Mount Katahdin summit
Wild blueberries for the taking
Fat biking across Lake Millinocket
Snowshoeing across a frozen pond in Baxter State Park
The sprawling heavily forested Northern Maine Region is loosely defined as anything north of Medway and Moosehead to the Canadian border. It’s a land of towering pine and spruce, majestic lakes, rugged mountains, pristine trout-filled rivers and lakes, and interesting small towns. Outdoors activities are the major draw, of course, and range from whitewater rafting to fishing, hiking to crosscountry skiing—and everything in between!
The 200,000-acre Baxter State Park and adjoining Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument are the centerpieces of the region, welcoming visitors with camping facilities and year-round opportunities for exploring the outdoors through ATV riding, snowmobiling, hiking, paddling, and fishing. These parcels are part of the largest contiguous forest in the U.S., excluding Alaska.
The northernmost part of Maine is Aroostook, adjacent to the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick. The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is a 92-mile ribbon of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams where you can canoe and kayak through rugged forests. The town of Presque Isle is home to the Northern Maine Museum of Science, which has more natural science exhibits on more topics than you can imagine.
An overnight adventure on the splendid Penobscot River Paddling Trail.
Our recap of four days of filming winter fun in northern Maine.
How did a pair of 100-ton locomotives wind up in the middle of the Maine woods? Find out on a fascinating snowmobile ride!
This beautiful North Woods lake offers a host of family-friendly activities to pursue. Nine miles west of Millinocket, the former paper-mill town in north-central Maine, is Millinocket Lake (not to be confused with the much more remote Lake Millinocket, just north of Baxter State Park). The nearly pristine waterbody is remarkably free of shoreline development, […]