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Millinocket Trail
A New York philanthropist was so taken with the Mt. Katahdin region he spurred creation of 15.5 miles of free public recreation trails along the East Branch of the Penobscot River, conveniently off Route 11. Opened in 2019, the "crusher dust" paths are akin to the famed carriage trails at coastal Maine's Acadia National Park. The river trails are used for mountain biking and walking and, after the snow flies, groomed for cross-country skiing and fat-tire biking. There are also 9 miles of snowshoe trails. You can chill after a workout or eat your lunch in the woodsy chic visitor center. Come winter, wood stoves heat up two warming huts—one offers an outstanding view of Mt. Katahdin—along the trails. Courtesy bikes, snowshoes, cross-country skis, and reservation-only kayaks are available, or, of course, bring your own.
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2540 Grindstone Rd.
Stacyville, Maine  04460, USA


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