Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is located in north central Maine. Established as a monument by President Obama in 2016, Katahdin Woods and Waters offers many scenic views, including Katahdin, Maine’s tallest mountain. This remote monument is 87,500 acres in size and has much for visitors to explore from rivers to forests to scenic roadways. Each season has something to offer monument visitors from the colorful fall foliage to snow-covered rolling hills.
There are many activities you can do during your visit to Katahdin Woods and Waters. Those looking to go fishing should find luck on the east branch of the Penobscot River. Landlocked salmon and brook trout are common to this branch of the river. Mountain biking is permitted on many of the trails as well as the gravel roads within the boundary of the monument. During the winter months, explore the monument by cross-country skiing and snowshoeing the many miles of groomed trails.
The park is open year-round and each season brings a unique experience to the park. During inclement weather, especially during the snowy winters, some roads leading to the monument may be partially or fully closed. Check road and weather conditions before making the drive to Katahdin Woods and Waters. The monument is in a remote area, with spotty at best cell phone reception.