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Fall is the Time for a Romantic Wilderness Getaway

Fall is the Time for a Romantic Wilderness Getaway Fall has finally arrived, the temps are dropping, the flannel is coming out and it’s time to enjoy the rich colors, dry days, and adventures of autumn with your sweetheart. If you’re looking for a getaway that offers exceptional lodging and dining, unbelievable wilderness, and access…

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Four Best Foliage Tricks + One More Reason to Head North this Fall

Maine is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to behold the rich, beautiful colors of fall. This is because with almost two thirds of the state under forest cover, Maine has an abundance of trees and a profusion of the right tree species, including red and sugar maples, a variety of oaks, red…

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Vegan and Flannel Wedding at NEOC Maine

Katahdin provided the stunning backdrop for this wedding When Karen and Hosh got engaged last February, they didn’t want to wait indefinitely for their wedding ceremony. With a career in the restaurant business, Hosh knew that a summer wedding, at the height of his busy season, was not going to work. So, they settled on…

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These Trails Are Made for Biking!

Volunteers travel to Millinocket for trail-building and life-changing Growing up, Kay Sides and Dylan Collins weren’t really outdoorsy. Kay describes a childhood spent in cities and suburbs of Southern California. Dylan hadn’t traveled much beyond his small hometown in Virginia.These two, along with eight other AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers from across the country, are finishing up…

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5 Reasons to Visit the Katahdin Region This Summer

The Katahdin Region of Maine is taking on new life as a world-class recreation destination.  The new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument puts the area on the national map, the newly minted Penobscot River Trails offers exquisite bike trails along the beautiful East Branch of the Penobscot River, the Millinocket Marathon attracts elite runners (and…

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Hassel Free Retreats with the New England Outdoor Center

If you need an epic location for a large gathering or corporate event, look north—to Millinocket On a sunny March weekend, nearly 40 supporters of Baxter State Park descended upon the New England Outdoor Center for four days of conversation, collegiality, and outdoor recreation.  NEOC’s Corporate Outings & Retreats provided the group with lodging, gear,…

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Whitewater Rafting Adventures for Friends and Families

Enjoy the Great Outdoors with the Family Looking for an outdoor experience for the whole family? There’s nothing better than spending a day on a beautiful wilderness river. Whitewater rafting isn’t just for hard-core adventure seekers. Families with kids from ages 4-14 and older can experience an epic day on the West Branch of the…

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Outdoorsy Wedding with an Epic View

Have a look at what Sara & Tommy pulled off for their wedding at the New England Outdoor Center. Sara’s been coming to Maine from Virginia with her family since she was a girl. The Millinocket region and Baxter State Park hold a deep and special meaning, and she’s climbed Katahdin at least 20 times,…

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Five reasons why you need to visit the Katahdin Region in Winter

I just returned from three blissful, adventurous and unforgettable days with my family in the Katahdin Region of Maine.  It’s hard to explain just how refreshed, renewed, and revived we feel after busting our butts on fat bikes, skiing on miles of cross-country ski trails, and even jumping on a snowmobile for a cruise across…

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