Paddler presents his journey on Maine’s historic portage routes – Knox County Villagesoup


CAMDEN – Coastal Mountains Land Trust will co-host an Online Zoom presentation, From Greenville to Belfast, a 300 mile paddle trip, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday 9 November with the Camden Public Library.

In May 2021, Jackie Stratton, his partner Nate and his dog, Maple, embarked on a 24-day canoe trip from Greenville to Belfast, mainly following the route of Henry David Thoreau, Penobscot guide Joe Polis and countless indigenous peoples. Their more than 300 mile paddling trip included eight miles of historic portage routes to connect the Kennebec Headwaters, the West Branch, the East Branch, and the main stem of the Penobscot River. In this online presentation, Stratton will discuss how they prepared for the trip, naturalistic highlights, lessons learned, and what it’s like to be on river time.

Jackie Stratton lives in Montville and proclaims herself passionate about the river. She owns Waterways Guiding, which offers overnight canoe trips and whitewater canoeing lessons.

Visit the “What’s Going On” Adult Events Calendar at to register for a Zoom link to attend this webinar. The presentation platform is limited to those who receive an invitation from the library.

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