The North Woods Travel Guide



Plan Your The North Woods Vacation

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, 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, is virtually uninhabited.


The North Woods Hotels

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Things To Do

Things To Do in The North Woods

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The North Woods Experiences

  • North Woods Outfitters

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