world!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I, along with two other couples, were looking for a winter adventure and decided on dog sledding. After exploring our options we chose Mahoosuc Guide Service, and I can say whole-heartedly that I’m glad we did! It was exactly what we were...More

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Polly M, Owner at Mahoosuc Guide Service, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you Ben, We really enjoyed you and your group last winter!

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

I have been bringing high school students to Mahoosuc for around 6 years now. Polly and Kevin are great with the students and the amount of trust they have in these young people to care for their dogs is remarkable. Their ski guides are very...More

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Polly M, Owner at Mahoosuc Guide Service, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thanks so much Bill. We always enjoy your students!

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We have been on several (6 for one of us and 3 for one of us) trips at Mahoosuc Guide Service. Each time it has been a wonderful adventure and learning experience. Polly and Kevin have given us the gift of getting to know them...More

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Polly M, Owner at Mahoosuc Guide Service, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks gals, You are always a joy and can officially be called "Mahoosuc junkies!"

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We were three middle aged, active couples who travelled together to go dogsledding with Mahoosuc. It was a cold day, and I was happy to see that Polly and Kevin were checking to make sure we had enough warm clothing (we did) Another gentleman joined...More

Thank Gullyabb
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Polly M, Owner at Mahoosuc Guide Service, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

We are really happy that you enjoyed your day with us! Your whole group was such a joy to be out with. Hope you can come back again sometime!

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We were on the day trip on Tuesday, March 13th on the Umbagog Lake. My wife Jill and I were cajoled into this trip by her brother Tom. Tom is a resident of Maine, and during our trip to visit from Delaware, we agreed to...More

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Polly M, Owner at Mahoosuc Guide Service, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

We really had a great day with all of you! Thanks for joining us!

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Thank you for the best birthday experience I could have asked for! Two weeks ago, my husband and I joined 32 dogs, Polly, Kevin, a few other guests and the rest of the crew at Mahoosuc Guide Service on a day-long dog sledding excursion across...More

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Polly M, Owner at Mahoosuc Guide Service, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

We are happy that you enjoyed your experience so much with us!

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Enchanted is how I felt riding behind a team of dogs across a northern lake! Polly and Kevin, guides and owners of Mahoosuc Guide Service, and their dogs provide an experience that literally whisks you out of our crazy work-a-day world into the world of...More

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Polly M, Owner at Mahoosuc Guide Service, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thank you Cathy for your comments. We really are happy that you have enjoyed your experiences with us so much! Look forward to guiding you more in the future!

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

If you want to do something truly magical in Maine - then this might be it: especially if you want to really be a part of something, to learn something new, and to feel like you had an experience very few people get to have....More

Thank Ali G
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Polly M, Owner at Mahoosuc Guide Service, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you for your sharing of your experience and it really makes us happy that you realize the love and care we have for our dogs and how much we really like to give people this unique experience. Hope to see you next year!

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