The Maine Highlands: Bangor, Katahdin & Moosehead Lake

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Waterfalls

While most of the waterfalls in The Maine Highlands region are tucked away in remote locations, many of them are also very assessable. Here is a few of our larger waterfalls, please remember your outdoor ethics when traveling through our region.  For more information on the Leave No Trace outdoor ethics, please visit: www.lnt.org.

Abol Falls

Located near Baxter State Park, Abol Falls is worth adding on to your visit to Mt. Katahdin. On the West Branch of the Penobscot River these falls gush best in the spring, but with serene woodland surroundings and a beautiful view of Katahdin itself, Abol Falls is worth a visit any time of year.

Location: Township 2
Directions: Take Telos Rd (Golden Rd) from Millinocket Rd. heading north, Abol Falls is roadside.

Contact: Katahdin Chamber of Commerce
1029 Central St. Millinocket, ME 04462
(207) 723-4443

www.katahdinmaine.com

Billings Falls (Gulf Hagas)

Another stellar waterfall within Gulf Hagas, Billing Falls 15 foot drop that merits watching. Although it might be a bit further off of the beaten trail, this waterfall’s view of the canyons is worth the hike.

Location: Gulf Hagas
Directions: Heading north from Brownville Junction on Rt. 11, take a left onto KI Road, the entrance to Gulf Hagas is after 7 miles.

Contact: Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 581, Greenville, Maine 04441-0581
1-888-876-2778 • 207-695-2702

www.mooseheadlake.org

Buttermilk Falls (Gulf Hagas)

A small but attractive horsetail waterfall, this secret of Gulf Hagas is worth stepping off the beaten path. While it may only a 10 foot drop, the pool at the bottom of this fall makes it worth while, as does the surrounding nature.

Location: Gulf Hagas
Directions: Heading north from Brownville Junction on Rt. 11, take a left onto KI Road, the entrance to Gulf Hagas is after 7 miles.

Contact: Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 581, Greenville, Maine 04441-0581
1-888-876-2778 • 207-695-2702

www.mooseheadlake.org

Early Landing Falls

Nestled on Big Wilson Stream is Early Landing Falls, a splendid, modest waterfall with a scenic view to make it worth the visit. Located in Willimantic, this cozy waterfall is surrounded by lush forest, and its easy access makes it a great trip. Don’t forget to bring a camera, because you’ll want to take this waterfall with you.

Location: Willimantic
Directions:  Rt 150. North to Willimantic. Located just before a bridge, there is a parking lot.

Contact: Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 581, Greenville, Maine 04441-0581
1-888-876-2778 • 207-695-2702

www.mooseheadlake.org

Hay Brook Falls

With so many waterfalls in the state, it’s hard not to find one that is well known and heavily explored, but Hay Brook Falls is a truly hidden gem. Tucked away inside of KI Jo-Mary Multiple Use Forest, this horsetail waterfall has a 25 foot plunge and a view to experience.

Location: KI Jo-Mary Multiple Use Forest
Directions: Going north from Rt. 11, turn left onto Ebeemee Rd, which leads to Katahdin Iron Works Rd. Take for 14 miles.

Contact: Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 581, Greenville, Maine 04441-0581
1-888-876-2778 •  207-695-2702

www.mooseheadlake.org

Katahdin Falls

Maine’s tallest waterfall, Katahdin Falls is a gorgeous and rustic fall inside of Baxter State Park. Kept natural on state park land, this fall, located on Katahdin stream is uninterrupted and absolutely worth seeing on a trip to Katahdin or Baxter State Park.

Location: Baxter Stare Park
Directions: Take Rt. 157/11 North to Baxter State Park. After entering the park, continue until you reach Katahdin Stream Campground.

Contact: Katahdin Chamber of Commerce
1029 Central St. Millinocket, ME 04462
(207) 723-4443

www.katahdinmaine.com

Nesowadnehunk Falls

While not a grand drop, Nesowadnehunk Falls is a powerful fall to be appreciated. This beautiful horseshoe fall is a frequented spot for portrait artists for obvious reasons, with it’s broad whitewaters in the forefront, and a scenic view of Katahdin in the background.

Location: Township 2, Range 10
Directions: Take Telos Rd (Golden Rd) from Millinocket Rd. heading north.

Contact: Katahdin Chamber of Commerce
1029 Central St. Millinocket, ME 04462
(207) 723-4443

www.katahdinmaine.com

Screw Auger Falls (Gulf Hagas)

One of many waterfalls inside of “The Grand Canyon of Maine” is Screw Auger Falls, a gorgeous 25 foot drop. With so much to appreciate within Gulf Hagas, Screw Auger Falls stands out with it’s excellent view and great swimming hole at the bottom.

Location: Gulf Hagas
Directions: Heading north from Brownville Junction on Rt. 11, take a left onto KI Road, the entrance to Gulf Hagas is after 7 miles.

Contact: Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 581, Greenville, Maine 04441-0581
1-888-876-2778 • 207-695-2702

www.mooseheadlake.org

Tobey Falls

Another one of Maine’s waterfalls that proves that size isn’t everything, Tobey Falls is a brilliant waterfall on Big Wilson Stream. A slide fall, the waters of Tobey Falls gush year round at a 45 degree angle. While it’s only an 8 ft drop, the angle and pressure of Tobey Falls is breathtaking.

Location: Willimantic
Directions: From Rt. 150 take Willimantic Rd, after a barn on your left, take an unmarked dirt road until the end. A short hike should be anticipated.

Contact: Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 581, Greenville, Maine 04441-0581
1-888-876-2778 •  207-695-202

www.mooseheadlake.org

For more information on waterfalls in New England, please visit newenglandwaterfalls.com.

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