The Maine Highlands features the state’s highest peak, Mt. Katahdin, longest river, the Penobscot, and largest lake, Moosehead.
Days 4-5: Choose your adventure in Baxter State Park
Feeling adventurous? Head to Millinocket to take in Baxter State Park home to Mount Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak. With an elevation of 4,000 feet, a hike up Katahdin can take 8-12 hours.
If you prefer a low-key adventure, explore Togue Pond and rent a canoe (only $1/hour!), or enjoy The Maine Highlands dark sky at the International Dark Sky Sanctuary for a chance to see shooting stars or the Northern Lights.
Insider Tip – Heading from Greenville to Katahdin, your GPS might try to take you on the Golden Road. While it says it is shorter, typical passenger cars will have a difficult time navigating this active logging road. Reroute to Route 11 and have a smoother ride.
Day 6: Heading Home
You’ve reached the end of your adventure! Return home with a lifetime full of memories and anticipation for your next trip to The Maine Highlands.
At the heart of the majestic state of Maine, The Maine Highlands features the state’s highest peak, Mt. Katahdin, longest river, the Penobscot, and largest lake, Moosehead. Here you will find hundreds of thousands of acres of undeveloped frontier land; countless mountain peaks; more than 200 waterfalls; and thousands of miles of trails to explore on foot, bicycle, skis, snowmobile, or ATV. With forests ripe for wildlife watching and hunting; and numerous lakes, rivers, and streams to paddle and fish; you’ll find countless opportunities for outdoor adventure.