GREENVILLE --- On May 16, a group of Maine Woods guides, members of the Penobscot Nation, scholars and others begin a 16-day canoe trip retracing the last of three adventures immortalized in Henry David Thoreau's iconic book 'The Maine Woods.' The expedition, organized by Maine Woods Discovery (, will traverse the Maine woods much the way Thoreau did 150 years agotraveling through a largely undeveloped forested landscape filled with vast lakes and wild rivers.

Published in 1864, after Thoreau's death, 'The Maine Woods' was one of the first published accounts of recreational travel through Maine's 'uninterrupted' forest landscape. Primarily organized to commemorate the 150th anniversary of this seminal work, the trip is also being mounted by Maine Woods Discovery and its partners to promote the outstanding recreational opportunities available in the Maine woods today.

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