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Feb 15
2024 events on the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Scenic Byway

Destination Katahdin! There are several notable events in 2024 that will take place along the 89-mile-long Katahdin Woods and Waters National Scenic Byway that you won’t want to miss. Our local communities and organizations host several annual events that celebrate the rich culture, outdoor recreational opportunities, and community spirit of the Katahdin region. Plan your […]

Nov 22
Guide to ESCAPE to the Katahdin Region in your RV or Camper!

READY FOR A ROAD TRIP in your RV or camper? Maine’s Katahdin Woods & Waters National Scenic Byway lets visitors explore the region, giving access to a wide variety of fun outdoor activities. Here is a quick guide with more information to fully enjoy your Maine adventure: On the 89-mile long Katahdin Woods and Waters National Scenic […]

Apr 04

THE STUFF OF LEGEND! In front of 14,000 fans, on April 22, 1947, principal and coach Willis R. Phair led the Patten Academy boys basketball team to win the New England Championship, beating powerhouse Boston Latin 35-32. The victory became a huge sensation across Maine and large crowds gathered for the return of the champions. […]

Mar 07
Katahdin Area Cross Country Ski: Trails Condition and Grooming Information

There are many trails in the Katahdin region to Cross Country Ski or snowshoe in the Katahdin Region of Maine. Enjoy the great outdoors and spectacular views of Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak. Here are some helpful links to Katahdin Area Cross Country Ski trails (Condition and Grooming Information): – Penobscot River Trail (Pictured here): – National Monument: – […]

Mar 06
Katahdin International Dark Sky Week – April 15 to 22, 2023

International Dark Sky Week (IDSW 2023) is April 15 to 22! Many of you know that the Katahdin region boasts exceptional quality of its naturally dark night skies. In fact, the Katahdin region Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument was designated as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary in 2020. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Katahdin Woods and Waters […]

May 04
Visit the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum in Patten, Maine!

Learn more about Maine logging history… Maine’s logging history began in the early 1600’s when English explorers first cut trees on Monhegan Island. By 1832, Bangor had become the largest shipping port for lumber in the world; at times, as many as 3000 ships were anchored there, and it was said that a person could […]

Apr 13

Passing through vast, breathtaking woods and waters, as well as 8 towns and villages, the byway will take you on an 89-mile journey filled with recreational opportunities as well as areas of significant history and culture.

Feb 16

(February 16, 2021) BIG NEWS! The Federal Highway Administration announced today that the Katahdin Woods & Waters Scenic Byway has been designated as a NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY! This is excellent news for the region from both a tourism and an economic standpoint. The direct result of years of hard work by many along our wonderful […]

Jul 22

NEW SCENIC BYWAY INFORMATION GATEWAY! On your way to the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum (Facebook | Web) and right across from the legendary Craig’s Clam Shop, stop by the Katahdin Woods & Waters Scenic Byway information gateway (under construction) at the Patten Recreation Area alongside the Patten Academy Alumni Park. Creating a new sidewalk into the park to access granite benches, interpretive […]

Jul 19

KATAHDIN – A BIRDING HOTSPOT! A well-loved spot on the Maine Birding Trail, the Katahdin area boasts many species of birds. This week, head North – Your Wildlife Adventures await on the Katahdin Woods & Waters Scenic Byway.  According to the Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce, there are approximately 175 different species of bird species in the […]

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