New England Outdoor Center Blog

News, Fun Facts and Interesting Points of View from the New England Outdoor Center! @neocmaine

National Geographic names Katahdin Top 10 Hikes in the World

By neoc | Jul 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a recent article National Geographic profiled their picks for the Top 10 Summit Hikes in the World and our very own Katahdin made the list at number 2! Chosen for its scenic beauty and connection to the local people and culture. The article refers to Katahdin as the “most inspiring peak in Eastern North…

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Exploring the Katahdin Loop Road – Katahdin Woods and Waters

By neoc | May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

We took a trip up to the new Katahdin Loop Road, a project of Katahdin Woods and Waters to check out the views and go for a short hike. The trip proved to be more stunning than we had imagined. The area is approximately 100,000 acres of land East of Baxter State Park with the…

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Maine Scenic Byway – A trip to the Fiddler and Fiddlehead Festival

By neoc | May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s a lot to do in Maine, specifically in the Katahdin region also known as The Maine Highlands. The other day we took a drive up to Patten for the Fiddler and Fiddlehead Festival that was being held at the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum. To get there from NEOC was a casual drive up one of…

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Leaf Peeping in Maine with the New England Outdoor Center

By neoc | Sep 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Maine is a beautiful place to watch the changing colors of the seasons, with abundant trees, wide open space and beautiful light, the glorious colors of Fall reflect across the landscape from September 15th through October 15th give or take a week depending on where in the state you are. In Millinocket, we anticipate the…

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Maine – A Beautiful Place to Visit and Live.

By neoc | Jun 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Maine is both the northernmost and easternmost portion of New England. Maine is known for its scenery—it’s rocky coastline and rolling mountains, it’s heavily forested interior landscape and picturesque waterways. Maine represents many different things to many different people. Memories of Maine from childhood tend to be of trips to Camp, taffy on the beach,…

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White Water Rafting ME – Penobscot River Trips

By neoc | Jun 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

White Water Rafting ME – Penobscot River Trips Whitewater Rafting Full River Trip – Penobscot River The Full River Trip begins on the lower river with Class I to IV rapids, allowing rafters to enjoy the views and smaller surf holes and waterfalls before indulging in a riverside BBQ lunch. In the morning get to…

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New England Outdoor Center – Outdoor Adventure on Millinocket Lake, Maine

By neoc | Apr 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rekindle Your Spirit of Adventure at New England’s Top Adventure Resort. The New England Outdoor Center is the home of Twin Pine Cabins, the Penobscot Outdoor Center and the River Drivers Restaurant. Voted Top Adventure Resort in New England by Yankee Magazine NEOC comprises all the essential pieces for an unforgettable Maine spring and summer…

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Rafting in Maine

By neoc | Jun 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
WWR

Heavy Rains Create Unique Whitewater Rafting Experience in Northern Maine Due to the exceptional amount of rain over the past few weeks, watersheds in Maine are brimming with water.  This phenomenon is shaping up the rivers to be unusually interesting for midsummer adventurers and especially affecting the white water rafting industry.  Amplifying the experiences on…

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Spring is here

By neoc | Mar 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Spring in maine

Feels Like Spring!   We captured a few images of our first day of spring!  But they do exemplify the magic of Twin Pine Camps blanketed in new snow.  Cozy cabins, quiet, crisp and starry nights are only three reasons you can’t miss the Katahdin Region in the winter or in this case the spring!…

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Cruising Black Cat

By neoc | Jan 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
black cat mountain ski trails

The ski trails at Twin Pines/New England Outdoor Center are perfection. We headed out yesterday to take a quick spin up and over Black Cat Mt, which, in comparison to our neighbor,Katahdin, is not much of a mountain. However, with signs like these.. it might be a bit more of a mountain than you think!…

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