Moose Woods Guide Service, LLC, is the answer for the greater Katahdin Region’s visitors seeking adventure in Maine’s iconic North Woods. We are a four seasons guide service that can tailor high quality outdoor experiences for as little as a few hours, up to extended week-long expeditions, within and around the vast landscape of Baxter State Park and beyond!
We are a collaborative of Registered Maine Guides that have the collective experience of 125 years. The common thread that brings us together is our passion for wilderness recreation, Baxter State Park and the North Maine Woods. Many of the guides are former and current BSP Rangers, who have extensive field time working with the public, managing risks and conducting Search and Rescue Operations to aid lost or hurt visitors.
Our experienced and professional guides offer a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year, including Maine moose hunts! We relish in the wonder and awe of our “first timers” to the Katahdin Region, and we specialize in family friendly outings.
We pride ourselves on being able to create an itinerary that suits each client’s individual goals and capabilities. And, with the local knowledge and first-hand experience of our “boots on the ground” guides, our guests will feel comfortable and confident that their safety will always be considered, first and foremost.
“Moose Woods Guide Service, LLC, strives to offer to its clients, exemplary service and an inspiring visit to the Katahdin Region. By sharing our guides' experiences through engagement in outdoor activities and knowledge of natural and cultural history, we seek to share our sense of place with our visitors, for the hope that they will bring home with them an appreciation for stewardship of our natural resources that can be reverberated in their own communities.”
“Paul, Why is it that the good things in life are often postponed 'til later? Patty and I are still talking about the good time we had with you as our guide for our Baxter State Park tour. Thank you! Thank you! See you again, your friends, Donny and Patty”
“If you ever want to go into the Maine woods for a legit excursion, I highly recommend guide Paul Sannicandro and his new outfit. He knows his stuff. Gave me at least a few chapters of knowledge. Hit him up.”
Ben Montgomery - Author
" Grandma Gatewood's Walk "
"This past weekend I participated in an epic journey by canoe down the East Branch of the Penobscot River. As a Naturalist I was pleased with the diversity of birds recently returning to the Maine Woods on their annual spring migration. Early spring plants were blooming, such as Shadbush, Hepatica, Trillium, Violets, Wild Strawberry and Honeysuckle.
The River itself did not disappoint and proved to be exhilarating while technically challenging in the swift water, rips and falls that we chose to not portage around. Even the portages, which were lengthy and a lot of work, allowed a rewarding Maine Woods experience that one can only get by committing to such a wilderness trip.
Of course the trip itself would not have been possible without the expertise of woods-wise Maine Guide Paul Sannicandro of MooseWoods Guide Services,LLC. From a preplanning and logistical perspective he had it covered and while actually on the river he exemplified the professionalism, knowledge, judgment and camaraderie one should expect and rely upon in order to have a successful challenging wilderness experience.
If you are planning any type of guided adventure in the greater Katahdin Region of the Maine Woods, I highly recommend Moose Woods Guide Services!"
P. Miller – Kissimmee, FL
“What a fantastic guide! As an amateur photographer who shot the Katahdin region for over 10 years I wanted someone who could show me hidden Fall treasures of the area and Paul was the perfect fit.
After such a successful engagement, my friends and I engaged Paul for a Winter outing and we were equally delighted. Paul’s attentive and responsive to his client, and you cannot ask for better client service.”
S. G. Johnson, Clearwater, Florida