It’s Not a Destination, It’s the Start of Your Adventure


Photo by © Melanie Brooks
In the heart of the majestic state of Maine, adventure awaits you.

The Maine Highlands features the state’s highest peak, Mt. Katahdin, longest river, the Penobscot, and largest lake, Moosehead.

From rare moments of reflection and connection with a wild landscape to a stroll through small-town Maine or a night out in downtown Bangor, The Maine Highlands is a place that invites you to slow down, unplug, and leave the beaten path.

Day 1: You Arrive in Bangor

1 hour 45 minutes non-stop daily service JFK – BGR on Delta
7.5-hour road trip from NYC to Bangor

Your adventure begins in Bangor, Maine’s third-largest city, once known as the Lumber Capital of the World. Here, check into one of Bangor’s many hotels and learn about the city’s rich history by taking in a Bangor Historical Society Walking Tour.

Enjoy a delicious dinner at one of Bangor’s locally owned restaurants, and be sure to sample some local Maine brews. Gaming your thing? Play some slots or a table game at Hollywood Casino!

Insider Tip – On your way through town, drive by famous author Stephen King’s house.

Days 2&3: Exploring the Moosehead Lake Region

Being the largest lake in Maine, Moosehead Lake is completely surrounded by vast forested wilderness and boasts some of the finest moose watching in the country.

With accommodations ranging from four-diamond inns to backcountry camping, you can choose how you would like to experience Greenville.

Take in an early morning Moose Safari, stroll the quaint downtown shopping, explore Lily Bay State Park, and cruise around Moosehead Lake aboard the Steamboat Katahdin.

© Justin Russell
© Mark Fleming

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.


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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.


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