The North Woods

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  • 1. Baxter State Park

    Mountain–Sight

    A gift from Governor Percival Baxter, this is the jewel in the crown of northern Maine: a 210,000-acre wilderness area that surrounds Mt. Katahdin...Read More

  • 2. Moosehead Historical Society & Museums

    Garden/Arboretum

    Guides in period costume lead tours of the Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan House, a late-19th-century Victorian mansion filled with antiques, most of...Read More

  • 3. Allagash Wilderness Waterway

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    A spectacular 92-mile corridor of lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers, the waterway park cuts through vast commercial forests, beginning near...Read More

  • 4. Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Bordering the south side of the Golden Road below Baxter State Park, the Nature Conservancy's 46,271-acre Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area is...Read More

  • 5. Golden Road

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    For a scenic North Woods drive, set off on the roughly 20-mile stretch of this private east–west logging road near Baxter State Park northwest...Read More

  • 6. Gulf Hagas

    Trail/Path

    Called the “Grand Canyon of the East,” this National Natural Landmark has chasms, cliffs, four major waterfalls, pools, exotic flora, and intriguing...Read More

  • 7. Mt. Kineo

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Accessible primarily by steamship, Mt. Kineo House was a thriving upscale summer resort set below its namesake's 700-foot cliff on an islandlike...Read More

  • 8. Patten Lumbermen's Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Two reproduction 1800s logging camps are among the 10 buildings filled with exhibits depicting the history of logging in Maine. They include...Read More

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