Katahdin Region

katahdin-region

Mount Katahdin is the highest mountain in Maine at 5,268 feet. Named “Katahdin” by the Penobscot Indians, the term means “The Greatest Mountain.” Katahdin is the centerpiece of Baxter State Park: a steep, tall mountain formed from underground magma. The flora and fauna on the mountain are typical of those found in northern New England. Katahdin is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, and is located near a stretch known as the Hundred-Mile Wilderness.

Snowmobiling in the Katahdin Region

Snowmobiling8The Katahdin Region has a long history of snowmobiling. There are hundreds of trails including the Interstate Trail System (ITS) and its tributaries which can take you into Canada and other New England states as well as the remote areas of Maine.

Schoodic Escape Cabin is located in Piscataquis County and is near some great snowmobile trails. Our cabin has a covered veranda where you can park your snowmobile for easy access. The closest trail is the Katahdin Ironworks Trail; the connector trail to the ITS 83. Take a tour around Mount Katahdin on the Katahdin Loop Trail.

To check the snow depth amounts, check out Northeast River Forecast Center Map.

Before you head out, you may want to check out some trail maps. You can view state wide ITS trail maps. The local ITS trail map is shown Moosehead, Jackman, The Forks, Bingham Area ITS Trail Map. The Blue Ridge Riders have a local map that also shows Route 66.

Check out the Maine Snowmobile trail conditions. View Rockwood trail report.

Be safe on the trail. Find more information about snowmobiling safety.

Some other helpful websites include:

Maine Snowmobile Association
SledMaine
Moosehead Lake Chamber of Commerce: Snowmobiling


Hunting in the Katahdin Region

Whitetail in FieldState of Maine Hunting and Trapping
State of Maine Inland Fishing and Wildlife

Maine Guides

The Maine Professional Guides Association


Fishing in the Katahdin Region

There are several opportunities for testing your fishing knowledge and skill in the Katahdin Region area during most of the year.

Schoodic Escape cabin is located on the shores of Schoodic Lake. Schoodic Lake is one of the premier spots for togue and landlocked salmon fishing. For more information please read this
newsletter
by the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department.

Check the Freshwater Regulations for the area before you head out. Check out IFW Fishing website for additional information.

You can buy a Maine State fishing license online by clicking here.

Girl FishingThere are several ice fishing derbies across the state of Maine. While you are staying with Maine Escapes in Brownville you may want to join in on the Schoodic Lake Ice Fishing Derby held in February. For more information on Ice Fishing in Maine, click here.

Some other helpful websites include:

Fishing-in-Maine.com
Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Maine IF&W Fishing Page
State of Maine Ice Fishing Regulations
Fishing in the Moosehead Lake Region
The Maine Professional Guides Association
Fly Fishing in Maine


Area Amenities

Restaurants/Bars

Elaine’s Basket Cafe and Gift Shop – Breakfast & Lunch – 24 West Main St., Milo – (207) 943-2705 (Website | TripAdvisor Reviews)
Pat’s Pizza – Lunch & Dinner – 30 Paddy Hill Road, Milo – (207) 943-2006
The Restaurant – Lunch & Dinner – 66 Park St., Milo – (207) 943-7432

Boat, Snowmobile, and Equipment Rental

Moc’s Power Sports and Rentals – Website – (207) 965-7800 – Brownville Junction
Tim Merrill & Co. – Boat Rentals – Website – (207) 564-2165 – Dover-Foxcroft

Markets, Shopping, and Other Services

Hospital, Mayo Regional – (207) 564-8401
Lee’s Laundry – (207) 943-5091
The Station Market – Fine Meats, Full Grocer – 68 Railroad Ave., Brownville Jct. – (207) 965-2361
The Junction – Maine’s Largest Entertainment Park – 197 Davis St, Rt. 11, Brownville Jct. – (207) 965-8876
The General Store & More – Grocery  – 1497 Main Road, Brownville Website – (207) 965-8100

Knights Landing Boat Launch – Knights Landing Road, Brownville


Fall Foliage in the Katahdin Region

Katahdin3Maine is a beautiful place to be in fall. Spectacular foliage and views await when you escape to the Katahdin Region region with Maine Escapes. Come join us between September and late October to view some of the dazzling colors autumn in Maine has to offer.

The mix of yellows, oranges, reds, and deep greens make this time of year a wonderful time to visit Maine. Whether your preferences are for foliage viewing, moose spotting or you’re simply seeking solitude, our cabin is situated in the perfect location that allows you to choose how to enjoy your escape!

Some other websites you might want to view to see what the best time would be to stay with us are:

Maine Tourism-Foliage
mainefoliage.com
http://portlandme.about.com/library/blfoliage.htm
Also see the driving tour routes for the area around Schoodic Escape at http://www.visitmaine.com/seasons/fall/touring/museums/