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Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Discussion in 'North East' started by SilverBulletII, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Jul 6, 2018 at 5:48 AM
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    SilverBulletII

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    Visited the recently designated national monument (2016)IMG_0322.jpg Katahdin Woods and Waters. The property is east of Baxter State Park, Maine and managed by the National Park Service. Drove the beautiful Katahdin Loop Road, which a 15 mile jaunt through deep woods on a one lane gravel road. The mostly woods travel has some sections of beautiful vistas and also a few bridges over streams. Very peaceful.

    Operated my 2017 Tacoma through the area. No 4X4 required. Any vehicle with moderate clearance would work, but it is more fun in a Tacoma !
     
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  2. Jul 6, 2018 at 5:57 AM
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    DrFunker

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    Looks beautiful. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jul 6, 2018 at 6:36 AM
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    Great place to go for a ride. Our dingaling governor would prefer clear cut and tried his best to stop it.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2018 at 11:39 AM
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    I think the controversy regarding the area's declaration as a national monument will subside. There was also controversy
    when the Cape Cod National Seashore was established; which is no longer the case.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2018 at 10:48 AM
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    Do you have any information on where you drove in that area? Taking a trip to Acadia around labor day and wanted to do a back road return trip so just trying to get some info from those that have gone already
     
  6. Jul 11, 2018 at 2:02 PM
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    The area is east of Baxter State Park. North of Millinocket. The loop road is accessed from the South Entrance via Swift Brook Road. The National Monument is new and the signage is sparse, especially on the approach to the area. Fortunately, the "Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters" website has links to excellent directions and maps.
    Let me know if you have any other questions.
     
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  7. Jul 11, 2018 at 3:16 PM
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    micwillia Nonstop Tinkerer

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    That's a great start but, I'll keep that offer in mind :thumbsup:
     
  8. Jul 11, 2018 at 3:53 PM
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    Thanks for posting!

    Will keep this in mind for my eventual Maine trip.... Whenever I get around to it....
     
  9. Jul 11, 2018 at 3:55 PM
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    m603holden nooner or sooner

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  10. Jul 11, 2018 at 3:56 PM
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    Great, wild place. And, it's free.
     
  11. Sep 24, 2018 at 11:27 AM
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    I understand that this new National Monument is experiencing an increase in visitors. That's, overall, very good and will help build public support for this beautiful national treasure. So, if you don't like crowds go see the place soon !
     

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