Classic Wilderness Guiding | Canoe, Snowshoe & Sea Kayaking Trips With Jack Mountain Bushcraft

Celebrating Over 2 Decades Of Full-Time Experience

In our modern world of 24-hour media and high-speed techno-wizardry, the timeless rhythms of the natural world have taken on increased importance to our human psyche. For the roughness of modern life, trips in the bush are often the antidote, where a few days immersed in nature’s rhythms can be the highlight of a season, a year, or longer.

Our approach to guiding embraces the traditions of the northern forest that have been passed down over thousands of years. This low-tech, high-skill approach allows us to travel with great comfort and ease. We enjoy nourishing meals made from real food and cooked over an open fire. During the colder months, we sleep in Egyptian cotton wall tents equipped with wood burning stoves. And instead of the latest gadgets, we rely on traditional forest tools and years of experience to provide for our needs.

Instruction on all aspects of canoeing, sea kayaking, snowshoeing, and traditional outdoor living is included, and takes place according to participants’ interests.

Tim Smith, M.Ed. Founder & Registered Master Maine Guide



Where We Guide: Destinations


Maine Canoe Trips
· Aroostook River & Tributaries
· Allagash Wilderness Waterway
· St. Croix River
· St. John River
· Webster Stream
· East Branch of the Penobscot
· Seboeis River

Other Canoe Trips

· Bonaventure River, Quebec
· Everglades and 10,000 Islands, Florida
· Ossipee River, NH
· Bearcamp River, NH
· Saco River, NH

Snowshoe Trips

· Northern Maine
· Northern Quebec

Sea Kayak Trips

· Maine Coast
· NH Coast
· Everglades and 10,000 Islands, Florida
· Indian River Lagoon, Florida

We’re happy to announce that we have been awarded the Maine Wilderness Guides Organization Quality Endorsement

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