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4 Essential Things to Know about Winter in Baxter State Park

By neoc | Nov 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By neoc | Nov 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By neoc | Nov 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By neoc | Oct 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By neoc | Oct 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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October 15, 2019

By NEOC Info | Oct 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

On what could be the last moose tour of the season today Ken was under pressure to find a moose for our two guests from Florida. Since it was a bit breezy they decided to take the van into Baxter State Park and check out Sandy Stream Pond. The Ladies were stunned by the up…

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October 14, 2019

By NEOC Info | Oct 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Although it was not a very sunny day and Mt Katahdin was hiding in the thick clouds, our group of 4 from the South were determined to go out on the lake to enjoy the sights. Sterling took them across to Mud Brook in hopes of seeing some wildlife. They were delighted when the skies…

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October 12, 2019

By NEOC Info | Oct 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the moose tour season winds down, we had two tours going today, one by land and one by water. Our Maine guide Glen took a group by van for a full day wildlife tour into the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Although they only saw a chipmunk, squirrel, blue jay and a crow,…

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October 11, 2019

By NEOC Info | Oct 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ken and two guests traveled via the NEOC van in search of a moose. No moose today but they saw KATAHDIN, a chipmunk, a red squirrel, two crows and trees, trees, trees–beautiful trees dressed in vibrant fall colors.

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October 10, 2019

By NEOC Info | Oct 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The sun was shining brightly on the panoramic view of Katahdin dressed in the beauty of our Maine fall colors. Ken set off on another excursion to Mud Brook in search of the infamous moose. The group of five were happy to see a beaver, some adult and juvenile loons, geese, blue winged teals and…

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