Maine Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Maine? View Maine parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Acadia National Park, Maine Camping & Hiking

Directions From Boston take I-95 north to Augusta, Maine, then Route 3 east to Ellsworth, and on to Mount Desert Island. For an alternate route, continue on I-95 north to Bangor, Maine, then take Route 1A east to Ellsworth. In Ellsworth, take Route 3 to Mount Desert Island. Phone (207) 288-3338 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Maine Campgrounds Schoodic Woods Campground DUCK HARBOR CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Maine Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Maine Recreation Areas Acadia National Park Official Website Acadia National Park Map Acadia National Park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States, an abundance of habitats, and a rich cultural heritage. At 3.5 million visits a year, it’s one of the top 10 most-visited national parks in the United

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Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge, Maine Camping & Hiking

Directions Heading north on I-95 from Bangor, ME take exit 62 Houlton, ME. Turn left on Route 1 north. In Caribou, take Route 89 West toward Limestone. Turn left onto Loring Commerce Road and proceed for approximately two miles. Ahead will be a set of railroad tracks; cross the tracks, and bear right at the fork. The refuge office and Visitor Contact Station is on the right. Phone 207-328-4634 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Maine Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Maine Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Maine Recreation Areas Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge Aroostook NWR is located on part of the former Loring Air Force Base, in Limestone, Maine. It was established in 1998, when 4,700 acres were transferred from the

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Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, Maine Camping & Hiking

Directions Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is located in north central Maine approximately a 2.5-hour drive west of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor and 1.5-hour drive north of Bangor, Maine, both of which are served by regional airports. Phone (207) 456-6001 Activities FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Maine Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Maine Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Maine Recreation Areas Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Official Website Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Map Spread across a wild landscape offering spectacular views of Mount Katahdin, Katahdin Woods and Waters invites discovery of its rivers, streams, woods, flora, fauna, geology, and the night skies that have attracted humans for millennia.

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Maine Acadian Culture, Maine Camping & Hiking

Directions The Saint John Valley is located in northern Aroostook County, Maine, 200 miles north of Bangor at the northern terminus of ME 1. It is best reached by private vehicle. From Interstate 95, use exits at Sherman or Smyrna Mills for Route 11 to Fort Kent, or the exit at Houlton for U.S. Route 1 North. Phone (207) 728-6826 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Maine Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Maine Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Maine Recreation Areas Maine Acadian Culture Official Website Maine Acadian Culture Map Maine Acadians share beliefs and experiences tying them to a common religion, languages, and history. The St. John River, land, and family are essential to their culture. The National Park Service supports the Maine Acadian Heritage Council, an

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Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Maine Camping & Hiking

Directions Because the refuge lands and islands are scattered along the whole Maine coast, the refuge has two offices. One is located in Milbridge, Maine, approximately 35 miles east of Ellsworth. The other office is located in Rockland, heading toward Owls Head. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Printed materials are available at both offices 24 hours a day. The mainland divisions are located in Milbridge, Steuben, Corea and Gouldsboro. There are opportunities for bird watching, wildlife photography, and hiking on the Petit Manan Point Division, in Steuben as well as trails in Corea and Gouldsboro. To reach the Milbridge office: Follow U.S. Route 1 to the center of Milbridge. Turn onto Water Street at the Gulf station. The office is a large white building on your left. To reach the Petit Manan Point Division: Take Pigeon Hill Road off U.S. Route 1 in Steuben,

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Moosehorn (Baring Unit) Wilderness, Maine Camping & Hiking

Directions Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge is located off Route 1 southwest of Calais, ME. It can be reached by taking Route 1 North from coastal Maine, Route 1 South from northern Maine, or Route 9 east from the Bangor area. Watch for the Refuge Office sign along Route 1. Phone (207) 454-7161 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Maine Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Maine Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Maine Recreation Areas Moosehorn (Baring Unit) Wilderness Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge Moosehorn (Baring Unit) Wilderness Map The Moosehorn (Baring Unit) Wilderness now contains a total of 4,680 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service’s Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Maine. In 1975 the Moosehorn (Baring Unit) Wilderness became part of the

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Moosehorn Wilderness, Maine Camping & Hiking

Directions Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge is located off Route 1 southwest of Calais, ME. It can be reached by taking Route 1 North from coastal Maine, Route 1 South from northern Maine, or Route 9 east from the Bangor area. Watch for the Refuge Office sign along Route 1. Phone (207) 454-7161 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Maine Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Maine Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Maine Recreation Areas Moosehorn Wilderness Map Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge Moosehorn Wilderness The Moosehorn Wilderness now contains a total of 2,712 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service’s Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Maine. In 1970 the Moosehorn Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation

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Pond Island National Wildlife Refuge, Maine Camping & Hiking

Directions Pond Island is located in the mouth of the Kennebec River 16 miles northeast of Portland and adjacent to Popham Beach. The island can be accessed by personal boat only. Pond island is open during daylight hours from September 1 to March 31 and closed to public access during the seabird nesting season from April 1 to August 31. For more information, contact Refuge Manager at (207) 236-6970. Phone 1 207 236 6970 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Maine Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Maine Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Maine Recreation Areas Pond Island NWR is managed by Petit Manan NWR complex. Pond Island NWR is a 10-acre island located in the mouth of the Kennebec River adjacent to Popham Beach. The U.S. Coast Guard transferred the island to the Fish

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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Maine Camping & Hiking

Directions FROM MAINE TURNPIKE EXIT #2 (WELLS EXIT): At Exit #19, travel east on Route #109 / #9 to Wells. Turn left (north) onto Route #1. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) and turn right (east) onto Route #9. Travel 0.7 miles (1.1 km); the Refuge will be on your right. Look for the large wooden sign at our entrance. FROM ROUTE #1 NORTH: From points north of Wells on Route #1: Proceed south on Route #1 through Kennebunk. Approximately 3.0 miles (4.8 km) south of Kennebunk, turn left (east) onto Route #9. Proceed as above. FROM ROUTE #1 SOUTH: From points south of Wells on Route #1: Proceed north on Route #1 through Wells. Turn right (east) onto Route #9 (approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of Wells Center). Proceed as above. FROM KENNEBUNKPORT: Travel west on Route #9. Approximately 5 miles (8.1 km) from Kennebunkport Center, look for

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Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Maine Camping & Hiking

Directions The park is located on Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada. The customs station is located at the southern end of the island. Car is the best way to travel to the park; there is no public transportation available. From Boston take I-95 north to Bangor, Maine. Take Route 1A east to Ellsworth, then follow Route 1 east to Whiting Village. Take Route 189 to Lubec and cross the FDR Memorial Bridge to Campobello Island. The visitor center is located approximately two miles from the bridge. Phone (506) 752-2922 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Maine Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Maine Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Maine Recreation Areas Roosevelt Campobello International Park Official Website Roosevelt Campobello International Park Map For many years, Franklin D. Roosevelt summered on Campobello Island. As an

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Saint Croix Island International Historic Site, Maine Camping & Hiking

Directions Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is best reached by private vehicle. The site is located 8 miles (13 km) south of Calais, Maine, on US Route 1, and can be reached either by Route 9 from Bangor or US Route 1, the coastal route from Portland and points south. From US Route 1, turn onto St. Croix Drive. The entrance gate is on the right. The visitor center is inside the ranger station. Phone (207) 454-3871 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Maine Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Maine Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Maine Recreation Areas Saint Croix Island International Historic Site Official Website Saint Croix Island International Historic Site Map The winter of 1604-1605 on Saint Croix Island was a cruel one for Pierre Dugua’s French

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Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Maine Camping & Hiking

Directions To get to the headquarters of Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, exit Interstate 95 at Exit 191 in Orono, Maine (Kelley Road). Turn right off the exit ramp to a blinking light at U.S. 2. Turn left on U.S. 2 and continue east through Orono to Old Town Maine. The headquarters is located at 1168 Main Street (U.S. 2), about 1/4 mile past the “Welcome to Old Town” sign. Directions to all refuge units may be obtained at the headquarters. Phone 207-827-6138, ext. 17 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Maine Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Maine Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Maine Recreation Areas Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Town of Milford, Penobscot County, Maine, approximately fourteen miles north of Bangor. The refuge

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White Mountain National Forest Camping & Hikes

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING White Mountain National Forest Camping Reservations Make your White Mountain National Forest Camping Reservations: SUGARLOAF 2 CAMPGROUND – Sugarloaf 2 is a scenic, remote camping area in the northwoods of New Hampshire. The White Mountains boast pristine forests, clear mountain streams and rivers and the tallest peaks in the Northeast. COVERED BRIDGE – Covered Bridge camping area is located in a thick forest along one of the most scenic drives in New Hampshire. This facility provides access to the heart of White Mountain National Forest and its many recreation opportunities such as hiking, biking, fishing and sightseeing. WHITE LEDGE CAMPGROUND – White Ledge camping area is conveniently located off State Route 16, 5 miles south of the town of Conway, New Hampshire. It is a relatively small facility and provides easy access to town

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