Allagash Wilderness Waterway: Winter Use, Video 9 of 9


THE ALLAGASH WILDERNESS WATERWAY HAS EXCITING RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES ALL YEAR ROUND IN THE WINTERTIME THE ALLAGASH IS VISITED BY HARDY INDIVIDUALS SEEKING SOLITUDE RECREATION ICE FISHING & ADVENTURE YOU GOT TO COME PREPARED
THAT’S FOR SURE IT’S A SELECT FEW THAT COME & REALLY LIKE TO ENJOY THIS PLACE I WOULDN’T CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD IT’S THE BEST STATE PARK
IN THE STATE OF MAINE & WHEN I LEAVE HERE I’M PLANNING
MY NEXT TRIP UP HERE HATE GOIN’ HOME IN THE WINTER TIME WE HAVE SNOWMOBILERS & ICE FISHERMEN WE ACTUALLY HAVE A WINTER
CAMPGROUND UP HERE & THE NUGGENT’S CAMPS IS
OPEN IN THE WINTER TIME & THEY ARE REALLY BUSY
BECAUSE PEOPLE WANT TO GET OUT OF THE ELEMENTS CERTAINLY THE PEOPLE
THAT WANT TO CATCH FISH THROUGH THE ICE THEY’RE COMING UP HERE
THEY’RE STAYING AT NUGENT’S CAMPS THEY ARE STAYING AT OUR
WINTER CAMPGROUND OR THEY ARE STAYING IN
TENTS TO GO FISHING MOST PEOPLE ARE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED
WHEN THEY COME UP & SEE HOW NICE
THE ACCOMMODATIONS ARE FOR BEING OUT OF THE WAY THE CABINS ARE REALLY COMFORTABLE THEY’VE ALL GOT VERMONT CASTING
WOOD STOVES IN THEM IT TAKES A LITTLE BIT TO HEAT THEM UP BUT ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN WARMED UP
THEY HOLD THEIR HEAT WELL THE CAMPS THEMSELVES ARE EQUIPPED
SO PEOPLE DON’T HAVE TO BRING THEIR DISHES OR APPLIANCES YOU HAVE YOUR OVEN & YOUR STOVE
& YOUR GAS LIGHT & YOUR HEAT
SO YOUR GONNA STAY DRY BUT IT ISN’T A BED & BREAKFAST WITH THE MINT
ON THE PILLOW IN THE MORNING WE ENJOYED THE FISHING & THE SOLITUDE OF IT EVERYBODY’S BEEN GREAT YOU MEET A LOT OF NICE
PEOPLE FROM ALL OF DIFFERENT AREAS WE BOTH LEARNED A LOT ABOUT
HUNTING & FISHING BECAUSE THAT’S THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT COMES UP IN THIS AREA YOU GOT YOUR LAKE TROUT
YOUR WHITEFISH CUSK MOST PEOPLE COME UP HERE TO CATCH MAINE’S IT SHOULD BE THE STATE FISH
I THINK IS THE BROOK TROUT I LIKE FISHING ALLAGASH LAKE
ITSELF BUT BETWEEN THAT, CHAMBERLAIN, EAGLE, TELOS, WEBSTER, THEY ALL HAVE THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL
CHARACTERISTICS THAT MAKES ME LIKE SOMETHING ABOUT THEM EACH INDIVIDUALLY CAMPSITES ARE OPEN FOR WINTER CAMPING THE SAME RULES & REGULATIONS OBSERVED IN THE SUMMER ARE IN PLACE
DURING THE WINTER MONTHS WINTER VISITORS TO THE ALLAGASH ARRIVE TO EXPERIENCE THE WONDERS OF
ONE OF THE COLDEST & MOST PRISTINE REGIONS OF THE NORTHEAST A WINTER VISITOR IS UNIQUE VERY UNIQUE
IT’S USUALLY A DIFFERENT CLIENTELE ALTOGETHER
THEY ARE HERE TO ICE FISH OR TO RIDE THEIR SNOWMOBILES SNOWMOBILERS ENJOY MILES
OF WIDE OPEN RIDING ON THE SPECTACULAR
HEADWATERS OF THE ALLAGASH RIDERS ENJOY ENDLESS MILES OF WIDE OPEN SPACE ON THE LARGER LAKES & UNLIMITED EXPLORATION POSSIBILITIES THROUGHOUT THE WATERWAY INCLUDING THE HISTORIC AN EERILY BEAUTIFUL TRAMWAY & THE ABANDONED LOCOMOTIVES LOCATED ON A NARROW STRIP OF LAND SEPARATING CHAMBERLAIN & EAGLE LAKES ACCESSING THIS REMARKABLE HISTORIC SITE IS CONSIDERABLY EASIER IN THE WINTER A LOT OF IT IS ABOUT THE RIDE IT’S A DESTINATION
TO COME HERE THE WINTER TIME, OF COURSE IT
IS A LOT EASIER TO GET HERE YOU CAN GET ON A SNOWMOBILE THE TRAVEL IN THE WINTERTIME IS MUCH EASIER YOU CAN MAKE A LOT MORE TIME I’VE COME HERE IN THE WINTER TIME 25 OR 30 SLEDS ARE HERE ALL THE SNOWMOBILERS JUST DRIVE
HERE & SEE THE TRAINS & SAY OH WOW THESE ARE GREAT NORMALLY BEFORE WE COME UP ONE OF THE THINGS
WE WOULD LOOK AT IS THE FORECAST THE WEATHER IN GENERAL SO YOU DON’T GET CAUGHT
UP HERE IN A BLIZZARD OR GET A LOT OF SNOW DUMPED ON KEEP YOURSELF WARM & ALSO SAFE ON THE LAKE & KNOW WHERE YOU HAVE GOOD
ICE & WHERE YOU DON’T BECAUSE IT’S DANGEROUS
IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING EXTREME CAUTION SHOULD BE
TAKEN IN THE THOROUGHFARES BECAUSE THE WATER CURRENT CAN ERODE THE ICE FROM THE UNDERSIDE WITH SOME WATER REMAINING OPEN ALL WINTER WHAT WE HAVE BEHIND ME IS OPEN WATER IN FRONT OF TELOS DAM THIS IS ONE OF SEVERAL
PLACES YOU NEED TO AVOID IN THE ALLAGASH YOU NEED TO PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION AT NIGHT OR DURING A SNOWSTORM & JUST LOOK ON A MAP OR YOU CAN
KIND OF TELL BY THE LAY OF THE LAND
THAT THINGS ARE NARROWING UP & YOU NEED TO GO
TO SHORE & TRAVEL ALONG SHORE IN THESE PLACES & GO AROUND THEM IN THOROUGHFARES WHERE BROOKS COME IN IN FRONT OF DAMS WHEN YOU GET WARM WEATHER
THOSE PLACES OPEN UP THESE ARE DANGEROUS PLACES
YOU NEED TO AVOID WE WANT YOU TO HAVE A SAFE EXPERIENCE HERE IN THE ALLAGASH THE 19 AUTHORIZED SNOWMOBILE
ACCESS LOCATIONS ARE LISTED IN THE ALLAGASH
WILDERNESS WATERWAY RULE BOOK OR ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.MAINE.GOV/ALLAGASHWILDERNESSWATERWAY

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