Are you planning a trip to Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument? 

  1. Check out National Park Service materials for preparation and orientation.
  2. Visit the Katahdin Chamber of Commerce website for lodging, shopping, dining, and regional attractions.
  3. Drop a line to Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters! We’d love to hear about your monument trip! Email us at to start a conversation and share your memories.

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument protects over 87,500 acres for visitors to experience in all four seasons. There are a variety of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy including:

  • 17 miles of scenic loop road (including varying lengths of short- and medium-length hikes),
  • 15 campsites and lean-tos (including three with drive-up access),
  • 30 miles of hiking on the International Appalachian Trail,
  • Three rivers offering paddling, riverside camping, and fishing,
  • Miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter,
  • 34 sq. miles open to hunting and snowmobiling in the parcels east of the East Branch of the Penobscot,
  • and countless stars for stargazing beneath the darkest skies east of the Mississippi River.