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Discover the Katahdin Region

Plan your trip on the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Scenic Byway

Welcome to Katahdin!

Welcome to the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Scenic Byway! Visitors will enjoy some of the most spectacular natural landscape that inland Maine has to offer. Dominating that landscape is Katahdin, Maine’s tallest mountain at 5,268 feet and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. The Byway begins at the southern entrance of Baxter State Park and winds its way through Millinocket along Route 11 and the Penobscot River to Patten, ending at Baxter’s northern entrance at Grand Lake Matagamon. The Katahdin region is unique and features Maine’s tallest mountain, its mightiest river and its greatest park.

Byway highlights include: boating, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, leaf peeping, hiking trails, historical landmarks, lake, pond, river and mountain views, whitewater rafting, snowmobiling, state park, and wildlife.

Popular things to do and see along the Byway: Patten Lumbermen’s Museum, Baxter State Park & Katahdin, Shin Falls, Grindstone Falls, Debsconeag Ice Caves, Ash Hill, Ambejejus Boomhouse Museum, Golden Road, and the West Branch of the Penobscot River.

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Man is born to die. His works are short-lived. Buildings crumble, monuments decay, and wealth vanishes, but Katahdin in all it's glory forever shall remain the mountain of the people of Maine.

Percival Proctor Baxter

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