With so many options for lodging, it will be easy to find accommodations that suite your needs, no matter what they are! From camping to lakeside cottages to a cozy bed and breakfast, The Maine Highlands has it all.
What is truly wonderful about The Maine Highlands is how natural it has stayed and what better way to connect with nature than in an area that was preserved to be forever wild. With a diverse selection of parks featuring a great variety of scenery and wildlife, The Maine Highlands has what you need to start your outdoor experience.
The region is home to many walking and hiking opportunities. From nature walks to the most strenuous climbs, every step you take there is a scenic view waiting for you. Baxter State Park offers day hikes for all ability levels, trails here span from sea level to the peak of Mt. Katahdin, which stands 5,268 feet tall.
Challenge yourself with the whitewater of the Penobscot, Kennebec, and Dead Rivers! Every class of whitewater is waiting for you here in The Maine Highlands Region. The region is home to many whitewater rafting companies that provide professional guides for your trip.
There are many different fishing experiences that you can have in The Maine Highland region. Lakes and streams boasting several species of fish spot our landscape by the dozens. Be sure that you are prepared, have a valid fishing license and are up to date on the State of Maine fishing regulations.
With over 1,000 miles of well groomed trail and more than a dozen Maine Snowmobile Association recognized clubs there is more than enough space to play. We invite any snowmobile enthusiast to visit and appreciate out expansive trails, and for the novice snowmobiler there are plenty of places within the Maine Highlands to rent a sled.
There's a perfect body of water for every level of experience and any length of excursion. Guided expeditions by canoe and kayak can take you far into the wilderness with expert instruction, catered meals and the best provisions. From whitewater rafting to freshwater fishing, it's all in The Maine Highlands.
From Maine’s highest peak, Mt. Katahdin to its largest lake, Moosehead, The Maine Highlands offers great outdoor adventures, historic and cultural experiences, many culinary delights and unexpected entertainment opportunities. Located in the center of Maine, there are more than 200 waterfalls, miles and miles of trails for hiking, ATVing, and some of the best snowmobiling trails anywhere. The last or first portion (depends on your perspective) of the Applachian Trail is in The Maine Highlands. Known as the "Hundred-Mile Wilderness", it is said there are more moose seen there than on any other part of the trail. If you are looking for less moose and more music, head to one of our many festivals, the Waterfront Concerts series in Bangor, enjoy shopping boutique or mall style, or try some of our culinary delights and craft beers. Whatever your adventure, The Maine Highlands is a must visit while exploring Maine.