Just one week until the 6th Anniversary

A weekend of fun in the Katahdin Region – celebrate with us!

Summer is flying by, and it’s hard to believe that the 6th Anniversary Celebration is just over a week away on Saturday, August 27. Now is the time to purchase your tickets if you haven’t done so already!

Cabins are still available at New England Outdoor Center. Call NEOC at (207) 723-5438 to reserve one today.

For those planning to be in the Katahdin region for the anniversary weekend (whether you’ll be attending the celebration or not), check out some opportunities for fun daytime activities from our friends and partners below. Please note that some require pre-registration and have limited capacity.


Self-Guided Birding Excursion (suggested by Maine Audubon)

The monument is a haven for more than one hundred species of birds. Try to find as many as you can using Maine Audubon and Friends of KWW’s new Birding Hotspots Map, which points users to some of the most productive and accessible areas. In late August, the Monument’s birds are focused on feeding, putting on weight for their impending southbound migration. Look and listen for mixed flocks in forests, wetlands, pond edges, and other of the park’s habitats.

Photography Exhibition with Friends of Baxter State Park

Stop by the Boreal Theater Gallery in downtown Millinocket (open Thursday-Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm) through Sunday, August 28, to check out My Magnificent Obsession, a photography exhibition by local artist Emma McGraw. (Click here for details.) This exhibition is selected from Emma’s work over the past two years studying photography as a Baxter Youth Conservation Corps Conservation Fellow with Friends of Baxter State Park.

BikeMaine Weekend in Lincoln with Bicycle Coalition of Maine

Join BCM as part of the BikeMaine weekend in Lincoln for a “Short and Sweet” gravel bike ride on Friday or Saturday afternoon. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register for Friday or Saturday.


Hike Deasey with the International Appalachian Trail

Join members of the IAT for a hike up Deasey Mountain in Katahdin Woods & Waters. Join Friends board member Don Hudson for this 10-mile group hike. Space is limited. Please register on the Maine IAT website.

Hammond Ridge Bike Trail Tours with the Katahdin Gear Library, Katahdin Area Trails, and the Outdoor Sport Institute

Join staff from the Katahdin Gear Library, Katahdin Area Trails, and the Outdoor Sport Institute at 2 pm on Saturday, August 27, for a tour of the Hammond Ridge Trails. Several bike leaders will be available to run different paced rides. Bring your own bike or rent a bike from NEOC or the Katahdin Gear LibraryPre-registration is preferred.

Looking forward to celebrating together soon. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Happy anniversary!