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4 Essential Things to Know about Winter in Baxter State Park

The New England Outdoor Center is situated only 16 miles from the southern entrance to Baxter State Park and offers easy access to the remote, exquisite beauty of Maine’s 209,501-acre wilderness. Winter visitors to Baxter State Park are often stunned by the remoteness of the “forever wild” park, which includes not only Katahdin, but 17…

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Miles of Scenic Snowmobile Trails start in Millinocket

It’s no secret that Maine has some of the best snowmobiling in the world, and the Katahdin Region is at the epicenter of the state’s expansive system of snowmobile trails. Maine’s Interconnected Trail System (ITS) includes 4,000 miles of uninterrupted trails and offers rides across Maine’s most scenic landscapes, complete with moose, Canada lynx, black…

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Men and their snowmobiles —It’s all about the smiles

It’s 9:30 AM on a Saturday morning in Millinocket and five geared up snowmobilers walked into the River Driver’s Restaurant at the New England Outdoor Center. They’re going to fuel up before heading out for a glorious day of snowmobiling in the Katahdin Region of Maine. What started as yearning to “get away from the…

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4 Beautiful November hikes in the Katahdin Region

November Updates and News As the leaves drop in the Katahdin Region, stunning mountain views are emerging in every direction, and especially to the north in Baxter State Park’s stunning Katahdin Range. For those who enjoy getting outside – either walking, hiking, or for quiet meditation – there are still some great local options. We…

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Are you ready for snowmobiling season? We are

The great thing about snowmobiling in the Katahdin Region is that every week can offer a new snowmobiling destination.  If you’re ready to start planning your 2020 snowmobiling season, here’s a well-honed list of favorite places to ride and some tips for how to enjoy it to the max. Great Places to Ride First off,…

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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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