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into northern Maine will likely come
through this modern city that makes
itself a welcome host to events and
performances all year long. For travelers headed on to other parts, I-95, Rt.
15, Rt. 9, Rt. 1-A, and Rt. 2 all prove access to the woods, the coast and even
the mountains.
Those looking for memorable and scenic drives should make their way up Rt.
11 onto the Grindstone Scenic Byway
- now known as the Katahdin Woods
and Waters Byway - which encircles
the eastern side of Baxter State Park,
home to Maine's highest peak, Mt. Katahdin (just shy of a mile high), and the
northern terminus of the Appalachian
Trail. It also sits on the edge of the Allagash and parts of the Maine Woods
introduced to us by Henry David Thoreau 150 years ago. Beautiful, quiet,
green places along the West Branch of
the Penobscot River and thundering
pulse-pounding places that still draw
us in for the thrill of whitewater along
the East Branch of the Penobscot. Rt.
11 travels southwest out of Millinocket taking you towards another of the
highlands most glorious features: the
picturesque resort town of Greenville
on Moosehead Lake. As Maine's largest lake there are no end to the things
you can enjoy in the outdoors here
- hiking, paddling, the age old traditions of hunting and fishing, moose
safari and the spectacular sights to be
seen from a top Mt. Kineo perched in
the center of the lake just waiting for
you to explore. This is the epitome of
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uninterrupted green punctuated with
deep hues of blue from the lakes and
ponds and just about nothing else to
get in theway.
Cities & Towns: Bangor, Greenville,
Lincoln, Millinocket, and Orono
Roads & Highways: I-95, Rt. 11, Rt.
202, Rt. 2, Rt. 6, Rt. 15, Rt. 16, and
Rt. 11State Scenic Byways: Katahdin
Woods and Waters Scenic Byway (Rt.
11), Moosehead Scenic Byway (Rt. 15)
Notable Features: Maine Children's
Discovery Museum, The Bangor
Waterfront,Paul Bunyan Statue at the
Cross Insurance Center, Baxter State
Park, Mount Katahdin, Paddling the
East & West Branch of the Penobscot
River, Whitewater Rafting and Guided
Expeditions, Moose and Wildlife Safari, Moosehead Lake & Mt. Kineo, The
Golden Road
Kennebec Valley
What can easily be said about The
Kennebec Valley is that it is a place
that offers two sides of the same coin.
In it's southern towns and cities like
Augusta (Maine state capital), Gardiner, Hallowell, Belgrade, and Waterville offer the civility and culture that
accompany communities with architecturally beautiful and vibrant Main
Streets, fine dining, museums, shopping and the performing arts. However, head north, and you'll pass into
wild country. North, above Skowhegan
and Madison you arrive in some of the
finest hunting and fly-fishing country
our state has to offer; north, to the
rollicking and pounding excitement
of whitewater on the Kennebec &
Dead Rivers. North to Coburn Mountain near Jackman, Maine's highest
groomed snowmobile trail. North to

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where Rt. 201 becomes the Old Canada Road Scenic Byway which carries
you through twisting and swiftly rising
roads into picturesque parts of Maine
and quaint and quiet New England
towns. The Kennebec Valley is a quieter side of Maine that begs to be explored in every season. Paddling, hiking, snowmobiling, fishing are all here.
And don't forget to look to explore
the Kennebec Valley for its broad collection of fairs and festivals including
the Nation's Oldest State Fair at Skowhegan, the Kneading Conference and
Fiber Frolic in June.
Cities & Towns: Augusta, Gardiner,
Hallowell, Waterville, Skowhegan,
Madison,The Forks, and Belgrade
Lakes
Roads & Highways: I-95, Rt. 201, Rt-2,
Rt. 9, Rt. 202, Rt. 100, Rt. 27, and Rt.
16
Scenic Byways: National Scenic Byways: Old Canada Road Scenic Byway;
State Scenic Byways: Moosehead Scenic Byway (Rt. 15)
Notable Features: The State Capital,
Old Fort Western, Antiquing in Hallowell, Hobbitland at Vaughan Wood's,
The Maine State Museum, Theater at
Monmouth, Belgrade's Lakes, Waterville Opera House, LC Bates Museum,
Colby College Museum of Art, The
Skowhegan Indian, Lakewood Theater,
Whitewater Rafting on the Kennebec
and The Dead Rivers
Maine's Lake's & Mountains
Passing through the many communities that make up Maine's Lake's and
Mountains you'll see that you are
surrounded by nearly endless access
to the outdoors. From the broad and
welcoming shores of Sebago Lake in
the south to the deep forested areas
that flank the Appalachian Trail to the
north and the hundreds of miles of ski
slopes on Saddleback, Sugarloaf, and
Sunday River. The beauty and bounty
of being this close to nature gives visitors to the region no reason whatsoever to complain that they have nothing
to do. Even the many small communities spread out through the region offer something for everyone: Take the
Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway - spot a
moose, maybe. Visit Lewiston & Auburn's twin cities for a taste of in-town
culture, and the Sebago area delivers

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