In the fall and the spring, the Bowdoin Outing Club takes to the rivers and lakes of Maine to enjoy peaceful days paddling canoes. There is an abundance of water waiting to be explored in both nearby and far away places. Day trips venture to the local Cathance, Kennebec and Saco Rivers as well as to Lake Umbagog. Students may choose between a number of short day trips or weekend overnights. Once or twice a year, the Outing Club also offers extended canoe trips that go out over fall break or at the end of the year. These trips head further north to the West Branch of the Penobscot or the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, where students get to spend 5-6 days enjoying the wilderness. In the fall there is the opportunity for students interested in developing their whitewater canoeing skills to take part in the whitewater canoe class.