Northern Region, ME

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Welcome to Maine's Northern Region

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.

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New England Outdoor Center
30 Twin Pines Rd, Millinocket, ME 04462

Housekeeping cabins and adventures on Millinocket Lake.
Chewonki Big Eddy Campground
235 Chewonki Neck Rd, Wiscasset, ME 04578

Tent and RV camping on the Penobscot River.
Penobscot River Trails
2540 Grindstone Rd, Stacyville, ME 04777

Crosscountry skim, snowshoe, and bike trails, plus gear rental, along the East Branch of the Penobscot River.
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