The North Woods Travel Guide


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Moosehead Lake, the four-season resort town of Greenville, Baxter State Park, and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway are dispersed within Maine's remote North Woods. This vast area in the north-central section of the state is best experienced by canoe or raft; via hiking, snowshoe, cross-country skiing, or snowmobile; or on a fishing trip. Maine's largest lake, Moosehead supplies more in the way of rustic camps, guides, and outfitters than any other northern locale. Its 400-plus miles of shorefront, three-quarters of which is owned by lumber companies or the state, are virtually uninhabited.


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Things To Do in The North Woods

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The North Woods Experiences

  • Rafting in the North Woods

    Virtually all of Maine’s white-water rafting takes place on the dam-controlled Kennebec and Dead rivers, which meet at The Forks in... Read more


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