Named the Top Adventure Resort in New England by Yankee Magazine in 2013 and 2014, we have grown into a full-fledged outdoor resort with a variety of outdoor activities for everyone! As perhaps the most popular Maine family resort, you can rest assured that there is something for everyone in your group to enjoy--explore Baxter State Park, whitewater raft the Penobscot River, snowmobile, snowshoe, watch a Maine moose graze along the lakeshore, or come build a custom adventure of a lifetime-- any season, any day. There is so much to see and do in the Katahdin Region, right onsite or within a short drive allowing you to create the most memorable Maine family adventure.

Our central location on Millinocket Lake is 8 miles northwest of Millinocket, which means you’re right around the corner from the thrills of the Penobscot River, wilderness experiences in Baxter State Park, numerous hiking trails, and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. We are close to the Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area, the Nahmakanta Public Reserved Lands, and Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

The Katahdin Region is also home to two major snowmobiling trails on Maine's ITS (Interconnecting Trail System), some of  Maine's largest lakes, bountiful fishing and hunting, and wildlife viewing. Right from the windows of our cabins, you might see an eagle flying overhead, a Maine moose taking a stroll, or possibly even the Northern Lights.

Peruse all of our lodging and dining options to ensure you create the Maine memories you want to last a lifetime, for your summer family vacations, your winter family vacations or both?

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Biking At NEOC

Here's a helpful Outdoor Guide to help you and your family feel safe and comfortable in the GREAT OUTDOORS, recently developed by the Safety Health and Consumer Council. The benefits of outdoor recreation are not only physical, but social, emotional, and intellectual as well. However, keeping adults and children safe outdoors requires some special precautions. This guide for Outdoor Safety and Health combined with a little common sense can go a long way.

New England Outdoor Center

The New England Outdoor Center has been voted the top adventure resort by Yankee editors (2013, 2014) for good reason. From the Penobscot Outdoor Center to the Twin Pine Cabins to the River Drivers Restaurant, this is your one-stop destination for a fantastic Maine vacation. Our whitewater rafting offerings include daily trips down the Penobscot from April through October. We also run fishing trips so members of the whole family will find something to their liking. Bonus: Most trips include a riverside barbecue lunch, too.


NEOC’s Twin Pine campus edging Millinocket Lake and overlooking Katahdin puts the best of Maine’s adventures at your fingertips. Join guided rafting trips or moose safaris, paddle the region’s lakes and streams, hike the peaks, and return to a full-service base with cabins, restaurant, lounge, and other frills. Off Baxter State Park Road. 800-766-7238;

Penobscot River